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untitledacrylic, oil, ink on canvas20” x 30”2014
My work is about reacting, and using what I have. It tends to focus on chance, and the trust in chance, especially when initiating change to a painting. Trusting that the final painting could not have existed without the previous layers, and that the beauty in the layers will shine through, because the final would not have come to be without all the previous steps.
- Sarra Jahedi

untitled
acrylic, oil, ink on canvas
20” x 30”
2014

My work is about reacting, and using what I have. It tends to focus on chance, and the trust in chance, especially when initiating change to a painting. Trusting that the final painting could not have existed without the previous layers, and that the beauty in the layers will shine through, because the final would not have come to be without all the previous steps.

- Sarra Jahedi

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Coke On GoldWood board, spray paint, Coke12” x 12”2013
My work explores socio-economic issues, reflected on the political arena in which we all reside. Coke On Gold is an interpretation of the paradoxical history of the Americas, searching to draw a line between the past and the present. Sitting on the gold surface, the coke mark morphs into a sticky trap as the water in it evaporates; capturing the dirt, dust, and flying hair from the place.- Lucas Ballester

Coke On Gold
Wood board, spray paint, Coke
12” x 12”
2013

My work explores socio-economic issues, reflected on the political arena in which we all reside. Coke On Gold is an interpretation of the paradoxical history of the Americas, searching to draw a line between the past and the present. Sitting on the gold surface, the coke mark morphs into a sticky trap as the water in it evaporates; capturing the dirt, dust, and flying hair from the place.

- Lucas Ballester

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Graceful Burden (diptych)Acrylic on board; mixed media on faux brick panel16 x 12 in; 9 x 16 in2013
My paintings are a social commentary on the division of society through the iconography of labor. Photographs of figures at work- lifting, pulling, pushing, heaving- form the starting point. Reducing the figure to minimal lines lends it an almost mechanical form.
- Tulika Ladsariya

Graceful Burden (diptych)
Acrylic on board; mixed media on faux brick panel
16 x 12 in; 9 x 16 in
2013

My paintings are a social commentary on the division of society through the iconography of labor. Photographs of figures at work- lifting, pulling, pushing, heaving- form the starting point. Reducing the figure to minimal lines lends it an almost mechanical form.

Tulika Ladsariya

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I like it fine. (It’s just that those happy plants that are bound together by the same foundation do not convey the sense of sadness, failure and finality which that event held for me.)soil, plants, concrete5” x 5” x 24”2014
Traci Fowler weaves personal narrative with social treatises to connect impulse and awareness. She focuses on issues of class structure, gender regulations, and the ways in which these discourses both challenge and strengthen one another. She’s interested in how tropes of social consciousness can be potentially exclusive and works to eradicate these exclusions.
- Traci Fowler

I like it fine. (It’s just that those happy plants that are bound together by the same foundation do not convey the sense of sadness, failure and finality which that event held for me.)
soil, plants, concrete
5” x 5” x 24”
2014

Traci Fowler weaves personal narrative with social treatises to connect impulse and awareness. She focuses on issues of class structure, gender regulations, and the ways in which these discourses both challenge and strengthen one another. She’s interested in how tropes of social consciousness can be potentially exclusive and works to eradicate these exclusions.

- Traci Fowler

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l’esprit des Bouddhas morts habite en mon cerveau #36mixed media32” x 34”2013
work from a series of 42 collages in total; photograph by Kate Karczewski; upcoming show of my work at the Harold Washington Library, from April 18-May 30, entitled Sergeant Vaucanson’s Raree-Show
- Steven Szegedi

l’esprit des Bouddhas morts habite en mon cerveau #36
mixed media
32” x 34”
2013

work from a series of 42 collages in total; photograph by Kate Karczewski; upcoming show of my work at the Harold Washington Library, from April 18-May 30, entitled Sergeant Vaucanson’s Raree-Show

- Steven Szegedi

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l’esprit des Bouddhas morts habite en mon cerveau #4mixed media11” x 14”2012
work from a series of 42 collages in total; none of my collages undergo digital treatment - everything you see is either clipped from a paper original or included as is.  most of the works include upwards of 1000 carefully placed clippings; upcoming show of my work at the Harold Washington Library, from April 18-May 30, entitled Sergeant Vaucanson’s Raree-Show
- Steven Szegedi

l’esprit des Bouddhas morts habite en mon cerveau #4
mixed media
11” x 14”
2012

work from a series of 42 collages in total; none of my collages undergo digital treatment - everything you see is either clipped from a paper original or included as is.  most of the works include upwards of 1000 carefully placed clippings; upcoming show of my work at the Harold Washington Library, from April 18-May 30, entitled Sergeant Vaucanson’s Raree-Show

- Steven Szegedi