As a child growing up in Israel, Idan Hayosh collected military magazines and studied pictures of bombs, missiles and bullets. He states that these ultra symmetrical layouts of exploding things remained in his consciousness and later became raw material for his artwork. Hayosh is interested in aggressive and intimidating images of objects whose function and arrangement suggest danger. He produces installations incorporting materials such as mixers, tripods, chain saws, motorcycles, ventilators, cables and speakers.
Paul van den Hout, an artist living in Rotterdam, also uses a range of materials to create quirky figures he describes as soul searchers and fortune seekers. His work combines synthetics, textile, wood and metal to make life-sized anthropomorphized forms. Many of his figures, like the Pilgrims, stand on a pair of well-rendered human feet.
Ninety knitters from around North America contributed pieces to Robyn Love's project, The Knitted Mile, an installation created for a stretch of roadway in Dallas, Texas. The 2000-foot long strip of acrylic yarn was intended to mimic a typical 4-inch wide road stripe. Photographs of each knitter working on their section were included as part of the piece when it was removed from the road and installed in a gallery.
Yukiko Terada, a Japanese artist based in Berlin, alters clothing to play with the viewer's perspective and to suggest alternatives to the traditional relationship of clothes to the body and to society. She hand sews her work from old garments and everyday materials in what she describes as a gesture against consumerism and overproduction. The title of her piece, chrysozephyrus hisamatsusanus, refers to an endangered species of butterflies that are native to Japan.
David Andrew Frey is a New York-based artist, curator and technologist. He founded Culturehall in 2008 as a new way for artists to connect with curators, gallerists, collectors and other artists. David received a MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. He has also studied at the Camberwell College of art in London the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has been involved with Internet-based technologies since 2000.
Tema Stauffer is a photographer based in Brooklyn and a curator for Culturehall. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1995 and received a MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998. Her work has been exhibited at Jen Bekman Gallery and Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery in New York, as well as galleries and institutions nationally and internationally. She teaches photography courses at William Paterson University and the School of the International Center of Photography, and co-taught a workshop at Toxico Cultura in Mexico City. She also writes a blog about photography, PalmAire. In 2011, she was awarded an AOL 25 for 25 Grant for innovation in the arts.