• Zack Seckler's series of photographs, True Love, investigates the neurological realm of emotional memory. His subjects, diverse in age and race, volunteered to be professionally hypnotized to reach a trance state during which they were able to visualize the camera as a beloved person. The resulting studio portraits reveal expressions on their faces of joy, serenity, tenderness and rapture. A middle-aged man conjures an amalgam of his loved ones as a literal and figurative family, while an African-American woman envisions a perfect moment on a tropical beach in the arms of a true love with whom she has reconnected on Facebook.

    The titles of pieces by Michelle Leftheris allude to the cryptic nature of her work. Like many of her installations, eternal return combines something fixed and material with something time-sensitive or digital. The artist incorporates columns made from brightly colored honeycomb paper with animated gifs.

    Canadian artist Kelly Mark's Glow Video Series uses television content as source material for reflected light installations. The light source for The Kiss was created by recording the cast light on her apartment wall of a gang-bang scene in a hard-core porn film. This steady and rhythmic glow with quickening pulses of warm colors appears in 15-minute segments on the screens of two identical monitors whose screens meet for a "kiss."

    Allison Reimus explores patterns and ornamentations of domestic spaces in her acrylic paintings. She seeks to consider the nature of the decorative in the environments she describes as well as within the medium of painting itself.

    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 K√ľnste, 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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