Dylan Languell

In my practice, I explore accessible materials, primarily from the domestic context, by reimagining the ways in which they are commonly used as consumer products: I use house paint mostly through it's disposal. As a result, I began to consider our larger relationship to material consumption and the incontinent exchange we forge in this relationship. I am driven by the potential of this material to transform into an art object.

Robin Jayne Henderson

Robin Jayne Henderson is a mixed-media artist with an archival impulse. It is important to note that this impulse is not about scientific sorting and classifying, but about the childhood habit of keeping treasures in a shoebox under the bed. It is about finding wonder in the everyday detritus of life. She is a collector of castoffs: objects, images, and indexical marks left behind in the world.

Sue Havens

When I lived in New York, I made paintings that took the form of shaped sculptural paintings and paper constructions and had to do with geometry, flatness, and dimensionality. When I accepted an R1 Research University position at the University of South Florida in 2015, I unexpectedly began working with clay. My new work is a direct extension of the previous paintings and paper constructions, and embodies my journey from New York to Florida and to Turkey, where my husband is from. I think of these ceramic works as shaped paintings.

Kyle Falzone

Round wooden forms and a wonky sense of humor distinguish Kyle Falzone’s work as playful and inviting, while their seamless construction tells also of his intentional precision in craftsmanship. Crisply painted starbursts and radiating lines pair with organic dark woods in cryptic abstraction with a unique sense of character.

Namwon Choi

I chose migrancy because it privileges movement and process, in both space and time, over stability and fixity.

Mahari Chabwera

Shapeshifters: bold, brave, and fearless beings able to change their physical form at will. Nonfictional and mythical figures who assume different forms, often, but not always, as acts of survival. Synonyms: Spirit, Love, La Mujer Salvaje, Black folk, Blackness, Womanness—particularly Black Womanness.

Antonius-Tín Bui

I often hear from observers of my work that they resemble “weavings” or “tapestries,” and, in fact, the many lines do act like “threads” that have intertwined themselves on the paper just as the threads of cloth do in a textile product.

Justin Tyler Bryant

I embrace improvisation and negation as I engage with seemingly insignificant details. By formulating strategies within my process, my work becomes a continuation of the resilience and innovation of African diasporic people. I look to call-and-response, poetry, and various forms of communication as a protective sensibility. I honor this sensibility while recontextualizing familiar media such as drawings, paintings, prints, performance, and video. I mine my own experience and relationship with history and media as a suggestion for viewers to take on their own investigations.

Alexander Bostic

You don’t know how far a box of Crayola and brown paper bags from the A&P grocery store can take you . . . (Thanks, Mom.)

Curtis Ames

My creative and scholarly research has evolved out of an ongoing interest in effort, achievement, and the ethics of irresolvability. Working across disciplines, I focus on the ways in which material and procedural conditions define form and content. Specific gestures have a certain kind of power, and within my work there is a casual and undemanding level of agency, suggestive of an inherent struggle against the pressures of success and a knowing resignation that comes with always falling short.

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