Taking a painterly and experimental approach to printmaking, Alyson Provax (b. 1984) is a Portland, OR based artist whose work explores subjectivity, loneliness, uncertainty, memory and record. Utilizing various processes such as monotype, silkscreen and collage, Alyson defies the standardized process of printmaking by manipulating every step of her process, from the way she applies her ink to the handling of her surface. Imbued with tactility and abstract narrative, Alyson’s work speaks to the contemporary complexities of modern life.
For the Fall edition of AAF, Uprise Art exhibits works by artists working outside of New York City: Boston-based Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey; London-based Boe Holder; Montreal-based Zoe Pawlak; Portland-based Alyson Provax; Kansas City-based Jessica Simorte; Vancouver-based Ben Skinner; Atlanta-based Britt Bass Turner; and Philadelphia-based Jen Wink Hays.
- Alyson ProvaxPortland, ORArtist Page
- Ben SkinnerVancouver, CanadaArtist Page
Ben Skinner (b.1977) is a Canadian artist who explores the nature of language through the use of text and materiality. His works often combine mechanical production methods common in sign making with traditional materials and techniques, such as hand-applied gold leaf and silk marbling. The phrases within the works seamlessly weave together humor and pain to explore the incongruities of daily life. He graduated with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax in 2000, and with an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003.
- Jessica SimorteHouston, TXArtist Page
Jessica Simorte (b. 1988) is a Houston, Texas-based painter whose work serves as an ongoing examination of how creating art can function as a mode of place making. Utilizing shape and color, Jessica creates energetic abstractions that interpret the psychological bond to physical and invented space. Working at a small scale affords an intimacy to Jessica’s work, allowing the nuances of subtle color variations and delicate mark making to take center stage.
- Katrine Hildebrandt-HusseyBoston, MAArtist Page
Katrine Hildebrandt-Hussey (b. 1982) is a Boston-based visual artist whose work is inspired by sacred geometry and the metaphysical mapping of space and time. Katrine achieves the geometric patterns in her work by burning her paper surface, allowing for chance to influence her ordered forms. Marked with intentionality and meticulous detail, Katrine’s work investigates the correlation between chaos and order, permanence and transience, and the interconnectivity of the universe.
- Britt Bass TurnerRoswell, GAArtist Page
Britt Bass Turner (b.1989) is an abstract painter living and working in Roswell, Georgia. Britt’s paintings value an economy of line with succinct and graphic marks interlaced among expressive washes. Her paintings nod to the natural world with enclosed shapes resembling both the botanical and the cosmic. The illusion of movement and atmosphere is achieved by combining areas of small, dense marks with large swaths of gestural paint application, creating moments of tension and release.
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