Artist Profiles

RICHARD WETZEL
Lanyard - 2006
mixed materials
93 x 8 x 7 inches (236 x 20 x 18 cm)

Richard Wetzel - Richard Wetzel hunts and harvests bits and pieces from his natural surroundings. He combines and assembles these fragments, seeking to produce new configurations that appear to harbor voices and powers of their own. The resulting forms resemble fetish objects from some forgotten tribe.


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JOAN ROBEY
Contemplation - 2006
metal
51.5 x 30 x18 inches (131 x 76 x 46 cm)

Joan Robey - Joan Robey's sculpture utilizes old and discarded objects and brings them into a fresh context. Her materials, chosen for their markings and form, are combined into simple, poetic assemblies. The completed sculptures speak to aspects common to man, nature and physics; elements such as gravity, inertia, chance and relationship. The work explores the impact of forces and events and expresses themes of movement/repose, tension/equilibrium, attraction/repulsion.


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DAN DOUKE
GTX - 2006
acrylic on canvas
15 x 9.75 x 9 inches (38 x 24.75 x 23 cm)

Dan Douke - The works in the artist's current exhibition are straight-forward illusionist paintings on canvas. The box painting GTX, 2006, is a five sided construction in the configuration of an open-ended carton. The painting DOW, 2006 is an 8 x 4 foot canvas that emulates industrial material. Everything that meets the eye; scuffed, rubbed and worn marks, lettering and graphics are all hand-painted and rendered painstakingly with brush. These are paintings that acknowledge the things observed in everyday life, the mundane objects that most people overlook.


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ANDERS GOLDFARB
Greenpoint Brooklyn - 2000
silver gelatin print
15 x 15 inches (38 x 38 cm)

Anders Goldfarb - Working with a medium format camera and in traditional black and white fashion, Anders Goldfarb seeks out the beauty and serenity of neglected, abandoned and time worn subjects in the urban and rural landscape.


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CARA WOOD-GINDER
Hiking Boot - 2006
oil, acrylic and pencil on wood
10 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm)

Cara Wood-Ginder - Cara Wood-Ginder infuses her still-lifes with optimism, irony, spiritualism, even sarcasm, but cloaked in artistic realism. These paintings resemble small blackboards with miniature chalk drawings in the corners. In the center of each panel is a tightly realistic oil painting of some everyday object. The fact that the picture in the center is surrounded by strange diagrams which seemingly don't have much to do with the image, gives it a second dimension; The paintings subconsciously suggest to the viewer a variety of ideas, such as "learning" and analysis". They are studies in the elegance of symmetry and simplicity, but speak to complexity and depth at the same time.

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