Jeremy Chandler creates images of the melancholy, the conflicted hunter attempting to manifest brotherhood within violent situations.
Mark Newport works in material that can be perceived as historically feminine in practice, knitting and fabricating representational suits often worn by popular culture heroes. Super Hero costumes are the final result, as Mark explores the dichotomous relationship between nurturer and provider.
David Hilliard utilizes photography to create a dialog between himself and the conflicted nature of his relationship with his father. David creates voyeuristic glimpses of everyday life that explore notions of masculinity and personal identity.
Matthew Shaffer grew up the son of an alcoholic absentee father. Shaffer struggled to marry his own identity as an artist and athlete in his attempt to redefine personal concepts of "maleness." His sculptures are often hyper-exaggerated "anti-heroes," their strengths ridiculously and powerless against real challenges of everyday life.
Pavel Amromin, a Russian immigrant, takes seemingly innocuous images of puppies and creates playful, Meissen-like vignettes of animals doing harm to one another by imitating male aggression and bullying codes of conduct.
Gilad Ratman's video installation, "Give Her Back Take Me Too," is a human behavior piece that explores the need for community while showing forms of resistance, and the borders of self. Gilad pushes narrative to its limits and allows for a fractured chain of events to take place.