FEATURED ARTIST: Breanne Trammell
Breanne Trammell’s studio-based work explores objects, icons, and touchstones from popular culture, and mines from her personal history. It presents common experiences and awkward memories that we come to terms with, and aims to celebrate our triumphant moments alongside everyday mundane experiences. Her art commemorates these experiences through humor and playful formalism—like a gigantic crocheted Cheeto or letter-pressed twitter posts.
Trammell lives and works in Wassaic, NY, where she is a core member of the Wassaic Project. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including at Mixed Greens Gallery, P.P.O.W. Gallery, Susan Inglett Gallery, and MASS MoCA. Most recently, she performed manicures at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair in Miami, was a Visiting Artist at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and was awarded the 2014 Ora Schneider Residency Grant at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY. Breanne received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008, is a Lecturer in Art+Design at SUNY Purchase, and has been a faculty member at Ramapo College of NJ since 2009.
Breanne Trammell, The Joy of Sculpting, 2012. Acrylic on panel, 48 x 36 inches. Installation documentation from solo show, Nails In The Key Of Life, at Westchester Community College, Peekskill, NY. Courtesy the artist.
FEATURED ARTIST: Catherine Czacki
Through the use raw and found materials, Catherine Czacki breaks down the oppositions of these distinctions until they become elusive as dichotomous terms. Subjects and objects intertwine through accidental encounters and sustained conversations, manifesting in sculptural outcomes. Recent exhibitions include ‘Soundworks’ at the ICA in London, ‘Walking Forward – Running Past’ at Art in General in New York, ‘Archive of Representation and Collections’ at Favorite Goods in Los Angeles, a two person show with April Street at the Emerson Dorsch Gallery in Miami, and 'The Smile Face Museum' in Brooklyn. Czacki received her MFA from Columbia University in 2008 and currently lives in San Diego, where she is a PhD student in the Art History, Theory and Criticism (Concentration Art Practice) program at UC San Diego.
Catherine Czacki, Symbolom. Ring, paper pulp, wood. 2 x 6 x 6 inches (5.08cm x 15.24cm x 15.24cm). 2013. Image credit: Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami. Courtesy the artist.
FEATURED ARTIST: Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels (b. 1982, Tennessee) is an Australian-American installation artist based in Brooklyn who makes large-scale architectural responses to small fantastical blueprint drawings that abstract and compress representations of family systems. Utilizing geometry in ways akin to Sierpinski fractals or crystal structures– where larger wholes are made from smaller repeating components– Fels uses triangles as a process of mapping the thousands of other people that make up ourselves. The resulting installations turn discarded housing materials into environmental outgrowths that strive to capture both the expansive feeling triggered by vast landscapes and the intimacy felt in discovered nooks. Her work has recently been shown at the Clocktower Gallery in New York, Sky High Gallery in Milwaukee, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. She is currently working on a small custom installation in the Clocktower Gallery’s new radio station at Pioneer Works.
Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Crystal Caverns, 2013. Lath, structural lumber. 18ft x 12ft x 10ft. Photo: Mike Goelzer. Courtesy the artist.