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Issue 13 Contents Revealed!
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180+ pages of interviews and features with established, mid-career and emerging contemporary artists for you to discover and be inspired by!


On The Cover 

Shyama Golden 


ARTISTS SELECTED BY GUEST CURATOR: MARGARET WINSLOW, CURATOR OF CONTEMPORARY ART, DELAWARE ART MUSEUM

ERIN HOLSCHER ALMAZAN

MARTIN BECK

MARIT GERALDINE BOSTAD

LAEL BURNS

SOOJIN CHOI

SARAH FLOOD-BAUMANN

LESLIE FRY

HOLLY GRAY

CLAIRA HEITZENRATER

NANCI HERSH

ANNETTE HUR

HUN KYU KIM

EUNMI KIM

JACKIE LEISHMAN

RICCARDO LIOTTA

ERIC LUBRICK

CATARINA MANTERO

JENNIFFER OMAITZ

JIHYUN RA

ASHLEIGH RAIZES

MICHAEL REEDY

VALERIE REY

JIELA RUFEH

KRISTEN SABATELLI

YOUNG SHIN

ASHLEY SMITH

BETH SOLIN

MARISA VEERMAN

ANTHONY VEGA

DARKO VUCKOVIC

BRITTANY WATKINS

FUKUKO YAHAGI-HARRIS

ALEX YOUKANNA

CARSON ZULLINGER


INTERVIEWS


Aubrey Levinthal

Auc Art

Daniel Seth Kraus

Ethan Patrick Sherman

Gosia

James Razko

Jeremiah Johnson

Jlian Evelyn

Shyama Golden

+ more tba

Alex Youkanna
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Growing up as a Queer Middle Eastern male in the 90s meant living life as an outsider. I was constantly struggling to blend in with whatever people deemed “acceptable.” It didn’t help that English was not my first language – instead it served as a reminder that I was an outsider.

Having grown up to immigrant parents, I have been exposed to many languages. I consider speaking through images or objects to be the most significant language for me. Looking back on the past I found the time that I’ve spent in the studio the most important. Here I am able to be me. I can create a story, stimulate a conversation and try to connect with anyone. I have noticed that there are no judgments, just acceptance and understandings of different beings bringing knowledge to any that desire to learn.

I studied at Western Michigan University to obtain my bachelors degree in photography and intermedia. After that I spent years working as a graphic designer/art director. Then from 2016-2018 I studied under Anders Ruhwald and Ian McDonald among other artists to obtain my Masters in Fine Arts in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

I still reside just outside of Detroit with plans of moving into the city soon. Currently I am working in my studio based in Royal Oak, MI, making new work for a solo show in 2019 as an emerging artist. 

Artist Statement

Communication has always been a struggle for me. As a child, it was because Aramaic was my first language. As an adult, it is because of being a minority for more than just my skin color. Through art, however, I’ve found the clearest and most effective channel for communicating my life experiences.

My practice is an expression of personal experiences, conveyed in my most comfortable way of communicating. 

I am currently interested in sharing my story, thoughts, and feelings through objects that I feel comfortable communicating with. I am interested in the relationship that these objects have with one another and how they make each other stronger.

www.alexyoukanna.com

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Holly D. Gray
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The role of caregiver, predominately assumed by women, is the inspiration and basis for my artistic practice. While creating my newest works, I was thinking about my role as a female caregiver and what that means to me personally, but also what that might look like for the mothers of medically fragile children that happen to be so similar to myself. With this identity, I was absorbed in the daily labor both physical and emotional for these women.

I tend to collect objects over a measured and set amount of time, and I enjoy giving myself specific time restrictions for my practice. With the specifics of time and volume, my photographs for the One Day Project refers to a 24-hour period of collection from thirteen different mothers and their disabled children, that are located across the United States. The ceramic installation, 52 weeks, is a nod to the weeks of a year and this piece was created by my personal weekly collections as a memorial to the year gone by. 

The subject matter of my work is the daily detritus or waste material that comes with the life of a medically fragile child. The female caregivers, mothers in most cases, fight for these supplies on numerous levels and use this material in hopes that it will be part of the puzzle to keep their child alive one more day. Without these mundane daily rituals, their children and mine would not survive. And with this subject, I’m left to think about the moment to moment that ends up being a tremendous weight in this type of caregiving. 

The materials that I use are rooted in the daily care for children with multiple disabilities. By using photography as a material to transform what would be considered in most cases trash, I’m able to document a moment in time that is fleeting for the families involved. With the use of ceramic sculpture for the installation 52 Weeks, the forms offer a fragility and softness that the source plastics cannot achieve.

There is an elegance in this type of caregiving that most don’t see. There’s a light in its brokenness. After all, this is a parent and child relationship. The images of Light in Nurture reference the collection of source material in a unique way. My intent with these images is to add beauty to the perceived brokenness. Society and politics often view disability as a tragedy or a drain on resources. A life lived atypically is often related to strain and stress, but there is a calmness, strength, grace, and resilience that come from this community of women. For myself, I’ve had the same routine for eleven years with my daughter, so the daily practice of this core group of women is fiercely important to my artwork. 

Best known for her contemporary photography and ceramic sculpture installations, Gray’s materials are chosen and rooted in the act of daily caregiving with a soft female aesthetic. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, Holly D. Gray will receive her MFA in May of 2019 from The University of Texas at Arlington.

hollydgray.com



Issue 13 Artists Announced

Congratulations to the artists selected for the Winter 2019 edition!

Guest Curator: Margaret Winslow, Curator of Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum

Margaret Winslow currently lives and works in Wilmington, Delaware where she is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum. Margaret has curated for the Neuberger Museum of Art and The Delaware Contemporary and assisted with exhibits for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Her recent exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum include Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990, Retro-Active: Performance Art from 1964–1987, Anne Truitt: Luminosities, and Once Upon a Time in Delaware: In Quest of the Perfect Book, the most recent installment of Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project. In 2010, she attended Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive in New York and in 2015, she served as juror for Art of the State: Pennsylvania at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Margaret holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Mary Washington and an M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism from SUNY Purchase College.

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Selected Artists

Erin Holscher Almazan

Martin Beck

Marit Geraldine Bostad

Lael Burns

Soojin Choi

Sarah Flood-Baumann

Leslie Fry

Holly Gray

Claira Heitzenrater (featured image)

Nanci Hersh

Annette Hur

Hun Kyu Kim

Eunmi Kim

Jackie Leishman

Riccardo Liotta

Eric Lubrick

Catarina Mantero

Jenniffer Omaitz

Jihyun Ra

Ashleigh Raizes

James Razko

Michael Reedy

Valerie Rey

Jiela Rufeh

Kristen Sabatelli

Young Shin

Ashley Smith

Beth Solin

Marisa Veerman

Anthony Vega

Darko Vuckovic

Brittany Watkins

Fukuko Yahagi-Harris

Alex Youkanna

Carson Zullinger

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