ARTISTS

STUART LEHRMAN

“Fierce Bruise”, 23×23 inches, 2015,acrylic on PVC panel, $575

“My practice involves the dialogue between order and chaos. The process is a constant experiment with the physical properties of paint (color, texture, sheen), moving between addition and subtraction, making and unmaking.  All working to a place where I lose control of the painting, and then struggling back to achieve the right balance between wild spontaneity and emotional restraint. This is a struggle that I have to revisit with every painting, straining to hear an interior alphabet that leaks out during the actual act of painting. It is a personal and, I hope, universal language that I have to relearn and translate every time and is the challenge that drives me on to the next work. My work is inspired from the natural and manmade phenomena I observe in the world around me. The historical context of my work is that of Abstract Expressionism, Post-painterly Abstraction, Color Field painting and Minimalism.”–Stuart Lehrman.

stuartlehrman.com

 

TONY WARD

“Becky at home”, Tony Ward, mounted photographic print, $100

Tony Ward’s photographs have been widely collected, exhibited and syndicated around the world. His unending quest for inspiring subjects and new projects compels him to divide his creative time between the diverse cosmopolitan centers of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris, Hamburg/Berlin and his beloved Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Since opening Tony Ward Studio in 1984, Ward achieved global notoriety for his first published book on erotic photography, the controversial and highly praised OBSESSIONS. The monograph was followed by four more challenging and critically acclaimed volumes on photographic eroticism at the turn of the century. Scholars that specialize in the history and aesthetics of photography such as A.D. Coleman, Rick Wester and Reinhold Misselbeck have written illuminating essays that accompanied the artist’s published works.

tonywardstudio.com

FLOYD KELLEY

Floyd Kelley is a photographer who looks to rediscover lost and forgotten perspectives concealed by the mundane and commonplace. A life-long Philadelphian with strong memories of the city’s industrial past, Kelley is an acute observer of the forces of change that dismantle and challenge the old, simultaneously bringing forth new possibility.

ARTIST WEBSITE:  facebook.com/floyd.kelley.5