• The conceptual work of Kelly Warman, an artist based in the Netherlands, incorporates video, performance and installation. Her minimalist piece, ….some situations, references art and cultural history, such as the 1950's art movement The Situationists and Eileen Grey's Non-conformist Chair.

    Colin Montgomery's photographic series, After Images,, reflect his perception and memory of his adolescence in Washington D.C. during the Reagan Era and the Cold War. His images focus on architecture and geographical locations as political signifiers. Montgomery travelled to Hong Kong, Brasilia, Poland and Croatia to examine the notion of place in nations with histories of population migration and cleansing and subjugation to external powers.

    A recent series of drawings by Leah Beeferman depict the universe as seen by the Eglin FPS-85, a building used by NASA to track orbital debris. She conceives of the Elgin's desire to project itself into a rotating mass of detritus, rocks, dust and information streams. These drawings, part science and part fiction, are rendered in ink on graphite paper.

    Samantha Magowan's 100 Way of Performing as an Object series reveal fragments of her body strewn with fabric, flowers, leather straps and cheap accessories. These bold and saturated color photographs are dark and sexually charged, alluding to both classical painting and pornography. The artist states in an interview: "The images came out of a desire to want to be consumed, eaten and lost in objects and things that I consume. Like a raccoon or magpie, I am inexplicably drawn to shiny, glittery, beautiful things. There is a real pleasure and performative element to lying perfectly still, totally exposed and covered by these beautiful things. Playing dead among my things, I am reduced to being only surface, only object."

    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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