From Michelle: "Using symbolism I create a surreal personal narrative that is almost dreamlike. Sometimes the symbolism has a direct meaning, sometimes it just gives me a certain feeling. However, everything is always there for a reason - even if that means sitting around and waiting for a reason to occur"
From Caitlin: "The string implemented in this process can be viewed as the basic cellular unit of fabrication, and by utilizing media and practices inherited from my deceased relatives, I aim to generate emblems of my diminishing bloodline, embodied by each organism's skeletal remains."
From Casey: "A collection of objects unearthed in the ruins of a lonely, Puritanical house; mile-markers defining the distance between a house and a home."
Damara Kaminecki: Alchemedic + Kate Collins: New Works
From Damara: "I was obsessed with Medieval illuminations and woodblock prints which tend to depict daily life, but most today aren't that relatable and our themes are not centered around religion, farming, and astronomy. I wanted to incorporate my own interests and humor in a style where you can see my hands at work"
From Kate: "University trained design sense executed with classic bold traditional tattooing application, deriving from her family's Chicano/Irish mixed culture and the hardcore punk subculture."
In Transylvanian Nights, Florin uses stone, wood, and pastels to create metaphors for the state of mind the process puts him in. The idea of transforming life's routine in a moment of creative bewilderment is his life's credo.
Amanda creates curious creature illustrations from a grab bag of imagery, nostalgia, and an odd urge to see what would happen if a stag's head was placed on top of a dapper gentleman's body from the 19th century.
From Peter: "Each new drawing reveals another wonderfully nostalgic moment illustrating the human condition. They remain incredibly endearing, kind, witty, honest, and remarkably innocent. Long live the Robots!"
Merging the childhood concept of the blanket fort with various printmaking media, BYO Print members have crafted an interactive installation, inviting viewers to visit and spend time in a world crafted and collaged from printed ephemera.
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Anthony Kosiakowski: Works
Using colors, patterns, and perspective Anthony creates a lucid yet dreamlike world. One where abstract and concrete expressions balance and work with each other forming a harmonious blend.
Humor injected surrealism that often includes repetitious geometric shapes and colorful monotony. His whimsical and technical approach gathers influence from folk art, textiles, bathroom graffiti, and kawaii.
Philadelphia Center for The Book Member Exhibition: Paper Works
Collaborating with public and private book-collecting institutions throughout the city, Philadelphia Center for the Book brings together book artists, librarians, educators, and the public to appreciate the book as a contemporary art form within the context of its historical antecedents.
Megan Hobbes and Rachel Van Timmeran: Sum of Parts
Both Megan and Rachel's work involve intensive, repetitious techniques which become meditative as new ideas and connections emerge.
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Concetta Barbera and Stefanie Fuoco: Future History
This exhibition brings together the vibrant, fantastical landscape of painter Concetta Barbera and the organic, emotional vignettes of weave Stefanie Fuoco. Both artists use color, line, and form to create layered work that explores physical and emotional spaces.
Investigating disappointment, conflict, the challenges of interpersonal connection, and the vague dissatisfaction that floats beneath the surface of consciousness, Katherine Pulido's exhibition consists of a series of small character portraits.