Russell Biles works in porcelain crafting figurations that explore race, politics and sexuality. Biles' sculptures provide humor and commentary about subjects that are often difficult to discuss.
Einar and Jamex de la Torre work in hot glass and mixed media to create spirited sculptures that disrespect cultural and religious institutions. The combination of such enlightened narratives form a strong and thought provoking exhibition that both will repel and fascinate the viewer.
Muir Vidler travels the world utilizing a camera to capture cultural ironies. His narrative photographs travel the world and satirical in nature. He explores the contradictory nature of his subjects versus the environments in which they live in order to document the way in which unique individuals define themselves in even the most oppressive conditions.
Gregory Green juxtaposes sculptural elements to convey fear and uncertainty. Artist Gregory Green states: "In contemporary society, we have reached a state of perpetual over-stimulation. We are surrounded by ever-increasing sources of information, from the printed word, to television, and now the Internet. Our societies move and change at an eternally increasing pace and the level and the role of spectacle seems to grow exponentially..."
Chris Riccardo utilizes the language of scale and form to address serious societal concerns in his sculpture Consequences. He comments on the epidemic of childhood obesity in our country and how the disease affects our children's ability to play, leading to low-self esteem, inability to interact and work with others and possible future psychological abnormalities.
Bonnie Smith works, Kingston, NY, is a stylized ceramics artisan who unites mythological and dream symbols with themes of home and childhood memory. Bonnie's compositions are made up of combinations of human and natural formations that convey a feminine approach to concepts of loss and isolation. Victorian aesthetic and proportion of scale help to deliver her delicate, emotional perspective that can be described as, "otherworldly."