┐ Will Jennings └

© Will Jennings, Untitled, from the series Tumbling Blocks, 2011 “As an intuitive response to the sudden death of my mother last summer I walked down the Suffolk coast, reconsidering the landscape of my childhood through the eyes of an adult, mourner and artist. Concrete cubes sporadically emerged along the route, sole man-made interjections in a landscape of permanent flux. As I walked through fog they offered perspective, their staccato rhythm implied passing time, their angular form suggested a grid and attempted rationalisation of chaotic, uncontrollable nature. I read the cubes as monolithic stelae. Blank vessels into which I store … Continue reading ┐ Will Jennings └

┐ Barbara Hammer └

(…) When I was seven, when I was sixty-seven, my desire was the same. All I wanted was a horse in my backyard. I truly believed as a youngster that I would wake up one morning on my birthday and find a horse tethered, eating lawn grass and waiting for me. The surprising thing is that I still look. Perhaps it is my naiveté but more likely it is a persistent sense of hope that keeps this dream alive. This same ability to hope and dream kept me alive throughout the rigorous four and a half months of chemotherapy even … Continue reading ┐ Barbara Hammer └

║ Melanie Bonajo ║

© Melanie Bonajo, Waiting for something beautiful to happen, 2002 © Melanie Bonajo, Are all cliches true o3, 2007 “My ideas are jingles in my head, they come to me. To be able to make a song i have to give stucture to the melodies, like i have to put the thoughts and idea’s into matter to be able to impart the information and touch someone like it touched me first.My work is an irregular impulse of experiences and aesthetic enjoyments stemming from the questions I have and the things that I know. I am not interested in a particular … Continue reading ║ Melanie Bonajo ║

║ Sarah Sudhoff ║

© Sarah Sudhoff, Clean 2, from the series Repository © Sarah Sudhoff, Fallopian Tube, from the series Repository © Sarah Sudhoff, Exploratory Surgery, from the series Repository “I examine the body within a medical context by exploring through photography, video and performance four main themes: pathological waste; containment of the body and its parts; fragmentation and violence against the body; a subject’s relationship to a specific environment.Following my surgery in 2004 for cervical cancer, I began to photograph, film and perform in hospitals, morgues, medical museums and my doctors’ offices. The photographic and film works focus attention on the physical … Continue reading ║ Sarah Sudhoff ║

║ Sunil Gupta ║

© Sunil Gupta, Pentamedine / Attitude, from the series From Here to Eternity, 1999 © Sunil Gupta, Chicago / Hoist, from the series From Here to Eternity, 1999 “I made this work partly in response to a period of illness brought on by the HIV. I thought that it might be time to thinks about how the virus affects my life…”Sunil Gupta To view more of Sunil’s work click here. Continue reading ║ Sunil Gupta ║

║ Lisa Lindvay ║

© Lisa Lindvay, Bottles under bed © Lisa Lindvay, Game Room “These photographs depict the lives of my father, sister and two brothers, as they take on the burden of my mother’s deteriorating mental state. This work represents an extended look at the physical and emotional currents within their home to question the sanctity of family life and domestic comfort.”Lisa Lindvay To vie more of Lisa’s work click here. Continue reading ║ Lisa Lindvay ║

║ Bradly Dever Treadaway ║

© Bradly Treadaway, Sick © Bradly Treadaway, Sick (performance) © Bradly Treadaway, Sick (detail) “Sick addresses my continuing struggle with cigarette addiction. For almost ten years I have been an on-again off-again smoker, never really considering myself addicted. However in the last year or so my classification as a smoker has been more difficult to define. I find myself smoking more and having less control over the urge.[…]The photographs form a sequence engaging the urge and repetition of smoking, the very quick and thoughtless process of filling an ashtray and the loss of control while doing so. Making these photographs … Continue reading ║ Bradly Dever Treadaway ║

║ Matthew Shain (Chicago Project – part III) ║

© Matthew Shain, Miscellaneous Debris, 2005 © Matthew Shain, Father/Son I, 2005 “Identity, relationships, distance, reflection, elegy, and humor are some of the themes in my work. I began thinking of these ideas while photographing my father for a project designed to portray our relationship, or rather, the implied distance on which it hinges. I realized that this space I was representing is a part of all relationships including our relationship with images. It is the distance of preservation and presentation. In other words, how the subject preserves him or herself in the artist’s presentation of the piece to a … Continue reading ║ Matthew Shain (Chicago Project – part III) ║

║ Jennifer Loshaw – In My Skin ║

© Jennifer Loshaw “Throughout history, the desire for beauty has been used as a tool to help establish selfidentity. Through the drifting dreams of William Shakespeare to the concepts taught by the Dali Lama, we can see how society defines the self through a search for beauty. Since beauty cannot be positively defined, I find this to be a strange concept.We create physical beauty believing it will identify us. Yet, our spirit makes up our identity. We cannot decorate this spirit; we cannot illuminate it in any other way then through personality and activity.This exhibition is a response to the … Continue reading ║ Jennifer Loshaw – In My Skin ║