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SEASON 12

EXHIBITS IN THE GALLERY
September 2015 - August 2016

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  January 22 - February 19     Opening Reception - Friday, January 22, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery + drawing room

 

FLIGHT
Works About Velocity and Flight

 

Our fascination with speed and movement through the air is probably as old as our ability to reason. Whether it be through mythological cautionary tales such as the flight of Icarus, or the scientific quest for technology through such visions as those proposed by the sketches of Leonardo DaVinci or Elon Musk, the concept has paralleled humanity's progress through the millennia in many forms, with many results. It seems even our subconsciousness carries a deeply rooted link to the process of flight, as many people recount having lucid aerobatic dreams. Like flight, velocity in general carries with it both technical, symbolic, and practical meaning. Speed (and velocity) is relative to time, distance, and direction. Manifest is interested in how these concepts, together or separate, are explored in visual art today.

FLIGHT is a gallery exhibit that brings together a range of works which address, explore, or present issues, concepts, forms, or images related to flight, flying, or velocity.

For this exhibit 136 artists from 31 states, Washington D.C., and 8 countries submitted 354 works for consideration. Eleven works by the following 9 artists from Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, and Texas were selected for presentation in the gallery and Manifest Exhibition Annual publication at the close of the season.

 

Presenting works by:

Holly Donovan
Chicago, Illinois

Kurt Dyrhaug
Beaumont, Texas

Alicia Eggert
Denton, Texas

Reagan Furqueron
Indianapolis, Indiana

Ann Kim
Dayton, Ohio

Joyce Rosner
Austin, Texas

Susan Tennant
Indianapolis, Indiana

Richard Theissen
St. Peter, Minnesota

Copper Tritscheller
Edgewater, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    Susan Tennant


 

     Holly Donovan


 

     Alicia Eggert


 

 


parallel space

 

SECRET GARDEN

 

At one time the world of living things was classified into two simple groups, plants and animals. Botany concerned itself with the study of plants. We are linked to these, our earthly cousins, in so many ways. As a planetary phenomenon we take for granted that to our yin the plants provide the yang. We breathe in oxygen and out carbon dioxide, they absorb carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Clearly an elegant arrangement was agreed upon by the forces of the Universe to arrive at such a symbiosis. Whether it be the form of organic plant life, or the concept of its functionality, the implications of its shared existence with humanity, or its clever ability to convert sunlight into food, plant life is as fascinating as it is beautiful. In the context of contemporary society it is interesting to consider what this can mean in the hands of artists.

For our 12th exhibit season Manifest revisits the theme the gallery first presented with Botanical in spring of 2012, once again reviewing works which explore the theme of plant life through varous means.

For this exhibit 209 artists from 38 states, Washington D.C., and 8 countries submitted 648 works for consideration. Eleven works by the following 8 artists from Alabama, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, and Canada were selected for presentation in the gallery and Manifest Exhibition Annual publication at the close of the season.

Presenting works by:

Ron Geibel
Georgetown, Texas

Lauren Lake
Birmingham, Alabama

Eileen MacArthur
Arthur, Canada

Rachel Reisert
Wyoming, Ohio 

John Sabraw
Athens, Ohio

Benjamin Shamback
Mobile, Alabama

Kathleen Taylor
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Alice Valenti
Baltimore, Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    Rachel Reisert


 

     Ron Geibel


 

     John Sabraw


 

 


central gallery + north gallery

 

MEMORY PALACE
Exploring Time, History, and Memory

 

Because we're born within the context of time, like fish in water, we forget that it too is a medium and subject. It is a part of all we do. When we're young, time seems to pass very slowly. As we age it seems to move more swiftly. Memory is a sense we evolved to help us perceive our place in time, outside the now.

The ancient Greeks personified memory as Mnemosyne, a titaness who with Zeus mothered the nine muses. Furthermore, the ancient Greeks and Romans described the Method of Loci (memory palace technique) for organizing and recalling information through spatial visualization and association.

All forms of art are affected by time and memory. Some artists realize and embrace this, and it becomes the content and subject of their work. Sometimes the best impacts of visual art are delayed experiences in memory. Whatever the case may be, Manifest has set out to present an exhibition of diverse works which address, depict, or incorporate the themes of Memory, History, and Time.

For this exhibit 219 artists from 38 states and 9 countries submitted 639 works for consideration. Fourteen works by the following 13 artists from Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia were selected for presentation in the gallery and Manifest Exhibition Annual publication at the close of the season.

Presenting works by:

Ashton Bird
Tallahassee, Florida

James Chase
Hooksett, New Hampshire

Susanna Crum
Louisville, Kentucky

Valerie Sullivan Fuchs
Shelbyville, Kentucky

Karen Hillier
Bryan, Texas

Sean Merchant
Columbus, Ohio

Tim Parsley
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Heather Sincavage
Presque Isle, Maine

Tana Tapson
Berkley, Michigan

Kathleen Taylor
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Samantha VanDeman
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Duat Vu
Springfield, Missouri

Marisa S. White
Alexandria, Virginia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    Karen Hillier


 

     Sean Merchant


 

     Tana Tapson


 

     Samantha VanDeman


 

 


  March 4 - April 1     Opening Reception - Friday, March 4, 6-9 p.m.     

  April 15 - May 13     Opening Reception - Friday, April 15, 6-9 p.m.     

  May 27 – June 24     Opening Reception - Friday, May 27, 6-9 p.m.     

  July 8 - August 5     Opening Reception - Friday July 8, 6-9 p.m.     

  August 12 – September 9      (SEASON 12 FINALÉ)     Opening Reception Friday August 12, 6-9 p.m.     

——— END OF SEASON 12 ———



PREVIOUS SEASON 12 EXHIBITS:
  September 25 - October 23, 2015 SEASON 12 LAUNCH:    Opening Friday September 25, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery + drawing room + parallel space

 

FRESH PAINT BIENNIAL 2015

 

When Manifest cut the ribbon on its brand-new North and Central galleries in 2013, we celebrated by devoting all of our exhibition spaces to contemporary painting and watercolor. Two years later, we're kicking off our 12th season of exhibitions with FRESH PAINT, the second of our now biennial display of contemporary painting from around the world.

For this exhibit 245 artists from 43 states, Washington D.C., and 16 countries submitted 757 works for consideration. Twenty-seven works by the following 23 artists from 13 states, Ireland, and The Netherlands were selected by several jurors from across the U.S. for presentation in the gallery and the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication.

Works included in the exhibition range from painterly realism, to abstraction, to works made from sensitive observation, to paintings that explore three-dimensional space. All works speak to the quality work and vibrant dialogue generated by today's painters.

Presenting works by:

Bartosz Beda
Moscow, Idaho

Darcie Book
Baltimore, Maryland

Mark Bush
Columbus, Ohio

Spencer Corbett
Williamston, Michigan

Ron Gerbrandt
Thornton, Colorado

Kenneth Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Samantha Haring
Cincinnati, Ohio

Matthew Hilyard
Andover, Kansas

Joseph Holsapple
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Ellen Holtzblatt
Chicago, Illinois

Zoltan Janvary
Reno, Nevada

Riin Kaljurand
Dublin, Ireland

Rob Kolomyski
St. Paul, Minnesota

Kathy Liao
Kansas City, Missouri

Gordon Lee
Columbus, Ohio

Marius Lehene
Fort Collins, Colorado

Gregory Martin
Mississippi State, Mississippi

Michael McCaffrey
Lawrence, Kansas

Marcus Michels
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Barbara Miner
Bowling Green, Ohio

Gibbs Rounsavall
Louisville, Kentucky

Paul Smulders
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Judy Takacs
Solon, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

 


    Darcie Book


 

     Barbara Miner


 

     Kathy Liao


 

     Gibbs Rounsavall

 

 


 

 


central gallery

 

PROPHETIC WORDS
Paintings by Ivan Fortushniak

 

Ivan Fortushniak’s collages picture the intrusion of art historical divine and pastoral figures into photographs of WWII warfare, raising questions about the repercussions of mass-scale violence on both its vicitims and perpetrators. His use of romanticised and mythologized figures from Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th century American painting act as a startling counterpoint to the monochrome and mundane images of war, resulting in contemplative strangeness that encourages the viewer to consider the significance of violence in our history.

This exhibition of Ivan Fortushniak’s work is one of 9 selected from among 151 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest’s 12th season.

Of his work the artist states:

"My artwork integrates images of war with mix-media approaches in fine art while examining its moral, religious, and sociopolitical implications. Part of this research comes from various historical texts and documentaries including the images of Eric Hammel's book Pacific Warriors and Sir Jeremy Isaacs' award winning 1973 television series, World at War. Some of these images are appropriated from Renaissance and Baroque artists as well as late 19th century American painting. The combined processes are...an attempt to instill photography with the tactile and malleable characteristics of painting.

Ivan Fortushniak is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has exhibited extensively in the United States as well as abroad. His work was featured in Manifest's inaugural group exhibit, Terrestrial Domains, in January 2005, has been shown at Manifest in a prevous solo exhibition, and will be included in the forthcoming 5th International Painting Annual. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Cincinnati.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 


north gallery

 

SWARM
An Installation by Joomi Chung

 

SWARM is the newest of Chung’s installations providing the viewer the opportunity to navigate the piece visually and physically. The hundreds of linking marks and lines give the impression of a living mass winding through space, constantly shifting as the viewer explores its form.

This exhibition of Joomi Chung’s work is one of 9 selected from among 151 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest’s 12th season.

 

Of her work the artist states:

"Swarm consists of abstracting thoughts and sensations into a gradually expanding web of lines. Through the act of drawing in three-dimensional space, this project explores the idea of image-space, which has been the foundation of my creative process.

The composition of this work is unpredictable and changes from one installation to another, affected by the spatial condition and intuitive choices made while linking hundreds of segments...With a vein-like structure made of contours and intervals, Swarm creates a milieu where there is neither beginning nor end, but always a middle from which it grows and which it overspills. ”

 

Joomi Chung was born in South Korea and partially grew up in Argentina. She obtained her B.F.A. degree in Painting (1999); M.F.A. Research Certificate at Hong Ik University in Seoul, South Korea (2000); and M.F.A. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2004).

Currently she is Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her work has been exhibited in various national and international venues, including Manifest's own DRAWN exhibition, and International Drawing Annual publications.

Her works can be viewed at www.joomichung.com

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


 

 


 

 

 


  November 6 - December 4     Opening Reception Friday November 6, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery + drawing room

 

MONOLITHIC
Art About Size, Scale, & Proportion

 

Sometimes a particular work of art has a way of making us aware of our own physicality, helping us feel our bodies by giving us new perspective on our relationship to things around us. In MONOLITHIC, Manifest presents artworks from around the world that engage our sense of physical, intellectual, and emotional scale.

For this exhibit 82 artists from 26 states and 4 countries submitted 240 works for consideration. Fifteen works by the following 14 artists from 12 states and Canada were selected for presentation in the gallery and the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication.

 

Presenting works by:

David Dorsey
Pittsford, New York

Mitch Eckert
Louisville, Kentucky

Marina Fridman
Cincinnati, Ohio

Antonietta Grassi
Montreal, Canada

Kevin Haran
Oviedo, Florida

Stuart Holland
Boise, Idaho

Christine Holtz
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Katie Miller
Parkton, Maryland

Deborah Orloff
Sylvania, Ohio

Elena Peteva
Providence, Rhode Island

Michael Reese
Atlanta, Georgia

David Stenulson
Lyons, Kansas

Guy Stricklin
Jackson, Mississippi

Nathan Sullivan
Keene, New Hampshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    Mitch Eckert


 

     Kevin Haran


 

     David Stenulson


 

     Katie Miller

 

 

 

 


parallel space

 

EVENT HORIZONS
Photographs by Lucas James

 

Manifest is pleased to present Lucas James’s EVENT HORIZONS, an exhibition of photographs featuring the human body reflected in scarred and dented metalic surfaces. Instead of clear figures, the photographs show bodies twisted by implied internal conflict and massive transformation.

This exhibition of James's work is one of 9 selected from among 151 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest’s 12th season.

Of his work the artist states:

"Everyone, at least once in their lives, goes through an experience so profound, so traumatic, so transformative that it leaves them forever changed. I call these times Event Horizons, after the point of no return surrounding a black hole. Event horizons are moments of deep metamorphosis that, while often painful, result in profound growth- events after which we look back and say to ourselves "I was such a different person then!"

This is what I'm trying to illustrate by interrupting the body with dents, creases and divots in the metal reflective surface—that moment of the Event Horizon when everything is about to be transformed, reborn and forever changed.

Lucas James was an avid photographer in his early twenties before putting the camera down for fifteen years to pursue advanced degrees in biology and chemistry. He then went on to work at several biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the Cambridge area where his focus has been on developing treatments for cancer and life-threatening infections.

After a fifteen-year lull he picked up a camera again, looking for a way to explore the world from a non-analytical perspective and focusing early on the human form's limitless potential for creating new shapes.

James holds a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Florida and a BS in Molecular Biology also from the University of Florida. He lives and works in Manchester, New Hampshire.

His works can be viewed at www.anisotropicimages.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 


central gallery + north gallery

 

MACROSCOPE
Art About Big Ideas

 

It is often said in the drawing classroom that the more often you stand back, the faster your work will improve. We suspect this is true with regards to life in general, and to the quality and accuracy of our thoughts about our own existence within it.

With this idea in mind, Manifest stands back to take a look at the big picture this fall with MACROSCOPE, a show of artworks exploring big ideas. Works of drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography by artists from around the world present themes of a grand scale for our examination.

For this exhibit 84 artists from 30 states and 7 countries submitted 234 works for consideration. Fourteen works by the following 11 artists from 7 states and Ireland were selected for presentation in the gallery and the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication.

 

Presenting works by:

Ron Barron
Poland, Ohio

Alexander Boeschenstein
Seattle, Washington

Al Denyer
Salt Lake City, Utah

Sonja Hinrichsen
Oakland, California

Emily Jay
Ada, Ohio

Mike Lombardy
Cleveland, Ohio

Tracy Longley-Cook
Dayton, Ohio

K Mixon
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Seamus O’Rourke
Dublin, Ireland

Alyson Ogasian & Claudia O'Steen
Providence, Rhode Island

Hal Yaskulka
Santa Clarita, California

 

 

 

 

 

 


    Sonja Hinrichsen


 

     Tracy Longley-Cook


 

     Al Denyer


 

 


  December 11, 2015 - January 8, 2016     Opening Reception - Friday, December 11, 6-9 p.m.     

main gallery

 

6th Annual TAPPED
Artists and their Professors

 

The relationship between art students and their professors can be a powerful one. Even when this bond is left unstated, we carry our professors' voices forward in time as we mature as artists and people. We eventually realize that the instruction given by our teachers during our relatively brief careers as students continues to expand within us. We realize that the learning they inspired (or insisted upon) is a chain-reaction process that develops across our lifetime. All of us who have been students carry forward our professors' legacy in one form or another. And those who are, or have been professors, bear witness to the potency of studenthood.

Out of respect for this student-teacher bond, and in honor of professors working hard to help their students tap into a higher mind relative to art and life, we offer TAPPED, an annual exhibit that presents works of art by current or former professor/student pairs.

For this exhibit 107 artists from 33 states and Washington D.C. submitted 287 works for consideration. Eighteen works by the following 18 artists from 11 states (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island) were selected for presentation in the gallery and Manifest Exhibition Annual publication. The artists are listed in pairings to illustrate their teacher/student relationship. Works on view will include paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and photographs. The exhibition layout is planned so that each pair of artists' works will be shown side-by-side or in close proximity. Visitors will be able to enjoy the variety of types of works while also considering the nature of influence between professor and student.

 

Professor Student
Barry Andersen Michael Wilson
Tim Waite Sally Bousquet
Samantha Haring Sheena Daugherty *
Ken Wood John Nicholas Hutchings
Betty Shelton Brianna Lee
William Mathie Mark Paich *
Elena Peteva Matthew Meserve *
Meredith Setser Margaret White *
Sheldon Tapley Thuan Vu
* current student  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Mathie

Paich

Waite

Bousquet

Haring

Daugherty

Setser

White


drawing room

 

NEW YORK
Regional Showcase

 

In its first eleven seasons Manifest's projects included works by artists in 50 states and 40 countries. Starting with its 10th season Manifest launched a new ongoing series of exhibits focusing on works by artists living in its own three-state region. Season 12 continues that series, including projects like this one, focusing on definable regions outside our own.

Our Regional Showcases are intended to complement the ordinarily very wide geographical makeup of most Manifest exhibits with a closer look at what's being done in particular places.

For our third set of exhibits showcasing works from other regions we have decided to look at the states which anchor either side of the United States. New York and California offer the compelling east/west polar relationship which provides at the very least a starting point for conversation about the resulting simultaneous exhibitions. They are home to major international art centers and educational institutions which dominate the global art scene. (Last season our Michigan and Florida showcases provided a strong and visible contrast in our gallery.)

Manifest's several-member blind jury process reviewed 399 works by 121 artists in New York and California for this two-exhibit parallel regional survey. Sixty-five artists from New York, and 56 artists from California responded to the call. Eleven works by the following 9 artists from New York were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

Presenting works by:

Matthew Addison
Brooklyn, New York

Mark Bischel 
Brooklyn, New York

Carole P. Kunstadt 
West Hurley, New York

Rob O’Neil
Albany, New York

Rick Schatzberg
Brooklyn, New York

Sarah Phyllis Smith
Canton, New York

Jack Toolin
New York, New York

Jersey Walz
Germantown, New York

Tun-Ping Wang
Long Island City, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    Matthew Addison


 

     Tun-Ping Wang


 

     Rick Schatzberg


 

 


parallel space

 

CALIFORNIA
Regional Showcase

 

In its first eleven seasons Manifest's projects included works by artists in 50 states and 40 countries. Starting with its 10th season Manifest launched a new ongoing series of exhibits focusing on works by artists living in its own three-state region. Season 12 continues that series, including projects like this one, focusing on definable regions outside our own.

Our Regional Showcases are intended to complement the ordinarily very wide geographical makeup of most Manifest exhibits with a closer look at what's being done in particular places.

For our third set of exhibits showcasing works from other regions we have decided to look at the states which anchor either side of the United States. New York and California offer the compelling east/west polar relationship which provides at the very least a starting point for conversation about the resulting simultaneous exhibitions. They are home to major international art centers and educational institutions which dominate the global art scene. (Last season our Michigan and Florida showcases provided a strong and visible contrast in our gallery.)

Manifest's several-member blind jury process reviewed 399 works by 121 artists in New York and California for this two-exhibit parallel regional survey. Sixty-five artists from New York, and 56 artists from California responded to the call. Eleven works by the following 7 artists from California were selected for exhibition and will also be featured in the Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEA) at the close of the season.

Presenting works by:

Dan Good
San Francisco, California

John Hundt
San Francisco, California

Robert Koss
Santa Clarita, California

Krystal Perez
Los Angeles, California

Tanya Ragir
Los Angeles, California

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, California

Hamideh Zolfaghari
San Jose, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    Robert Koss


 

     Tanya Ragir


 

     Edward L. Rubin


 

 


central gallery

 

ONE 6
The 6th Annual Manifest Prize


"Yves, as in Jacques-Yves Cousteau"
oil on canvas, 28" x 36", 2014
by Joshua Gomez (Chicago, Illinois)

ABOUT THE $5000 MANIFEST PRIZE
Earlier this year we were proud to announce that the annual Manifest Prize award would be increased to $5000. This underscores our non-profit organization's strong desire to reward, showcase, celebrate, and document exceptional artwork being made today by working artists and to do this in a tasteful non-commercial public context.

Manifest's mission is centered on championing the importance of quality in visual art, supporting and encouraging artists at all levels. This project is one aspect of the realization of that mission.

All of Manifest's projects are competitive. The stiffness of the competition has increased in proportion to Manifest's growing reputation, multi-faceted mission, and international reach. Our mission to stand for quality, to create a system whereby works are judged with objectivity as a primary aim, and assembled with as little subjective curatorial agenda as possible has gained the respect of thousands of artists from all over the world, and a vast following of arts lovers, patrons, and supporters.

We respect the creative principle of reduction (the jury process) as it is employed to achieve an essential conclusive statement for each exhibit we produce. This is what has led to the high caliber of each Manifest exhibit, and to the gallery's notable reputation. We believe competition does indeed breed excellence.

With this principle of reduction in mind, we have been inspired by the intensity of jury after jury to narrow down a collection of entries to a strong end result. Therefore we determined five years ago to launch the Manifest Prize in order to push the process to the ultimate limit—from among many to select just ONE work.

Manifest's jury process for the 6th Annual Manifest Prize included multiple levels of jury review of 932 works by 311 artists from 40 states, Washington D.C., and 18 countries by a total of 18 different volunteer jurors from across the U.S. Each level resulted in fewer works passing on to the next, until a winner was reached. The size and physical nature of the works considered was not a factor in the jury scoring and selection.

The winning work is entitled "Yves, as in Jacques-Yves Cousteau" by Joshua Gomez of Chicago, Illinois. It will be the recipient of the 6th annual MANIFEST PRIZE, and will be presented in the Central Gallery from December 11 through January 8, 2016. It will be accompanied by several juror statements and the artist's statement.

About the artist:

Joshua Gomez is a Chicagoland native. Growing up in the southwest suburbs he showed an interest and aptitude for the visual arts. He eventually took to the city to live and study painting at the American Academy of Art. During his studies he developed and honed his knowledge, history and skills of his craft. Through this he has developed a simpatico with contemporaries and initiated self-orchestrated group shows under the title “Below”(derived from the first show being in a basement space). Joshua currently works building up his body of work and leads the paint department of a Chicago based production studio.

Ten semi-finalist works (runners up to the winner) will also be featured in the season-documenting Manifest Exhibition Annual publication (MEAs12). These are works by Tamie Beldue (Black Mountain, North Carolina) with two works, Ashley Blalock (El Cajon, California), Xia Gao (Okemos, Michigan), Philip Jackson (Oxford, Mississippi), Matthew Lee (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Jack Nixon (Wilmette, Illinois), Travis Townsend (Lexington, Kentucky) with two works, and Millicent Young (Ruckersville, Virginia).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     


 

   


 

   

 


north gallery

 

CONTROL AND CHANCE
Photographs by Alex Krajkowski

Artist's Gallery Talk: Saturday, December 12, 6pm.

Manifest is pleased to present Alex Krajkowski’s CONTROL AND CHANCE, an exhibition of photographs, which together border on being a gallery-filling installation of dynamic photographically generated drawing-like objects.

This exhibition of Krajkowski's work is one of 9 selected from among 151 proposals submitted for consideration for Manifest’s 12th season.

Of his work the artist states:

"My practice centers around a surrendering of control through the exploration of generative processes as a way to create art. Whether exposing prints to obscure chemical processes and the flow of water, or using simple machines to create exposures on gelatin silver paper, my work becomes an active collaboration between the process and myself. In many cases, the process itself makes the aesthetic and compositional decisions that drive the work. While these works are rooted in conceptual concerns, ranging from the idea of reproduction in the photographic process to the relationship between creator and machine-tool, they retain a strong formal edge as well, combining form and idea into a cohesive work that retains a strong aesthetic component.

Alex Krajkowski was born in 1987 in New Jersey. He received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College, did additional coursework at William Paterson University and Montclair State University, and received his MFA from the University of Oregon in Eugene, where he currently resides. He has shown in several galleries in Oregon, including the Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland and the Umpqua Valley Art Center in Roseburg, as well as in smaller galleries in the New York area. Krajkowski's work deals with idea of control and the photographic, and explores the traditions of the photographic through an exploration of process.

His works can be viewed at www.alexkrajkowski.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 






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