Kathleen Cullen and Kara Finnerty Present: Hot Hands
July 31, 2014 - September 13, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday July 31, 6-8 pm
Mary Blakemore was born in 1982 and grew up in Abington, MA. Mary works primarily in metal sculpture, writing and photography. She holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University where she studied classics and contemporary poetry—topics with would later inform her work. After moving to New York, Mary worked in several industries related to the arts before finding a job as assistant to painter Joe Andoe. In 2008, Mary created the photographic collage comic strip Gallery Girls, which explored themes similar to her current work.
In short, this work is about the arrow of time. I am concerned with change, regret, and the impossibility of going backwards.
Jon Bocksel was born in Queens, NY in 1983. He spent most of his childhood in the suburbs of Chicago and just off the highway somewhere in New Jersey. Away from his painting practice he also uses photography as well as super 8mm film to investigate his surroundings. Jon's work has been reviewed by Color Magazine, Jettison Quarterly, Williamsburg/Green Point Art News, Luxtapoz and The New York Times. Jon Bocksel received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 2005, and lives and works as a commercial sign painter in Brooklyn.
My work is an investigation of language that appropriates symbols and uses words to create new forms. I invite the viewer to ponder the dissemination of the written word and to create their own meanings from these newly rendered configurations. The bullet hole series was my first experience using a gun. Each painting in the on-going series uses a common phrase that contains the word "hand."
Brenden Britz was born in California and now resides in New York City. He graduated from New York University and has been exhibited in previous shows at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts.
Heidi Hahn graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2006 and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2010. She received her M.F.A. from Yale in 2014 and will participate in the 2014-2015 season of Provincetown workspace. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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