2018 Exhibiting Artists
"A Free Space Between Intersections," celebrates queer Black men at the intersection of race and equality, contrasted against the backdrop of desertion and abandonment. The vibrant photographs are a means to claim space in the discussion about equality and bring Black queer bodies into open spaces. Select works on view in the Studio.
In a world filled with hostile environments what does it mean to feel healthy and whole? Artist Kyle Brandt-Lubart explores this theme through the creation of her assemblage sculptures which are informed by her professional work in community mental health.
Elizabeth M. Willey
History, folk tales, fairy tales, and mythology are the core inspirations for the series "Into Gold." Artist Elizabeth M. Willey layers complex patterns with iconic images from folk and fairy tales, in her mixed media encaustic work, blending familiar and obscure narratives into one-of-a-kind art pieces. The results are deliciously magical interpretations of favorite stories and curious imagery of stories unknown.
"Separate / Illuminate" is comprised of mixed media work as an exploration of loss and resiliency. Gregory’s abstracted images of the natural world are are cut up and hand-stitched back together. The hand-stitched repairs in black linen are highlighted with gold thread, a nod to the Japanese art of Kintsugi. Her imagery and color pallet are reminiscent of Pacific Northwest Landscapes and speak to feelings of separation and sadness, but also of healing and hope. Select work remains on view in the Studio.
Photographer Alexander Hollingsworth has an incredible passion for photography. In "Countenance," he celebrates the beauty and grace of black women in gorgeous dramatic lighting.