Alex Lukas’ practice incorporates drawing, sculpture, audio and distributable printed material to interrogate the dissemination of language alongside formed notions of place and time, both real and imagined. His current research focuses on the liminal space of American highways and the vernacular roadside through the lens of history and speculative, post-apocalyptic fiction.
Month: June 2017
Shobun Baile works in video, installation, sound, and writing, critically looking at the role that design and designers play in shaping reality. He explores institutionalized distinctions between function and aesthetics, necessity and desire, and the ways these distinctions shape identity in a globalized economy.
Erin Mallea collapses natural and national history to examine larger taxonomies and systems of producing knowledge and memory within the American landscape. Contextual, processual, and often public in nature, Erin’s work implicates herself as an individual navigating local organizations, bureaucratic systems, archives, and institutions of memory.
Shohei Katayama uses art as a catalyst for environmental conversations. His work includes line drawings, sculpture, and conceptual installation art that examine the underlying patterns and forces of nature by showcasing unseen relationships in ecology. His work illustrates the disruption that occurs in ecological systems when one component is manipulated.
Nicholas Crockett’s work draws on experience in pop-cultural fandom and game development, and uses playful and often campy parody as a means of reconfiguring pervasive fantasies of power and excess. His work spans computer gaming, toys, role playing performance, and generative animation.
Paper Buck is a trans interdisciplinary artist working across print, painting, video, photo, and installation. A foundational part of his practice is focused on anti-racist, feminist, queer praxis, and direct participation in social movements. Recent research-based projects explore the intersections of intimate and collective memory with national mythology, contemporary politics, and situated historical context.