Martin Miller's large-format photographs explore U.S. military locations for the production of nuclear armaments. He has documented the interiors and exteriors of plants and missiles sites in North Dakota, Tennessee and Washington, including the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, where plutonium was produced for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki. Miller describes his work as an examination of the human condition - "our fears, our dreams, our history, our creativity." His straightforward images focus on the rich detail of the architecture and surrounding landscapes of these environments used for manufacturing and testing weapons of mass destruction.
Brooklyn-based artist Ianthe Jackson creates conceptual works in performance, video, sculpture and installation. Her Float House, constructed with wood and cardboard and supported by barrels, suggests ideas of mobility and transience. Made in Portland at the Homeland Gallery, the vessel was sent by a crew to float along the Manhattan River in 2007.
The video works by artist Tommy Ralph Pace investigate relationships between culture, capital and power. Pace's short piece, Love Song, Love Song, borrows a segment of found news footage of the pope scratching his cheek, which the artist loops and sets to the soundtrack of a popular R&B love song.
Whiteness, light, mirrors and bones are motifs in the sculptural work of Swedish artist Helena Mutanen. Her symbolic installations, like The Spell, evoke supernatural connotations. The piece, even in its title, conjures a mysterious relationship between clinical objects and reflections in the gallery space, suggesting scenes from horror films or the rituals of voodoo culture. Other works by the artist incorporate eye prosthesis and wax and emanate a similar fascination with the macabre.
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.