09th Mar 2013

The Fiercely Gentle Artwork of Olivia Pendergast

"we think that because we go bungee jumping, that's enlivening, but there's always a safety net. Just as there are always curbs to keep you from careening off the roads when you're driving. Whereas in the villagers I visited, your life is in your hands there. And if you go off the road, there's no one who's going to find you, maybe for days. You are responsible for your own life in a way that we're not required to be here." ~Olivia Pendergast, figurative oil painter, Vashon Island, Washington

12th Jan 2013

Dante Horoiwa, Contemporary Painter

"After a mural is finished, people will begin to picnic in front of the painting. It is almost impossible not to look at it if you are passing by. Whereas in an indoor space, you only enter if you intend to. There is less opportunity for encountering the artwork." ~Dante Horoiwa

15th Dec 2012

Rose Freymuth-Frazier, neo-realism painter, New York City

"My paintings are allegorical, but I expect each viewer will bring their own interpretation to a piece. The question one asks depends on the individual interpretation. If it’s a superficial read of literal abuse or abasement, then that is the subject being addressed within the viewer. If there is a more complex interpretation stemming from one’s life experiences, then the piece becomes personal, and asks questions the viewer is interested in answering."