SEPTEMBER 25, 2010


Suite 2L

Marlan Barry is a recording engineer, music producer, and cellist. After working as a production engineer at Sony records in New York, Marlan served as chief recording engineer and production manager for National Public Radio in Houston where he recorded the Houston Symphony and Houston Grand Opera, working closely with Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and many of the world’s leading musicians and operatic voices.

His work is regularly featured on NPR, WNYC, the WFMT radio network, and Great Performances. Marlan has recorded world premieres and broadcasts of Phillip Glass, Sir Paul McCartney and alt-pop band Deerhoof, as well as operatic composers Carlisle Floyd, Christopher Theophanides, and film composer Rachel Portman.

In addition to his acoustic work, Marlan is at home in the studio and records and mixes music of all genres. His latest projects have included jazz guitarist Ben Tyree and the decadent electro-pop/dance phenomenon Jessica 6.

Marlan grew up in Brooklyn and holds a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland Institute of Music and a master’s degree in cello performance from Ohio State University.

Erica Cesario
Suite 4E-13

Beetle has been designing and reconstructing clothing in NYC for over a decade. Throughout the years her work has evolved to include objects found during everyday life. She is maniacally intrigued by the deterioration that occurs over time on people as well as objects abandoned in nature. Recently, Beetle has been using fabric, vintage clothing, and rusted metal objects as her inspiration. By reviving disregarded relics once embodying life, she is able to reimagine the classic and decayed, allowing their voice and soul to resonate within their reinvention.

Sine Die: without (setting) a day (to meet again).

Eugene Constan
Suite 1D

I have always been intrigued and influenced by patterns and imagery that emerge through a process of demolition and decay. In turn, my paintings have been informed subconsciously by an industrial vocabulary.

Painting on stretched canvas and grouping paintings together to form singular works enabled me to explore various juxtapositions of form and pattern. Aerial views of city streets, ancient writing and mosaic are a particular interest of mine. In my painting, I hope to excavate the structure of forms, pulling away their many layers to expose their fundamental elements and detritus.

In various works I have grouped paintings adjacent to one another in a mosaic-like motif exemplifying a mode inherent in the ancient traditions of Mediterranean and indigenous design; both are complex and simple and connote and connect the beautiful and the practical. Ancient ruins, decayed frescoes and modern graffiti have all influenced my work.

Cassandra Craig
Suite 4C

Cassandra Craig is a self taught photographer based in Brooklyn. She is the owner of IOPENMINDS Photography and Digital Darkroom Studios, a studio that specializes in portrait photography. Cassandra credits her “Grandma Craig” and her father for her creative niche and love for music which is the inspiration behind much of her work. Being able to work closely with musicians such as Chrisette Michele, Eric Roberson and Jesse Boykins III has helped Cassandra cultivate a remarkable collection of timeless photos. Cassandra is currently working on her first exhibition “The Blackberry Diary” which is a body of work entirely captured with the use of a BlackBerry. According to Craig, “Modern technology has allowed us to capture and share unexpected moments that would have otherwise been missed. My way of introducing myself to the world is to share mine.” Stay tuned as Cassandra plans to make history with one eye shut.

Julie Curtiss

Suite 1S

Julie Curtiss is a Brooklyn-based artist.

Kevin Cyr
Suite 2M

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.

Hayley Downs
Suite 2L

Hayley Downs is a documentary filmmaker, producer and grassroots outreach consultant. Hayley is now in post-production on Swamp Cabbage: a Dark and Sweaty Documentary, which she is co-directing/co-producing with SF-based filmmaker, Julie Kahn. Swamp Cabbage is the story of Hayley Downs, a half-Cracker stuck in Brooklyn who discovers that the bizarre backwoods-meets-suburbia Florida childhood she left behind is actually the key to surviving love and loss in an increasingly disconnected world.

Max Greis
Suite 3J

“The world is changing faster than ever, from global warming and the loss of ecosystems to the destruction of indigenous cultures and peoples. Whether in painting, diorama, or video, I utilize collage to create a globalized vision built from many individual landscapes. My work evolves out of three distinct genres: The technique of collage and paint recalls the dada and surrealist traditions to create a dreamlike, otherworldly atmosphere. The stylization and perspective have been influenced by the formalism of Asian landscape paintings and prints. Lastly, the apocalyptic sensibility of the narrative is inspired by the work of Bosch and Bruegel.”

Born in Manhattan in 1981. I graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2005, receiving the Alumni Scholarship Award. I’ve shown work at the Visual Arts Gallery, the Artists Network, the National Arts Club, Mighty Tanaka, and Pavel Zoubok Gallery. I live and work in Brooklyn, NY.

Kevin Hart
Suite 1S

In my work, lines of action help me generate drawing intuitively as well as through shapes and patterns found in many walks of life and cultures. Whether this process emerges from an obsessive compulsive disorder is a legitimate question. Ultimately, though, my goal is to relax viewers and to provoke in them an almost hypnotic state through the explorations of multiple, interconnected forms.

Ed Heck
Suite 3G

Fresh. Bold. Engaging. These words often come to mind upon viewing the artwork of Pop Artist Ed Heck. One is immediately disarmed by the naïve charm of these brightly colored works on paper and canvas.

Ed Heck’s enigmatic canvases were first exhibited in New York City in 1999 and were an instant hit. The viewer response was overwhelming. Reactions ranged from surprised appreciation to pure delight.

Ed Heck’s artwork appeals to a varied audience, from fine art newcomers to serious collectors. His eclectic style combines animation like subject matter with an evocative use of color, coupling a wry sense of humor with generous doses of irony. His images lead us into a place uniquely Heck, filled with weird and wonderful characters, odd landscapes and a quirky visual point of view, quite unlike anything else we’ve seen before.

Welcome to the world of Ed Heck!

Paula Heisen
Suite 4D

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.

Paul Hine
Suite 3K

Paul Hine’s photography explores our evolving understanding of nature and ourselves as we merge our consciousness with technology. He graduated from Cornell University with degrees in English and Computer Science in 2004. Since then, he has worked as a programmer and graphic designer while studying photography at SVA. In 2008, he founded Maplewing Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn as a space for technologists, entrepreneurs and artists to collaborate.

His latest work, “Processing”, was shot during chicken processing day at Willow-Witt Ranch, a small family farm near Ashland, Oregon.

Susumo Kamijo

Suite B12

Collages by Susumu Kamijo harness energy and texture of pirated internet imagery to enrich and inform compositions which integrate the figurative, the mythological, the multiple, and the abstract.

Emily Keegin
Suite 3B

Pivoting around a set of self-portraits and multimedia sculptures, my work focuses on the 21st century American Dream by investigating contemporary femininity through the relationship of domestic materials to the body. Gesture and object result in a series of meetings between the masculine and the feminine, organic and inorganic. Part personal narrative and part social commentary, the work slips between comfort and newness, tradition and surprise, flopping between a pop sensibility and a post-bubble starkness.

Steve Keister
Suite 3M

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.

Jesse Langille
Suite 1J

My relief paintings focus on creating a balanced vocabulary of nuanced shapes in a dynamic composition. The methodical process in which the paintings are created is extremely important to my work. The forms are created with custom stencils and thin applications of molding paste. I use an industrial sander to sand the reliefs smooth in order to create a surface that appears delicate and shallow. In layering and sanding these forms together I aim to achieve unpredictable shapes and arrangements of the resulting characters. The shapes rest together, blur together, and interweave to create moments of both harmony and friction. The blurring, or removal of certain forms, leaves traces of where shapes once were, while also changing the appearance of the material in different degrees. Forms evolve from solid shapes in the foreground to atmospheric smears that create the illusion of whimsical forms, in either perpetual motion or at rest.

Travis Lanham
Suite 4E-3

Travis Lanham is the writer and artist of the webcomic, Carl and Zip’s Adventures Through Time!

Maureen E. Kennedy

Suite B16-2

Maureen is new to 649. She has recently sequestered herself to the basement to get it done. Writing. Lots of it. Screenplays, TV specs, and, hell, maybe a romance novel or two. You can find Maureen wearing yoga clothes and wandering the halls with her scruffy gremlin-meets-billy-goat mutt, Violet. Yeah, she does look more like a Frank.

Daniel Maidman
Suite 4E-6

Daniel Maidman was born in 1975 in Toronto, Canada. He has attended life drawing workshops 2-3 times a week since 1998. He also spent two years working on an anatomical atlas based on human cadaver dissections in which he participated at Santa Monica College, under the guidance of Dr. Margarita Dell. Illustrations from his atlas are currently in use in the United States Army’s forensic field manual. Since moving to New York in 2006, Daniel Maidman has sped up his painting schedule.

His work has been shown at Buzz Coffee in Los Angeles, Lana Santorelli Gallery in New York, and in the national juried group show Au Naturel at the Art Center of Clatsop Community College in Oregon. He has been a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s figurative painting competition (2009) and in Manifest Gallery’s international drawing annual (2010). His paintings and writing on art have been printed in American Art Collector (November and December, 2009 and May, 2010) and in International Artist (February-September, 2010). His painting The Minoan was recently acquired by prominent Chicago collector Howard Tullman. His work will be shown in May at The Great Nude Invitational Figurative Arts Fair in New York.

Luis Mallo
Suite 1N

Luis Mallo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962. His work has been shown around the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and Europe. He is a recipient of the Cintas Foundation Award and The Art Matters Photography Award. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the George Eastman House in Rochester, the Worcester Museum of Art, the Museum of Art at Fort Lauderdale and the New York Public Library, as well as other public and private collections. Luis Mallo has been invited to lecture and talk about his work at various institutions such as: the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC; and the Maier Museum of Art in Lynchburg, VA. His images have been featured in New York’s Metropolis magazine; Azure magazine in Toronto; and Leica World magazine in Germany. He is represented by Praxis International in Miami; Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Gallery in New York City; Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, Canada; and Sicardi Gallery in Houston. Mallo currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Arthur May

Suite 1L

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.

Katie Mayer
Suite 2D

Kub jewelry is the dreamchild of Katie Mayer, a stylist who wanted to create a line of jewelry that captures the moments that inspire her. The beauty of nature, fleeting moments and sheer simplicity are just a few things that move her creativity. In Katies eyes there are no boundaries or limitations to what may come next.

Her love for adornment came at an early age and she has since ran with it. She studied jewelry making at several schools including the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Gemological Institute of America, and has a BFA in Metals and Jewelry from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Kub jewelry encompasses all of Katies dreams and visions as she sits at her jewelers bench creating jewelry from whatever inspires her in the moment.

Shane McAdams
Suite 1S

Shane McAdams is an artist, curator and art critic living in Brooklyn, NY. He has been writing for the Brooklyn Rail since 2003, contributing art reviews and essays on the art world. His artwork has been exhibited at Margaret Thatcher Fine Art, Janet Kurnatowski, Allegra LaViola Gallery and Marlborough, Chelsea, among others. His solo show “Micro Chasm” opens on November 4, 2010 at Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon. He was the Director of Caren Golden Fine Art from 2007 to 2009 and currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Brett Moen
Suite 4E-4

Brett Moen specializes in observing and recording beauty in the world using photography and motion picture.

Cheryl Molnar
Suite 2M

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.

Robert Raphael
Suite 2A

The decorative is often seen as superficial, but I believe in its power to seduce us into greater depths. Anyone can reflect upon the decorative arts, whether experienced through the mediums of architecture, furniture, wallpaper, or manicured gardens. My sculptural works draw on the history of decorative art and how it is perceived. My use of the decorative becomes the code for my language of desire, sexuality, gender, and pleasure.

In my most recent works, I am constructing structures and wall elements out of lumber, a traditional material for building. The sculptures refer to architecture and construction, but are imbued with elements and processes that incorporate the decorative. I create ornate visual surfaces using materials such as porcelain, ribbon, wood, and paint. Within the work, I am creating a dialogue between the viewer’s understanding of structure and ornament: masculine and feminine. The viewer is confronted with the formal language of sculpture, while the ornament and pattern are experienced pervasively. My sculptures provide a forum for the viewer to use their understanding of my materials and processes to make associative connections.

Cindy Rodriguez
Suite 4A-3

Cindy Rodriguez is a freelance graphic designer and artist. She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Communication Design in 2006, and since then has worked mainly in packaging, branding, book and poster design, and exhibition design.

In the past year, she has organized, designed, and co-curated two art exhibitions, “The Send Help Project” (3/2009) and “The Bad Words Experiment” (2/2010), as part of a small design collective called “The New & Attractive Juveniles.” Cindy is currently working independently for a range of clients & studios: The Guggenheim Museum, The New Press, Reader’s Digest, Clementine Branding, Cubanica, CreativeLab Studio, Parsons School of Design, and MTV Networks.

Cindy’s work is mainly typographic in nature, applied through the use of various textures and materials. She is currently exploring ways to bridge her personal work with her desire to collaborate on purposeful projects that reach a larger audience. She’s lucky enough to be surrounded by super great people and talented friends from all disciplines and anticipates being able to keep making some more good-looking stuff with them.

Eric Shows
Suite 2E

Eric Shows is a painter originally from North Texas. His work is primarily acrylic on canvas, all of which is spray applied through various instruments such as airbrush and hvlp guns. He adopted this technique as a means of painting on uneven walls. As he returned to photo-based work from several years of abstract installations, he found it useful to continue the use of the airbrush as it had good synergy with the type of imagery he was interested in (fog, blurry photographs, murky water, and action film stills). Lately he is looking for new ways to combine images to achieve vantage points beyond human vision and to visually capture moments of cognition.

Cassis Birgit Staudt

Suite 4E-11

Cassis’ first photo series, at age 22, was of the vineyards and wine making in her father’s walled medieval village called Sulzfeld in southern Germany. Upon seeing Cassis’ black & white photography, Indie director Jim Jarmusch asked her to find locations for his 1995 black & white western Dead Man. Traveling with her trusty 28mm Pentax, Cassis traversed Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington in search of atypical western movie sites—an expanse of black tree stumps in Oregon and a white aspen forest in New Mexico, to name a few. In 2001, Cassis had a solo exhibit in Huatulco, Mexico entitled ‘What Remains’. Cassis’ newest obsession is the polaroids of the modern era: Cell phone photos. In Cassis’ lingo: Cellaroids.

Shimpei Takeda
Suite B20-B

Shimpei Takeda was born in 1982 in Sukagawa, Japan, and grew up in Chiba, a suburb of Tokyo. In 2002, he moved to New York City. Takeda has been working primarily as a visual artist with photography and video. Takeda creates microcosmic abstractions with materials such as crystal, salt, dust, and other translucent materials.

In his photography series, Interior Landscape, Takeda brings us revealing fractal-like landscapes concealed in translucent minerals. As a result of time compression, crystallized and solidified by nature’s process, the texture, cracks, and planes found in the crystal are observed and appear to transform. They are exposed via light and variations in lucidity and reflection, through Takeda’s photographic processes.

Edwin Vera

Suite B18

I was born and raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn and have lived in the area all my life, now I live right next door in Greenpoint. I got my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Cooper Union and while there studied ceramic design as a mobility student at Parsons. All the sculptural work I showed at Cooper included some ceramic component.

I’ve sold my work at The American Craft Museum in NYC, Matter, Jonathan Adler soho, and have shown sculptural work in 31 Grand gallery in Williamsburg. I also have a teapot in the Art Institute of Chicago. I’m presently ceramic designer/sculptor at Jonathan Adler enterprises.

I consider my work simply pottery for the most part. I like to create my own stoneware and porcelain tableware and other household pottery items with my own little twists from self portraits and pet portraits painted onto plates, mugs, etc, to supermodel figurines for tchotchke’s. These pieces have a sort of old fashioned traditional look which I’ve always been drawn to. On the opposite end of my spectrum, my more “modernist” work is inspired by bacteria and germs. I find their microscopic forms bizarre and beautiful, and I think they compliment my other items nicely. I am now working on some unique porcelain lighting pieces in this style.

Julia Wertz
Suite 2J

Julia Wertz is a cartoonist and writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her works include the autobiographical comic books the Fart Party vol 1, FP Vol 2 and the upcoming Drinking at the Movies, available from Atomic Books and Three Rivers Press. All other tedious information can be found on that fancy internets thing that the kids are always yakin’ about these days.

Tom Winter Architects
Suite 4F

Our work process can be compared to sculpting in a broader sense. Elements which determine this process are the client, his or her vision; the site in its material and non-material context; the craftspeople with their skills, experience and dedication; the materials with all their physical properties; advanced technologies in design and construction and our own skills, thoughts and experience.

It is essential to our approach that we work in various scales and fields of design and architecture. Tom Winter Architects designed light sculptures and interiors, furniture and ground-up buildings. We do not limit ourselves to one segment of design. Residential rehabs, retail stores, yoga studios, new houses, apartment buildings and cultural buildings as well as architectural competitions are projects that cross fertilize each other and keep our thinking agile.

As we provide aesthetically refined solutions that fit the site, suit the client and serve the community, sustainability in a deeper sense emerges: a long-lasting, significant architecture that connects sculptural qualities with the requirements of modern life anchored in the dynamic flow of time.

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