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Artists

  • Bill FingerKalamazoo, MI

    Bill Finger (b. 1961) is a Kalamazoo-based artist whose work combines sculpture and photography. Handcrafting each element, he constructs and then photographs miniature dioramas. Each image is imbued with a sense of cinematic narrative that reflects twenty years working around movie sets. Bill has exhibited his photographs in both the US and Canada. His work is included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman Museum of Photography and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. He holds a MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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  • Josie StevensonTeaneck, NJ

    Josie Stevenson (b. 1992) is a mixed-media artist living and working in New Jersey. After she graduated from Parsons the New School for Design with a BFA in Illustration she began reworking "failed" paintings into new collages. Her collages incorporate soft, pastel washes cut into organic shapes that overlap to create delicate overlaps that at once evoke alien landscapes and intimate still lifes. Recently, her collages feature stippled drawings of spiderwebs, leaves, and flowers that resemble treasures pressed between the pages of a book. 

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  • Martina LangLondon, UK

    Martina Lang (b. 1982) is a photographer who creates conceptual images with a surreal twist. Her staged photographs often use common items, like paper, to create sculptural environments that introduce new perspectives. The tone of her work tends to shift between the meditative and humorous. Martina’s obsession with nature, books, and the everyday act as constant sources of inspiration for her work. The artist grew up in rural Bavaria and studied photography in Stuttgart where she graduated with honors. She moved to London after being awarded a scholarship and received an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins University. She was PAMM Curator’s Pick at Pulse Miami Beach in 2018. Martina currently lives and works in London, UK with her practice spanning across editorial, commercial and fine art projects.

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  • Kristin TexeiraBrooklyn, NY

    Kristin Texeira (b. 1988) is a Brooklyn, New York-based artist who creates painted abstractions of her interactions with both persons and places. Culled from decades of journaling and sketching, Kristin’s paintings create a lexicon of carefully crafted forms with a finely attuned sensitivity to color and surface. Kristin captures memories through map-like geometries that serve to reflect and record the world around her.

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  • Jessica SimorteHouston, TX

    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.

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Location

Photos by Alex Smith & Marius Chiara

Dates

Nov 21, 2017-May 15, 2018