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Insights into Contemporary Art

Leslie Foster

Leslie Foster

Leslie Foster on the process of finding a medium, evolving a complex practice through experimentation, representing multiple marginalized identities & making work that incorporates a number of moving conceptual pieces.

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Paolo Arao

Paolo Arao

The artist discusses music as an introduction to art making, re-connecting with his Filipino heritage, pushing a rich textile history into a contemporary context & discovering new artists beyond social media.

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Iren Tete

Iren Tete

Iren Tete on being both a creator and discoverer, her love for Brutalist architecture, approaching materials with optimism & the synergistic relationship between language and objects

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Melissa Joseph

photo by Shawn Inglima

Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph on early memories of making, exploring new materials, working intuitively & a broad practice in which all things are interrelated

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Lindsay Buchman

Lindsay Buchman

Lindsay Buchman discusses the tactile experience of making, an ever evolving approach to materiality, art as the basis for community & anger, protest, and dissent as justified responses to the current climate

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Joshua Gutierrez

Joshua Gutierrez

Joshua Gutierrez discusses alternative photographic processes, working on multiple projects simultaneously, the rewards that come from moving between ideas & Instagram location tags as pocketable, virtual queer spaces

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Erin Fostel

Erin Fostel

The artist discusses the connection between recent drawings & her early vision, a family supportive of the art making process & cultivating an interest in acknowledging the resiliency required in rebuilding one’s life

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Joshua Hagler

Joshua Hagler

Joshua Hagler discusses his earliest memories of making art, balancing studio time as a new parent, transitioning from the “It-World” into the “You-World” & the profound effect of forgoing the language of consensus

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b. Chehayeb

b. Chehayeb

b. Chehayeb on falling in love with painting, meme culture & 90s nostalgia, exploring a visual language & thriving through chaos and constant movement

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Rebecca Kaufman

Rebecca Kaufman

Kaufman on new projects in textiles, ceramic handbuilding, and tactile bookmaking, using painting to reflect on addictive & invasive visual technologies & exploring the notion of consent across a range of media.

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