acrylic, oil, ink on canvas
20” x 30”
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.
Coke On Gold
Wood board, spray paint, Coke
12” x 12”
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
Graceful Burden (diptych)
Acrylic on board; mixed media on faux brick panel
16 x 12 in; 9 x 16 in
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.
Painted by Nature
The impressionistic reflection of trees at Ashland State Park, MA.
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”
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.
oil on canvas
73cm x 60cm
Mixed tecnique with pincel and pallet knife.
l’esprit des Bouddhas morts habite en mon cerveau #36
32” x 34”
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
l’esprit des Bouddhas morts habite en mon cerveau #4
11” x 14”
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