Working with everything from moss and money plant membranes to artificial ivy and metal, Laura Amussen creates thematic exhibitions around singular ideas, such as the buoyancy of water as a metaphor for overcoming struggle.
Koh is a Hamiltonian Fellow in Washington DC, but originally studied fine arts at Hongik University in Seoul, and later earned an MFA from Alfred University in New York
Livi is an artist who moves between media seamlessly, always seeking out material that speaks to the domestic space and figuring out how to manipulate it after.
To arrive at their resting place, items found at the bottom of a privy had to fall often ten or more feet, often out of someone’s back pocket, the same way many of us have dropped a cellphone in the modern toilet.
There is more than the single story of the material; there is usually a personal tie-in, a cultural or historical reference the viewer can also pick up on if they engage with it.
"While exploring new hobbies, I came across new materials [and] I had collected ideas over the years that I had always hoped to explore."
"I think fundamentally artists are always interested in what comes next—what happens if I push this idea further, what happens if I try this new material, etc."
Schmidt works at a tiny scale so that viewers to have to get close to his paintings, to have an intimate and “one-on-one relationship with the surfaces.''
"I identify as interdisciplinary and sometimes I even go as far as to say non-disciplinary because I have a craft and DIY background. I don't necessarily feel like discipline is the right word to use. I love materials and I love playing with something new, I think that’s the thing that pulls me."
"I’m inspired by these musicians that weren’t satisfied with the presenting platforms or ensembles that existed, so they just created new ones."