Friday, February 22, 2008

Jerstin Crosby selects...

David Colagiovanni, Highlighter Star Drawings, 2007, DVD

Josh Rickards, Guru, 2007

I chose these works because they approach the psychedelic condition similarly through different media. - Jerstin Crosby

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bill Thelen selects...

Jerstin Crosby, Rabbit Clone Rescue, 2007, graphite on paper

Tory Wright, 2007

Both artists begin with appropriated images that lead to two very disparate outcomes. - Bill Thelen.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Laura Sharp Wilson selects...

Jenny Laden, Shiver, 2007, pencil on paper

Bill Thelen, Biscuit King

While both images are quite different stylistically and in medium they both appeal to a childhood nostalgia, for all things miniature and the drop dead fabulousness of early film stars. - Laura Sharp Wilson

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fernando Mastrangelo selects...

Rosemarie Padovano, Nocturne (detail), 2007, wood, bronze, epoxy, pigment, Laotian cotton, linen, c-print

Hany Armanious, Year of the Pig Sty, 2007, installation view

Both of these artists have a relationship to archeology which involves their personal mythology and the mythology they are building around their sculptures. - Fernando Mastrangelo

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir selects...

Hekla Dogg Jonsdottir, Fire Fire Fire, Fire Fire Fire, 2006

Felix Esquivel, The Visit of Evil, oil on canvas

These two artists keep the fire alive, which makes me warm inside.- Thordis Adalsteinsdottir

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ryan Pfluger selects...

Ye Rin Mok

Noah Kalina

I choose these two because I love photographers who can work editorially and in the fine art world. Both deal with female subjects in a very engaging way, but for a different way. Ye Rin Mok is sensual with her natural light and muted tones, while Noah is more sexual with darker tones and artificial light. The deal with eye contact or in a lot of cases, the lack there of, perfectly. - Ryan Pfluger

Michael Lease (Sametime) selects...

Laura Sharp Wilson, We Got Too Comfortable, 2007, acrylic and graphite on Indonesian printed paper mounted on wood

Charles Gustina, AK Garden, 2006, archival color prints

Although their processes and end results are really quite different, both of them do a bang up job of using the metaphors, patterns, tones and lines of plants, flowers, vines, and trees to control, categorize, interpret and satisfy all that is intractable, unclassifiable, unrecognizable and unattainable. - Michael Lease

Monday, February 4, 2008

Rune Olsen selects...

Thordis Adalsteinsdottir, Man, cat and cocktail shaker, 2007

Fernando Mastrangelo, Kumite, 2007, sugar, coffee, rice, rope, shovel, oil-based synthetic

Both of these artists have a strange realtionship to the narrative, which I find fascinating. - Rune Olsen

Friday, February 1, 2008

Amy Elkins selects...

Michal Chelbin, Sasha & Marina, Ukraine, 2006

Carrie Levy, Untitled from the series Domestic Stages, 2005

Michal Chelbin and Carrie Levy are both female photographers working in portraiture in a way that intrigues me. Levy's images are stripped of environments and the anonymity of her subjects charges the meaning of the image for me. Chelbin's images are more documentary by nature, but also tend to isolate the subject from their working environments. By getting her subjects alone, she is able to take formal, yet intimate, portraits. - Amy Elkins