Jaime Gustavson

Jaime Gustavson

I am interested in disgust and beauty. I wonder if it is possible to elicit both responses from the same painting. I’ve found that when I paint with oil, I can highlight subtleties in color and surface that are beautiful and might go unnoticed. When choosing subjects, I also choose a human emotion. Pig heads embody fear, worms embody lust, and ravens embody the beauty of play. These three paintings are from three separate series. Presenting...

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Dawn Lepper

Dawn Lepper

    Joseph Downtown acrylic and fiber 2009       Sunrise Road acrylic and fiber 2009     Bath Plug acrylic and...

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Brandon Whitacre

Brandon Whitacre

There are times in life that call for action, efficiency and speed. There are times when slowing down, breathing, and just sitting, are what we have to do. This body of work is intended to express the importance of the slow, quiet instances that I experience in my daily life, and that help me maintain the delicate balance of living. There are things that cause worry, frustration, distraction, anger, confusion, etc… There are also things that...

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Kevin Layton

Kevin Layton

Kevin Layton’s art career began with two years of ceramic study.  His interests in glaze and surface texture carried over from ceramics into his current body of work, which consists of large-scale paintings and drawings.  His work explores domestic life as experienced from the perspective of a young father. His work involves collage techniques, while intertwining the qualities of paint and line.  He communicates his conceptual ideas by...

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Ginger Conroy

Ginger Conroy

Portraiture ranging from formal representation to work dealing with the notions of personal grooming and the cultivation of beauty have led me, in my most recent work, to investigate the mythos surrounding deformity and anomalous physical structures. Narrative figuration motivates me to investigate interior psychological spaces; oils encourage me to revive an interest in classical ideals of beauty. My work is influenced by a range of styles...

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John Townsend

John Townsend

My artwork originates from the gap between two different worlds—the privileged and working class. Living between the two and not able to solely belong to either one, I am constantly searching for connections and a sense of place.   I struggle with accepting myself as a participant in ether group.  I value both the physical prowess of manual labor, and the intellectualism of the elite.  I am interested in both group’s limitations and how...

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