Exaggerated angles of view and juxtaposition of serendipitously placed elements combine with moody, sometimes dramatic light in Pamela Waldroup’s photographs to leave the viewer with a sense of a presence unseen but felt in her eclectic body of work. Originally from the Midwest, she continues to document her East Coast experience with a newcomer’s fascination for details. Waldroup has established herself as a fine art photographer on the North Shore of Long Island. She holds a BFA from Ohio University and a MA in Drawing and Printmaking from Long Island University where she studied with master artist Stan Brodsky. Waldroup’s intensive experience in printmaking with Dan Welden in Florence and in the Masters in Art Workshop at Southampton inspired her transition to digital photography as her primary media. Her photography is about hyper-focusing on the subject to solidify her experience and prompt a memory, real or imagined, to surface both for herself and the viewer. Working primarily in black and white, Waldroup has been inspired by Edward Weston to create images of dynamic movement that often take on a sculptural quality. The absence of color allows the viewer to become immersed in the place, mood and time depicted, but leaves room for personal interpretation and imagination as well. Waldroup taught darkroom and digital photography, and fine arts, for 32 years while successfully exhibiting her work and the work of students in many local and regional venues. A member of fotofoto Gallery in Huntington, NY and National Association of Women Artists in NYC, she has exhibited in the metropolitan area, including: Alex Ferrone Gallery, Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, fotofoto Gallery, East End Arts Gallery, Patchogue Arts Council Gallery, Mills Pond House Gallery, Main Street Gallery, Art League of LI, LI Museum, 2018 LI Biennial at Heckscher Museum, and the EXPO 38 Winners Exhibition at b.j.Spoke Gallery in March 2019.
“This piece is from my series of “Walk in Beauty” a Navajo perspective of respecting the harmony in nature and the world we live in. To walk in beauty is to walk in harmony with the world around you.” -M. Stivers “In beauty I walk With beauty before I walk With beauty behind me I walk With beauty above me I walk With beauty around me I walk It has become beauty again.” -Navajo
I’ve spent years interviewing models about their lives. From this painstaking psychoanalytical artistic process, authentic (and sometimes troubling), portraits are created. My artistic works aim to reveal the uniqueness of women and the power that genetics has in determining the life we lead.
I was born in South Africa, traveled the world, and come to rest on the Central Coast of California. I paint in oils, on large and small surfaces of many different types of construction, from paper to collage, to wood, canvas and particle board. My work tries to ask questions that might not otherwise occur, to take us places we might not think to go, to spark connections that may feel subversive but are ultimately a quest for transformative engagement. Resume Education in Cape Town, South Africa; San Francisco State University and Stanford University, California. Selected Shows California: Linus Gallery, Las Laguna Gallery, Chico Arts Center, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, APERO Catalogue, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, SLO Beacon Art Show, Morro Bay Art Association; Illinois: Fine Line Art Center; Oklahoma: Bauhaus Online Gallery; Florida: LightSpaceTime; Canada: International Gallery of the Arts, Toronto.
Mallorie was born and grew up in NYC. She was fortunate enough to study art at the City University of New York; graduating with a B.A. in Fine Arts from Queens College and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Herbert Lehman College. She began showing her photography in the late 1990’s throughout the United States and has been an elected member of Artworks Gallery in Hartford, West Hartford Art League, Connecticut Women Artists, and now, Voice of Art Gallery. Mallorie has also exhibited at the Worrell Gallery in Santa Fe in 2012 where her photography and Betsy Ranck’s paintings of abandoned buildings throughout New Mexico were the featured show entitled “Elegy New Mexico”. Mallorie has been teaching photography since 2003 and was privileged to be photographer in residence at the Awasi Hotel in San Pedro, Atacama region of Chile, in the summer of 2010. In pursuit of new and unique images, Mallorie has traveled to South America, Europe, Russia and Scandinavia.
Jara Marzulli was born in 1977 in Bari. She graduated from the Art School of Bari and the Academy of Fine Arts of Bari with the highest grades. Since 1998 he has participated in exhibitions and competitions, immediately receiving awards and prizes. Through selections, they begin experiences of internationality, such as participation in the Mediterranean Youth Biennial in Naples and the art collective in the Akban Sanat gallery in Turkey. His works are exhibited abroad at the Maguncia Museum in Buenos Aires. Since 2012 he has directed his work towards a more liquid painting, rich in symbols, to a more dreamlike nature. For his personal exhibition “Thoughts of fish the thoughts”, a cure by Adriana Maria Soldini at “Le Muse Young gallery”, Adelfia (BA). From 2013 his path becomes more suspended, in a magma in which the characters are added to one another. His works are exhibited at the Red Elation Gallery, in Hong Kong and at the “Art Taipei 2013” Fair in Taiwan. Jara Marzulli_ Take me back to the beginning “, a cure by Roberto Lacarbonara at E-Lite studiogallery of Lecce. In 2014 he was selected for” ModPortrait “with the exhibition at La Sala de Exposiciones Bantierra in Zaragoza and at the MEAM Museum in Barcelona. selected as an artist invited to the “Italian Contemporary Art Expo” curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. In 2016 the work “the quiet of Diana” enters the Italian collection of the MacS, Contemporary Museum of Sicily.The art of Jara Marzulli is now addressed towards the topic of the flow of life in a state of immersion in a detached world but always anchored to the body.In 2017 his personal exhibition by Antonio Ladogana, at the “Michelangiolo” gallery in Trani (BT) is held. a KoArt gallery, where his works are permanently exhibited at Glaslow, United Kingdom and for his solo exhibition “Melacarne” curated by Mariateresa Zagone at the Fadibè gallery in Messina.
Curator Review: La Raccolta Dei Narcisi
Bold and subtle painterly strokes have been eloquently created in this work by artist Jara Marzulli. The main subject evokes feelings of longing and melancholy, and Marzulli’s composition acts as a homage to each individual element. Her attention to detail and light is quite harmonious and reflects on the somber mood of this exquisite piece.
The more I align myself with love and passion, the more I become empowered to be me and connect to my creative spirit. A quote from Pema Chodron, an ordained Buddhist nun, gave me the courage to conquer my inhibitions. She says that “Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.” My fear was there, but I came to believe that when we reach for our own individual light and voice and the messages that we want to convey; we arrive at an authenticity that can be universal. When I entered into the art world with a renewed gusto and decided to speak to my truth unabashedly and without fear, I regained my power as a woman, person and an artist. My art is for the viewer so you can create a translation on how it makes you feel.
This piece from a series of paintings, reflects my investigations of harmonious relationships. This scene depicts the harmonious associations between the subject and the landscape. Both landscape and occupant complement and not compete with each other. The series shows the kindred relations between animals, their environments, and each other. The process is an inspired brew of components from several sources (some real, some imagined) to create the art. Please enjoy.
Born: Elberton, GA 1997- Present: Lives and works in Contra Costa County, CAwww.katiekorotzer.net Instagram: katiekorotzer email@example.comTelephone: 510-290-5125 Statement From time to time, from the endless flow of our mental imagery, there emerges unexpectedly something that, vague though it may be, seems to carry the promise of a form, a meaning, and, more important, an irresistible poetic charge.”—Leo Lionni The quote above is by a well known collage artist and children’s book author who wrote and illustrated my childhood favorite book, ‘Alexander Mouse’. I didn’t know at the time that color, shape and texture would be so meaningful to me throughout my life. Now, five decades later with a non-art related professional career and raising a family behind me, I am finally coming to terms with my desire
to practice art full time. I have realized that my connection to color as well as texture, shape and form is something worth expressing and sharing with others in the form of painting. Since 1987 I have been an art student, learning about technique, materials and various forms of expression through classes with private artist instructors, community college and workshops. My work is abstract and non-figurative. I consider my work to be representational, but not in the traditional sense of presenting an exact replica of something seen. Rather, the colors, shapes and textures that I include in my paintings represent emotion and feeling. My current body of work is titled “Sacred Spaces” and conveys a state of mind I have been focusing on for the past year based on the idea of acceptance. I have begun to be open to allowing a higher power work through me to gain acceptance of myself as I am, and therefore, acceptance of my art work as it is. This place of lightness and acceptance is a sacred space. My intention is that the viewer will also find a place in the work to rest, to contemplate and re-energize.
West Texas mixed media artist and photographer, Sandrena Koning creates in both abstract and surreal styles. She works with acrylic, mixed media, sculpture and photography. Her subject matter is drawn from her environment, life experiences, and a fascination for science. Sandrena was born in Anchorage, AK and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. As a child, she was awestruck by eerily beautiful fragments of color and texture amongst the ruins of the abandoned architectural landscape. From an early age she began combining unconventional materials to create unique pigmentation and composition. Since moving to West Texas in 2015, she has began regularly showing her work in art fairs, annual group shows, juried art competitions and joint artist exhibitions. She is a current member of the Midland Arts Association (MMA). Artist Statement: “As an artist and photographer, my fundamental goal is to continually create works that intrigue and immerse the viewership on a personal level. Striving to enthusiastically push creative boundaries through traditional methods; alongside the unconventional. My active areas of creative pursuit; photography, art, and leather Working. The considerable majority of my creative work revolves around metamorphosing the forgotten, ordinary, and overall human experience to alter visual perception of the viewer.”
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.