September, 2009

Kat Smith, Paul David Young, Amy Albreacht, seated, E. Tracy Grinnell, Paul Burn, Sarah Gamble

Amy Albreacht

NY, NY –  Amy is a sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She makes objects that are surrogates for natural environments. Despite their artificial materials and geometric constructions, the structures feel organic. Many of her works mechanically expand and contract which is a nod to the life cycle of all natural things and to the constraints of urban, apartment living. She has an MFA from Yale and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, the Netherlands and has most recently shown at the International Print Center of… more »

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Paul Burn

Brooklyn, NY – “Working primarily in sculpture with some video and performance, my work is concerned with providing an interface for humans with the natural sublime. My solo show at Munson-Wilson Gallery in San Francisco, 2004, featured a drinking fountain with water that smelled like the forest floor, a performance where I transported people in a darkened, womb-like enclosure to see the full moon, and a replica of Carlsbad Caverns. In 2005, at the Explorers Club in NYC I created a night sky simulating the Northern Lights, and I partnered with Greenpeace and created a glacier-like kiosk to show my… more »

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Sarah Gamble

Philadelphia, PA – Sarah received her BFA from the Corcoran School of Art in 1998 and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions and is represented by Pageant: Sloveev Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Her work has most recently been exhibited at PS122 Gallery, New York, NY; Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY; Pageant Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, NC; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE ; The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg PA; and is included in Philagrafika\’s Invitational Portfolio, Philadelphia PA and… more »

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E. Tracy Grinnell

Brooklyn, NY – E. Tracy is the author of Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Books Elder Series #1 with Leslie Scalapino, 2008), Some Clear Souvenir (O Books 2006) and Music or Forgetting (O Books 2001), as well as the limited edition chapbooks Leukadia (Trafficker Press, 2008), Humoresque (Dusi/e-chap kollectiv, 2008), Hell and Lower Evil (Lyre Lyre Pants on Fire Press, 2008), Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson (gong chapbooks, 2006), Of the Frame (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Harmonics (Melodeon Poetry Systems, 2000). She is the founding editor of Litmus Press and its annual journal of poetry and… more »

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Kat Smith

Santa Monica – Kat Smith’s first spec sale, Into the Land of Nod, was set in Belle Glade, Florida, where 10,000 Jamaicans are imported every year to cut sugar cane.  The script was picked up by Warner Brothers for producer Wendy Finerman (Forest Gump), with Robin Wright Penn attached to star.  More recently, Ms. Wright-Penn has served as Executive Producer on the project. Also at Warners, Kat wrote the American adaptation of Almodovar’s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! for Mark Rosenberg and Paula Weinstein of Spring Creek Productions (Recount, Fabulous Baker Boys).  Other works-for-hire include a Jean Seberg biopic… more »

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Paul David Young

New York, NY – Paul won the 2009 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and was runner-up for the Kendeda Fellowship of the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta.  His play Times and Places was performed in Icelandic in Reykjavik and in English in the La Mama E.T.C. “Experiments” reading series.  Primary Stages held a reading of his play No One But You in 2007.  His play David & Ira will be produced in New York in 2009.  His play Aporia was given a public reading at the Living Theatre in December 2008, won third in the New Works of Merit International Playwriting Competition, and… more »

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