• The outdoor installations created by British artist Rosie Leventon reflect a concern for the natural environment and how we use it. She perceives her work as interweaving a kind of personal archaeology with the archaeology of contemporary society and the physical archaeology of places. Leventon collaborated with Forest Enterprise to clear a space from a forest twice the size of a B52 Bomber with the intention of subverting the power of this symbol of destruction. The light falling on the forest floor encourages biodiversity and regeneration.

    Japanese artist Takeshi Moro, based in Chicago, produces conceptual installations that explore processes of personal and public reconciliation. In his Pedestal of Apology series, Moro frames the gesture of bowing in Japanese culture. By elevating this simple gesture to an iconic level, the artist seeks to address notions of forgiveness and humility.

    Sarah Gamble's atmospheric oil paintings depict elements of nature such as rain, wind, snow, clouds and trees. Her bold colors and thick textures create surreal and foreboding landscapes. Gamble currently lives in Philadelphia and has participated in numerous residencies throughout the country.

    Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk cites the cliché of the photographer as an explorer of unknown and rough places as a starting point for the construction of the images in his series, The Andromeda Strain. Combining low-budget special effects, lighting and objects produced in a studio, Schattenkerk staged and photographed "natural phenomena" in his hometown in the Netherlands. The artist blurs the distinction between the real and the artificial in landscape images without the use of the digital technology.

    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.


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