Sara Hupas Biography
Born in 1987 in Prudnik. I graduated from PLSP in Opole. In the years 2007-2010 student of the Opole Art Institute in the field of Art Education in the Field of Fine Arts. She acquired Bachelor’s degree in sculpture under the direction of Prof. Marian Molenda. In 2017 graduated from Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. Diploma in Sculpture Studio IV, conducted by Prof. Józef Murzyn. An annex to the diploma in the Sculpture Workshop in Metal under the direction of Prof. Krzysztof Nitsch and in the Drawing Studio III run by Mrs. Prof. Ewa Janus. Her works have been presented at many group exhibitions in Poland and abroad (including Arte Laguna Prize in Venice, Art Prize CBM in Turin, VI International Triennial of Textiles - Serbia, The 12th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art “Scythia” - Ukraine). ARTIST STATEMENT I’m interested in shaping of matter through the activities of sculpting, from small forms to monumental realizations. I draw inspiration from phenomena /situation/ and the specific characteristics of matter. I listen to reality and bring up the intricacies contained in it, which I transform into my own language. In the works I have completed so far, I process the collected materials so as to emphasize their properties as well as to refer to their history or previous function / application. In doing this, I am constantly accompanied by a need of ordering and giving meaning to what man has abandoned and treated as waste. I create abstract works containing an emotional element referring to the psyche and human experience. I use materials such as recycled sponge, recycled paper, honeycomb cardboard, agrotextile, jute rope, styrofoam, Bee wax and what will fall into my hands. In addition, an important place in my creative work is foundry in such materials as: bronze, aluminum and cast iron. It is thanks to this process that I am able to preserve or even protect the acquired materials from complete destruction.
Curator Review: Meridians
Artist Sara Hupas has created a magnificent three piece sculpture of pure abstract movement in form, color and shape. The effect of this work is immediate and enthralling. From the ornamenting flags, to the lines of gray, black, white and cream, this tactile work transcends its physical form and energetically evolves in the mind of the viewer.
Djhenny Guerrier Biography
Self taught artist from montreal. I paint mostly abstract and contemporary art. I keep a close relationship with colors, i like to mix them and play with forms and feelings. I create to heal myself and give others a moment of calm and love to connect with their inner selves.
Jonathan Evans Biography
Born in Ohio, Jon Evans is an artist and photographer who earned his B.A. in Art Education from Wilmington College(OH). After earning his degree he spent a few years working in artistic restoration before beginning an art teaching career. During his 14 years of teaching elementary and middle school he also traveled to Japan, China, and Chile. Having recently left teaching to travel across the country in a camper he ended up in Portland Oregon for few years where he worked in a local custom metal shop. While having worked in various mediums, he is most inspired by the Conté crayon and continues to explore it’s ability to convey emotion and drama through tone. Jonathan currently resides in Mexico City finding inspiration in the rich culture it has to offer.
Betty Cox Biography
Bead artist using different medium. Influenced by other artists work. Teaching, art galleries, abroad and local. Published locally and abroad.
Elton Burgest Biography
I am an African American Christian that grew up in the church and grew older in America. As I make art, I find that a person’s reaction to my work is what excites me the most. I like to imagine the impact that the casual poses, religious imagery, and saturated colors that I chose will have upon the viewer. I use African American people as my subjects because I find representation important in art, especially for a group whose history is so deeply rooted in the struggle to feel human. Like artists such as Kehinde Wiley and Kerry James Marshall, I want my work to be a spotlight on the corrupt systems that bind the African American community in our fight for recognition. I usually find myself questioning the logic behind spending hours creating large-scale digital paintings when the process usually puts me in a depressive state. I often come across an article or video in which someone that looks like me; with my nose, my lips, my physique, and my skin is being discriminated against, and I am overcome with deep urges to make change. As I dive into stories of police brutality, racial profiling and harsh sentencing, I notice the curse of being conscious of racism. The curse being that you feel like anything that happens to you is very possibly rooted in racial bias. Like a skittish street cat, a paranoia sets in and I’m convinced that people that I have never met are out to get me. The terrifying thing about living in this country is that it’s safer to be a paranoid black man than one that thinks he’s safe. Ironically, like a police officer, I feel a sense of duty to sacrifice my state of mind to constantly remind people of the importance of justice.
Sylvia Bandyke Biography
I have a long-time love of photography but only recently had time to pursue it in a devoted way. My approach is to typically keep an eye open for interesting reflections, light patterns, views of a subject. I look for hidden beauty in everyday life that hopefully may inspire others to do so as well. I enjoy using the collage format to integrate associated images into a cohesive unit that is more compelling because of the embedded story; launched this format in five consecutive years of exhibiting in the Grand Rapids, MI ArtPrize event starting in 2014. Since 2018, my first full dedicated year as a photographer, I have been juried into several art exhibitions as noted below: • 23rd and 24th (2018 and 2019) Annual Juried Photography Exhibition of the Dearborn, MI Community Arts Council • Juried Spring 2018 and 2019 Shows of the Artists’ Society of Dearborn (took first place in photography in ’19) • 2018 Pulmonary Hypertension Association International Conference and Scientific Sessions Art Gallery Showcase and Raffle, Orlando, FL • The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 90th (2018) Michigan Regional Exhibition • Crossing Perspective: Finding Similarities of Culture Exhibit at the Dearborn Black Box Gallery, Fall 2018 • 21st (2018) Annual Livonia Exhibition of Fine Arts (MI) • 6x6: Be There, Be Square December 2018 exhibit at the Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA • Iphonography Now juried exhibition of the Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA, January 2019 • Five Points Gallery (Torrington, CT) Small Works Juried Exhibition, February 2019 • Linus Galleries (CA) Fragmented Abstract Art and Blur International Art Calls, Winter 2019 • Scarab Club of Detroit, MI Gilda Snowden 2019 Memorial Exhibition • Vienna Arts Society (Vienna, VA) 50th Anniversary Treasury of Art juried show and sale, April 2019 • Plymouth Center for the Arts’ Fine Art of Photography 9th Annual Competition and Exhibition, Spring 2019.
Sachi Yoshimoto is a Tokyo based self-taught artist who works mainly in oil medium. She loves the warmth that the medium gives to her work. Artistically inclined from a young age, Sachi has worked diligently to bring her art to life. In 2013, after years of amateur work, Sachi decided to pursue her art wholeheartedly. Sachi’s style of work is “true-to-life,” focusing on the breath she finds in organic and inorganic objects. Her vision is to bring life into the objects she’s attracted to in everyday life. Apart from regular art commissions, Sachi often donates certain pieces and commission profits to animal charities she loves. Like her art, Sachi continues to evolve and improve. Her ultimate aim is to have her artistic journey make everyone’s life a little brighter.
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.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.