New Voices presents the work of artists at a point in their careers where they are finding the uniqueness of their messages and are coming to terms with presenting them through their chosen mediums. In effect, they are each honing the use of their voices. Beyond this, the artists vary in medium, content, and pathway to this point in their careers.
Carrie-Anne Gonzalez first became interested in the photography during her US military service where she was trained and worked in the medium. Afterwards she returned to school and is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts degree at LIU. Her imagery is motivated by “the very real struggle(s) of women on a day to day basis” and her discovery of the social commentary in the work of Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Logan Marks received a BFA in Sculpture from Indiana University in his home state and is currently an MFA candidate in the Visual Arts program at Stony Brook University. In his sculptural installations Logan turns old digital devices or leftover commercial products into dioramic landscapes.
Collage is the preferred medium of Kristin Macukas. While her education and career have taken her down a path of education, she has always created art. In a process of self-exploration Kristin uses a wide variety of found objects and printed materials that evoke a sense of spontaneity, openness, and femininity.
Painter Caitlyn Shea responds to the diversity of materials such as charcoals, acrylic, and spray paint in works that evolve spontaneously. Perhaps it is that spontaneity, of living in the moment, which she finds fascinating in her depictions of animals. Caityln received a BFA from Adelphi University and promptly poured herself into the Long Island art scene.
Lauren Skelly’s education began on Long Island from which she traveled to the Rhode Island School of Design for a Master of Fine Arts degree. She then returned to practice her ceramic sculpture back home where she continually explores new forms and surface manipulations. Her works grow much like coral from the individual elements into an organic structure.
New Voices offers a diversity of mediums, form, and commentary from some recent additions to the local Long Island art scene, artists whose paths to this place have been equally diverse.