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LES Studio Program Artists – Fall 2010

Gail Biederman Through mapping, I examine the connections between body, identity, and place. Maps helps me realize where I am not only physically, but temporally and emotionally. Creating mood as much as meaning, my maps reconstruct places and events and restore them as new experiences. I often begin with ordinary street maps of the places …

LES Studio Program Artists – Spring 2010

Kate Burnet and Dan Woerner  Kate Burnet and Dan Woerner live and work in Long Island City, NY and the desert of west Texas on the Terlingua Ranch. They make videos, installations and sometimes objects that graft our memories of the past and our prospects for the future from from fragments of pop culture and …

LES Studio Program Artists – Fall 09

Martin Basher Martin Basher is a multi-disciplinary artist who makes photo-realist paintings, large-scale abstract canvases, and assemblage sculptures. Basher’s work is concerned with the conflicting, contradictory ways hope, desire, ideology and belief are manifest in contemporary consumer culture, specifically considering the pervasive drive of commerce to exploit a vast range of social, religious, tourist and …

LES Studio Program Artists – Spring 09

Christopher Clary  “At an early age homos learn how to project what others want, so being isn’t so much a natural state but a conscious act. ” Christopher Clary exposes such moments of intimacy, sadness, humor, lust, even boredom for the camera in his portraiture turned striptease. Whereas the printed image is covered up and …

LES Studio Program Artists – Fall 08

Jen Mazza In Jen Mazza’s small figurative oil paintings there is a dialogue between the plastic qualities inherent to painting and the instantaneous capture of the photograph.  When reconstructing the photographic image, Mazza emphasizes the ‘skin’ of the painting: the surface is puckered, pulled -even torn through to reveal the imprimatura; thus magnifying the initial gesture and the emotion …

LES Studio Program Artists – Spring 08

Megan Cump My photographs fuse performative elements with traditional landscape imagery, in order to explore the metaphoric potential of the environment. My project, Feral, was shot while on solitary kayaking and hiking trips, using a medium format camera and basic camping supplies. In many works, traces of my body are visible as I merge with, …

LES Studio Program Artists – Fall 07

Jane Benson Jane Benson is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work is about material and identity transformation and the atavistic tension between natural and artificial forms of beauty. Benson appropriates design of culturally significant objects in order to question their original conditions and purpose.     Image: courtesy of the artist Julie Anne Mann Julie Anne …

LES Studio Program Artists – Spring 07

Paolo Bertocchi Paolo Bertocchi is an installation and performance artist whose work relates directly with the performer’s body, sometimes encompassing it or being manipulated by it. Mr. Bertocchi’s installations draw the audience in to question both the endurance of the performer/artist and outside cultural institutions. The performer’s gestures are slow, calculated and precise. In this …

LES Studio Program Artists – Fall 06

Ernest Concepcion Ernest Concepcion’s ongoing series “The Line Wars”. convey his commitment to perpetually create anything imaginable engaged in conflict. The images are based on the entertainments of childhood and adolescence: video games, action figures, strategy board games- always two forces opposing one another. Each panel encapsulates a single battle. When viewed together, they take …

LES Studio Program Artists – Spring 06

Jesse Bercowetz and Matt Bua Jesse Bercowetz and Matt Bua are artists whose work crosses disciplines, and actively engages the community. Often blurring the lines between work, play, manhood and boyhood, their process is elastic, crossing genres, mixing materials, and collaborating with others. During the residency, Mr. Bercowetz and Mr. Bua will work on a …