Darren Lee Miller: Retold
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Darren Lee Miller: Retold

Darren Lee Miller: Retold
We tell the same stories over and over, repurposing the players to create new meaning but often the older associations remain close to the surface. Taking my cues from the metaphors seen in ancient mythology, renaissance painting, and contemporary photography, I undermine the power dynamics and roles that exist within depicted relationships to remind the viewer of familiar stories, but also to challenge expected meaning. Continue reading

Brad Nelson: The Construction of Believable Things
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Brad Nelson: The Construction of Believable Things

The Construction of Believable Things explores the relationship between nature and construction, specifically that middle line where constructed things become believable. I am interested in belief systems and how the moment of believability is comprised of many components. Inherited ideas, rational thought, and public opinion are a few factors that form the landscape of popular … Continue reading

Steven Pestana: Metaphysics
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Steven Pestana: Metaphysics

  Metaphysics is a visual meditation on the transformative nature of human perception inspired by classical philosophy, archaic Hermetic sciences, the emancipatory aspirations of the avant-garde, and contemporary digital/New Media practices. These works reflect two worlds: a thoroughly alien landscape of the inner life, and a reframing of the rhetorical devices that decide what type … Continue reading

Joanna Tam: I’m American
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Joanna Tam: I’m American

* * * I think of Joanna Tam‘s work as interrogating systems.  As pure a researcher as the Art World has ever seen, Joanna brings a careful, calculated consideration to subjects such as personalizing data (107,594) and studying her own place within US culture  (I’m American,  Reduction Study). Would you expect much less from an artist who originally studied to be a computer scientist? … Continue reading

Lilly McElroy
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Lilly McElroy

I grew up in southern Arizona, surrounded by cliché representations of my own experiences. There were cowboys riding bulls, coyotes howling on moonlit nights, beautiful sunsets, and vicious bar brawls. Those experiences have been translated into epic photographs and playfully antagonistic videos. The projects that I produce are a reflection of my complex relationship with … Continue reading