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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.
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, Latiano’s exhibitions explore what it means to be temporary, both in form and in presence.
Steven Walker, a well-traveled artist who now lives in Ohio, says the best times of his life were the childhood road trips he took with his family through the countryside of Virginia and his paintings are reminiscent of these times. His landscapes evoke the feelings of discovery that occur around every bend in the road.
Columbus artist Sue Cavanaugh makes fabric sculptures that gather, fold and tumble in the air, offering the illusion of movement, despite being fixed in space. Inspired by a factory used to repair railroad cars, she started working in dimensions she had never tried before.
The work of Columbus artist April Sunami generally includes the female form with a focus on head coverings and elaborate and ornamental hair themes, which she describes as an extension of the psyche and a representation of the spirit. Her work can be viewed along with several other artists at a new exhibit coming to Second Sight Studio this month.
Columbus artist John Sunami has created many pieces of public art. His latest installation is a sculpture at the new Maloney Health Center on the city’s South Side.
Sunami talks about his interests in many forms of art and also discusses the opportunities and obligations that come with a commission to create art for a public space.