Bentley Anderson by Ricardo
Bentley Anderson is a New York City based musician, working in the realm of noise / experimental music. His projects take shape in solo and collaboration improvisation, and in rock band formats. The art of improvisation is key in Anderson’s work, exploring the language of sound and the performance of improvisation as composition. As a guitarist, Anderson has embraced a personal way of engaging with the instrument, using alternate tunings to achieve resonant dissonance, abstract rhythms, trance-like drones, and non-traditional song writing. His music focuses on a texture-based aesthetic that attempts to form a narrative expression with sound. Also, inherent in Anderson’s music is the punk ethos of raw expression, an urgency of emotion, unhinged attitude, and as well, a contemplative introspection. Upon moving to New York City in 2005, Anderson began work as a live sound engineer and as a studio assistant and archivist for acclaimed rock band Sonic…
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Liz Penniman by Editor
Born in San Jose, California, Liz Penniman has lived and worked all over the world. The turning point to become an artist began during a university program on Post-Renaissance Mannerism in Florence, Italy. After graduating with a degree in Environmental design, she went on to the Art Student’s League of New York to study portraiture and anatomy with the great drawing master Robert Beverly Hale. In San Francisco, Liz worked for the Museum of Modern Art and studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute with figurative painter Robert Colescott. She continued her arts education with extended travel. When living in Greece she gained a deep appreciation of the classical form. The art and culture of Southeast Asia impressed upon her the ephemeral nature of their handmade spiritual offerings. Living in Rio de Janeiro prompted the blending of abstraction and figuration. Returning to New York, Liz furthered her studies with…
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Joel Swanson by Editor
Joel Swanson (b. Chicago, Illinois) lives and works in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. Swanson is an artist and writer whose work chiefly explores the failings and glitches of linguistic systems. His work critically subverts the technologies, materials, and underlying structures of language to reveal its idiosyncrasies and inconsistencies. His work ranges from interactive installations to public sculptures that playfully and powerfully question words and their meanings. Swanson is an assistant professor in the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder where he works and teaches at the intersection of language and technology. He received his Masters of Fine Art at the University of California, San Diego with a focus in Computing and the Arts. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at institutions such as the Broad Museum in Lansing, The Power Plant in Toronto, the Glucksman in Cork Ireland, and the North Miami Museum of Contemporary Art.…
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Paula Bullwinkel by Editor
Before painting, I was a photographer in New York City and London for 18 years, hired by Andy Warhol, and working on assignment for Vogue, British Elle, Interview, The London Sunday Times Magazine, Bomb, and others. In the early 1980’s I moved to New York City with the outlandish idea of becoming a fashion photographer because I was intrigued by the intensely theatrical possibilities in that world, and it’s feminine power, which now translates more purely for me to painting. I wanted to capture the female or child figure and attitude within allegory and narrative, which is also my focus for painting. I have a master’s degree in art education from Montclair State University and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from University of California at Berkeley. Born in Northern California, I spent my childhood making things alongside my mom in her ceramic studio, playing for hours in the woods,…
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