October, 2011

Front: Alexis Clements, Lauren Scanlon, Jarod Buckhiester Back: Christopher Momenee, Erin Thurlow, Nancy Coughlin

Jarod Buckhiester

NY, NY – Mr. Buckhiester’s drawings and works in porcelain take on a remarkable presence in their execution. The beauty and meticulousness of his craft and draftsmanship is counterbalanced by a content that conveys a humble quietness verging on menace. Allusions to characters and events from a narrative past are conveyed through the figuration, architecture, and icons from a shadowy popular culture of small town America. People are both characters and mute bodies. The bodies are in turn both objectified and yet made intimate or familiar enough to generate empathy. It is intimate and yet deceptively powerful stuff. Recently, Jared… more »

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Alexis Clements

Brooklyn, NY – Alexis is a writer, performer, and pamphleteer currently based in New York City. An alumna of the Women\’s Project Playwrights Lab, a former fellow of the Dramatists Guild of America, recipient of two Puffin Foundation Artist Grants, and a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant, she writes plays, short stories, articles, and reviews, and is the founder of New Acquisition. Her work has been produced and published in both the US and the UK. Recent theatrical productions include: Conversation (Philadelphia, PA), Place ReImagined (New York, NY); Your Own Personal Apocalypse (New York, NY); The Interview (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland,… more »

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Nancy Coughlin

Butte, MT – “My short stories and essays have been published in various small magazines throughout the years, as well as in Playgirl and Redbook. I won second place in Redbook’s Second Annual Young Writer’s Contest. I was awarded a yearlong literary fellowship at The Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute. I earned a Bachelor’s (summa cum laude, phi beta kappa) and a Master’s Degree in creative writing from the University of Denver. I wrote a series of educational children’s stories that were used throughout the New York public school system. For several years during my teens and twenties, I could hardly… more »

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Lauren Scanlon

Altoona, PA  – Lauren earned an MFA in Printmaking from The Ohio State University in 2007. For the past several years her work has explored the implications of personal and social narratives. Lauren actively exhibits nationally and has has been an artist in residence at Penland School of Craft and Vermont Studio Center. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Penn State Altoona.

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Erin Thurlow

Vancouver, BC – Erin received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Rutgers University. He has been in many group and solo exhibitions in the United States and Canada.
     In 2010 he participated in the Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency in Florida, and had a solo exhibition of his work at Mercer Union in Toronto, ON. He also received a grant from the Ontario Arts Council. In 2011 he will have a solo exhibition at Public Space 1 in Iowa City.

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