It’s important to Bathgate that his works be makeable, at least by someone with his extremely specific skill set, which he admits only a few people in the world possess.
I tend to pair images together to complicate things, to show that my life is not one thing or another, that there is always a subtext or a tangent or a side story and nothing is simple.
Many of his most popular works are the clothing that he draws on, unique works of art that travel with the wearer to bars, concerts, and gatherings.
I don’t fully register when the anxieties of one reality morph into ten other kinds in this new reality, but April is where it is, in my head.
“Everything in this house represents the person, so every piece of art is an intimate connection to that artist,” Fostel says. “Having their work on our walls constantly keeps them in mind.”
Both women are primarily known for their work in sculpture, and that tactile sensibility easily translates to these textured two-dimensional pieces.
A conversation with conceptual artist and photographer Larry Cook and gallery owner/director Myrtis Bedolla
Hobbs is the rare sort of person who sets intentions and actually accomplishes them, who revels in being busy and can forgive herself when she falls short of her own extremely high standards.
Through a rich accumulation of visual, textual, and symbolic content, Milad invites us to struggle with the act of making meaning as well as our desire to know, understand, translate, and thus take ownership of her pieces.
"I feel like I spend a lot of time observing non-traditional artistic objects, and I consider them art."
As his family’s own historian, Reyes seems invested in keeping and sharing their stories with great care in a multifaceted way.