SEPTEMBER 26, 2009


Nathan Apffel
Suite 4A-2

Nathan Apffel’s work uses paint to explore organic forms that are achieved through action with a liquid medium. Concentration is given to chemical reactions between multiple paint mixtures to achieve random biological forms and to mixing colors through layering of transparent pigments.

Ann Chisholm
Suite 4E-7

These paintings explore the idea of the subconscious vs. the conscious in an attempt to illustrate the randomness of life. I set up a dichotomy or maybe a false dichotomy, where paint, color, and line represent conflicting ideas--fate vs. free will, or destiny vs. chance or science vs. religion. I use chance and random elements along with designed and planned elements to create compositions that have a disjointedness about them where both subject and meaning are partially concealed.

Vincent Como
Suite 4-B

The work that engages me and drives me forward is powered by Black. In applying my research and interest for the history and traditions of Color Theory, Physics, Alchemy, Heavy Metal, Religion and Mythology I am working toward a comprehensive understanding of the interrelation of Black, Darkness, and Matter. Black is the pure and unrepentant mark of information; both the origin of recording thoughts, and the fully saturated realization of all pigment as one. Darkness is the event, or phenomena of Blackness; the threshold over which light can no longer affect a receptor (eye, camera, etc.). Matter is the physical manifestation of Black-made-flesh; the Ka’abah or Black Stone of Mecca, Dark Matter and Black Holes, the Nigredo stage of alchemical transformation. Through these investigations, and together with the history of western painting as defined by Malevich and Reinhardt, the goal of my work is to expand and cross the boundaries which define and divide Black, Darkness and Matter into a unified concept. A Black Singularity.

Kevin Cyr
Suite 2-M

In a culture in which people are easily lured by the appeal of status-enhancing symbols, I find beauty in derelict cars and unkempt landscapes. I have always been interested in painting vehicles and scenes that have defined the evolution of the American landscape.
In this particular series, I commemorate commercial vehicles inundated with graffiti and rust, working vehicles. I find that there is so much character in old delivery trucks and vans—especially when covered with graffiti—and in the old RVs parked in someone’s yard off a main road. Removing them from their everyday context gives them portrait-like importance. I paint with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age.
Painting and drawing these objects gives me a chance to document a time and place, and to make still a part of the ever-changing environment..

Dori Eisenhauer
Suite B16-3

Ike Designs Jewelry by Dori Eisenhauer was born in Seattle in 1999 and has been going strong since then, participating in trade and craft shows around the country, wholesaling to boutiques and art galleries nationwide and taking on custom commissioned work in New York City. In addition, since arriving back on the east coast, Dori is a co-founding member of the Cockeyed Optimists Theatre Company. Ike Designs Jewelry is comprised of tiny gem beads ranging from garnet to jade to diamond and accented by silver, yellow gold and rose gold. A sense of whimsy and wearability are important in all the designs by Ike, and allow the option to wear one piece alone or layer them for a more luxurious feel. Dori studied at Franklin and Marshall College, BA in Drama, Pratt Fine Arts Center and the 92nd Street Y.

Jared Friedman
Suite 1-B

Jared Friedman runs Econo Graphics, a full-service design studio and screen printing shoppe. He designs and prints clothing and posters for himself and others. If you’d like to check out his work, you can go to or to the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene most Saturdays. He is a Libra.

Alicia Gibson
Suite 1-S
Confidence and vulnerability are two important factors in my work. My goal is to be confident in my mark making while vulnerable in my subject matter.
Often, I document what’s going on in my life through a humorous parody. In a sense the paintings are self-portraits, autobiographical in that they include the places where I was raised, my taste in music, travels, TV shows, and books I’ve read. After someone introduces me to a new pop obsession, I find myself wanting to absorb everything about them. If they’re a musician, I listen to them constantly. If a writer, I read all their books until I’m satisfied.
I transform bits of many references into my work to make a new commentary or stance with each detail not only contributing to the overall composition but also making it’s own, often hilarious, point. While I use painting vocabulary, the paintings are more about an obsessive tic of the hand. My difficulty with perspective, along with the shake in my hand, creates strangeness, a shift in and out of the picture plane. This creates a constant circulation of the viewer’s eye. In addition, there is a hyper overall attention to detail because it shows the inventive motifs and the brushwork on an intimate level.

Kevin Hart
Suite 1-S

Kevin currently works at Pace Wildenstein Galleries. He just had twins.

Paula Heisen
Suite 4-D

A graduate of the Yale School of Art, Paula Heisen has exhibited her work throughout the United States, with solo exhibitions in New York City and Houston. Among the grants and awards she received are an Elizabeth Foundation Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant and an Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, scholarships to Yale, the Skowhegan School and the New York Studio School. She has taught at Oxbow Summer Program, Yale University’s Summer Program and at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and has been a visiting artist at the Art Insitute of Chicago, Cooper Union and Hampton University. She lives and works in New York City.

She is a perceptual painter, and works from still life set-ups that have combinations of unusual objects. Her goal is to create images that are both sensual and psychologically provocative.

Steve Keister
Suite 3-M

Steve Keister is a sculptor and ceramicist. He has exhibited extensively since the 1970’s, including the 1981 Whitney Biennial, and solo exhibitions at the Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, BlumHelman Gallery, New York, and Feature Inc., New York. He has received numerous grants including a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2000. His work is included in many museum collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Anastasiya Konopitskaya
Suite B-2

Anastasiya Konopitskaya is a New York based artist with a background in architecture and interactive installations. Her interest lies in the everyday experience, which is expressed through her current work titled ‘Beauty Shop’, a series of caricatures.

Margaux Lange
Suite 4E-13

Barbie was immensely important in fueling the creative life of artist Margaux Lange as a child, and ironically continues to be such for her as an adult. Lange’s Plastic Body Series Art jewelry utilizes salvaged Barbie doll parts in combination with hand-fabricated sterling silver and pigmented resins. It is an examination and celebration of her life-long fascination with the icon and the result of her desire to re-purpose mass produced materials into handmade wearable art.

Margaux has exhibited extensively in Art Jewelry galleries across the US and abroad since receiving her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. The Plastic Body Series has received international press coverage in the world’s top craft, fashion and design magazines and has been published in books such as: 500 Bracelets, 500 Necklaces, 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs, Cool Green Stuff and Love Design. She is currently working on a collection of new work for a solo exhibition of her Art jewelry this December at Luke & Elloy Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA.


Daniel Maidman
Suite 4E-6

Daniel Maidman attended Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto, Canada and completed an undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. He lived in Los Angeles for eight years, during which time he pursued life drawing and anatomical dissection studies. Drawings from his anatomical atlas are in use in the U.S. Army’s forensics field manual. He has shown with Lana Santorelli Gallery in Chelsea. His painting Day was selected as a finalist in the Portrait/Figure category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 26th Annual Art Competition (juror Nelson Shanks).

He has been painting figurative oils for several years now.

Robert Christian Malmberg
Suite 2-H

Robert Christian Malmberg was bred in Florida and broken in Kentucky. After a seven year love affair with California the boy birthed a passion for studio art and photography. His Collodian-Alternative process studio hosts his unique inclinations, and here you can find him constructing gallery projects, preparing glass plates with exotic chemistry, and taking commissioned portraits with an 8x10’ wet-plate era camera he calls “Brenda”. Both are currently working in Greenpoint, Brooklyn..

Jean-Marie Martin
Suite 3-E

Arthur May
Suite 1-L

Although essentially a self-taught artist, Mr. May holds degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Pennsylvania where he studied painting with George Rickey, and Neil Welliver. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome where he presented a one-man show of paintings and drawings at the completion of his fellowship. In the spring of 2009 he had a solo show at Art 101 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Shane McAdams
Suite 1-S

Shane McAdams is a writer, curator and artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He has been a contributing writer for the Brooklyn Rail since 2003 and has also contributed to New York Arts, Art Papers, and several other publications. In 2007 he curated and wrote the catalogue essay for Head Over Hand, an exhibition exploring process-based abstraction, and his most recent curatorial project, Tension/Release, was held at Caren Golden Fine Art in New York City.

Cheryl Molnar
Suite 3-D

Growing up in suburban Long Island, I was always interested in the architecture associated with suburban sprawl and development. My work is a collection of images collaged, drawn, cut, reassembled, and altered in many ways to make new invented spaces.

I have a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Pratt Institute. The work has been shown at Platform Gallery, Carren Golden Fine Art, GE Corporate Headquarters, McCaig-Wells Gallery. Work is currently on exhibit at POTS gallery and Soapbox in Seattle.


Drew Oberholtzer
Suite B-2
Drew Oberholtzer is a video artist and photographer. He recently finished a series called ‘Images in my Periphery’ that explore moments
of memory while traveling through space.

Rachel Ouillette
Suite 3-D

Rachel Ouillette is a painter, printer, and photographer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Through a series of slow processes, her work
embodies a living thing stamped with time; referencing evolution and organic form, she creates a union between the thing and the thing.

Diana Simard
Suite 3-D
My work is an expression of the staggering beauty and strangeness I see in the world around me. I use the physical world as a point of departure from which I employ my own subconscious and subjective feeling to offer another way of seeing that touches on both the representational and the surreal. I am particularly interested in the birds and the landscapes I encounter in my daily life as agents for this divergence from ordinary reality.
I intend to transport the viewer into a contemplative world where the forms are recognizable, while they also manifest a sense of something
anomalous and quietly emotive.
For my process, I undertake countless hours of observation. While I also use sketches, photographs and video for reference, I employ the use of my subconscious memory, color and texture as a way to describe my own visceral experiences.
Much of my current work is based on the rural environment of Western Massachusetts, where my primary studio is located.

Simon Slater
Suite 4E-3

“Interesting ideas, concepts, and combinations are often not found. As these ideas are frequently buried in conceptual ground that is perceived as worthless because of the high absurdity content in the soil. If an artist has the right riffle, and some patience, these ridiculous regions can be made to yield fruitful and interesting ideas.”

Zane York
Suite 4E-12

Presenting “Pint Size”, an exhibition of twenty-four circular drawings that fit under a glass of beer. Drawn in graphite and white charcoal pencil, these tightly rendered compositional works showcase a miscellany of figuration, animal, still life, interior, and landscape. Sharing only in medium and dimensional contrivance, this assembly of drawings is taken from observation and personal musings throughout the past six weeks.

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