Lynne Parks is a Baltimore-based photographer and visual artist who gravitates to stark urban landscapes, finding beauty in unexpected places, such as trash heaps and salvage yards. Diagnosed as a teenager with a rare disease that causes aggressive tumors, she says her artwork reflects what she sees in the mirror.
Houston artist and entertainer Dan Dunn has a background in painting and caricature, but took his talent to a whole new level when faced with the rising costs of raising a family. His unique method of painting with rapid strokes at breathtaking speed has made him a global Internet sensation.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York City recently presented an in-depth look into the work of René Magritte, the Belgian surrealist who produced some of the 20th century’s most innovative images by challenging ordinary and rational conventions. The touring exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on his breakthrough years leading up to WW II.
Scott Hocking sees Detroit as a city in transition. By exploring vacant and abandoned spaces, he is trying to recapture the feeling of discovery, just as nature is trying to recapture some territory within the decaying landscape. Through his use of discarded materials to create site-specific installations, he aims to transform the city with creativity and provide a new perspective on its future.
Eunice Parsons is a 97-year-old collage artist, but says her life began at 34 when she entered art school in Portland. And ever since, Parsons has dedicated her life to her passion. She has been a teacher, a painter, a printmaker and a tilemaker but has been focused on collage since the 1970s.
Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay has done her part to make airports a calmer placeâ€¦ one mosaic at a time. Airports across the country have commissioned her to install public artworks in an effort to enhance the experience of travel. Drawing inspiration from nature, her large-scale airport installations celebrate each cityâ€™s unique and natural beauty.
Photographer Paul Bialas saw a creative opportunity after gaining unprecedented access to the decaying Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His inspiration came from the details of the iconic breweries that were decaying before his eyes. He has been working to document the buildings and his pictures are now collected in a series of books.
Jonathan Latiano is a Baltimore, Maryland artist whose installation art seem to lunge out of the floor or emerge from the ground. Playing with themes of environmentalism and extinction, Latianoâ€™s exhibitions explore what it means to be temporary, both in form and in presence.