• Patricia Zarate's work is primarily a study of color using paint and paper. The artist arranges swatches of colored paper on the surfaces of paper and museum boards. Her pieces explore the visual impact of color relationships created through these simple shapes and juxtapositions.

    German artist Tina Isabella Hild creates installations in mixed media. Unexhaustible Presence – Excerpt 5 (Bodyfragment) functions both as an autonomous sculpture and as part of a larger installation. Displayed on pedestals, Hild's forms reference statues, animals and organic elements.

    The abstract figures in paintings by Chris Nau are based on real entities and actual events. The titles of the paintings, such as Mishandled Misinformation, imply how the figures and implied relationships or narratives might be interpreted. Nau's paintings are fraught with a sense of transformation, conflict, chaos and defeat. He draws attention to his main subjects suspended on color fields with bold and vivid patterns.

    Erik K. Mercer's work addresses ideas of consumerism, mass media, identity and conformity through the unexpected medium of yarn. His interdisciplinary studio practice incorporates performance, video and crochet. Mercer's Television Viewing Offset System (TVOS) encourages participants to purchase hour-long segments of crochet-labor, which is carried out while viewing television. The fruits of their labor manifest in blankets that are donated to premature infant care facilities. The artist documents the labor on video and provides a DVD to participants.

    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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