Brianna Harlan

Brianna Harlan

occupied stillness

completely alone package advertisement

beauty-covered glasses

Coroplast

18” x 24”

2020

 

 

 

Statement:

I am a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily with installation, portrait, digital manipulation, intervention, works on paper, and photography. My work is driven by by the need to confront how systems violently condition our relational identity, and how that influences quality of life, health, and habits. My work serves as a creative intervention. I work conceptually, often in community, interactive projects. I am interested in exploring narrative through everyday objects and the use of interactive elements to activate the static and familiar. The works occupied stillness, completely alone package ad, and beauty-covered glasses are prompts instead of the typical yard sign declaration– respectively encouraging mindfulness with self, reflection on one’s place in society, and questioning the energy behind our perspectives.

 

Bio: 

Brianna Harlan is a multidisciplinary artist and organizer. She works conceptually in multiform, socially engaged art. Her work is driven by the need to confront how systems violently condition our relational identity, and how that influences quality of life, health, and habits. Brianna is a Kentucky Foundation for Women Fire Starter awardee. Her most recent residencies were at Oxbow School of Art and Artists’ Residency and Materia Abierta in Mexico City. Current projects include an AR Monument to Breonna Taylor and the #SayHerName Movement, made in collaboration with 4th Wall, 21c Museum Hotels, and Breonna’s family and an equity in arts initiative in Louisville, KY that was featured in ARTNews. Harlan also leads community experiences and presentations, having been a speaker at For Freedoms and the Kentucky ACLU events. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Art and Social Action at Queens College, CUNY and making her New York gallery debut with a solo exhibition: Black Love Blooms: New York Nook in September 2020.

 

Website:

https://www.briannaharlan.com

June T. Sanders

June T. Sanders

For a girl made from dirt

Coroplast

18” x 24”

2020

 

Statement:

Junes work is about ideas of trans-futurism, reimagining’s of family, home, self, and the relationship between ourselves and the natural & cultural landscapes surrounding us. Or, more truthfully, it’s about gender; dirt; expansions; home.

 

Bio:

June T Sanders is an artist, writer, educator, and curator from south central wa state. She lives there still. She is currently a full time assistant professor with the digital technology & culture program at Washington State University.

 

Website:

http://www.junetsanders.com/

Breanne Trammell 

Breanne Trammell 

How Many More?

Ask Yourself Questions

Is There A Tomorrow? (BAD Times)

Coroplast

18” x 24”

2020

 

 

 

Statement: 

As a multi-disciplinary artist, my work encompasses a variety of ongoing and overlapping activities as I pivot between studio and collaborative projects. Through a constellation of publics and ephemeral artifacts, my creative research utilizes site, and political and personal histories.

 

Bio: 

Breanne Trammell (she/they) is an amateur archivist and co-president of the Sandwich Club, a club that doesn’t meet and anyone can be a member. She earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and has been an artist-in-residence at the Women’s Studio Workshop, Ox-Bow School of Art, Endless Editions, Kala Institute, and Counterproof Press, among others. Breanne’s studio and collaborative work has been widely exhibited in a variety of spaces and places. In early 2020, she initiated Public Storage, a project/space in her home, window, and yard in Fayetteville, AR.

 

Website:

https://breanne.info

David Borawski

David Borawski

Nothing Lasts Forever

Coroplast

18” x 24”

2020

 

Statement:

 

I create conceptually driven work comprised of sculpture, video, drawing and digital prints. the work  reflects upon iconic cultural and societal events or moments that have influenced major shifts in our collective consciousness, but now may be near the point of forgetting.

 

For each exhibition, I combine and arrange multiple elements and mediums, which invoke visual and cognitive signs, or “clues”, that elicit a (sub)conscious nostalgia, building multiple layers of information to be considered and processed.

 

Both expressed and implied references to pop culture, radical politics, art history and the dark alleys of society, all the while drawing upon lived personal experience, suggest connections and idiosyncrasies while exposing them as uncanny precursors to present-day realities.

 

Website:

https://www.rot8tor.org

Joe Bun Keo

Joe Bun Keo

Stance

Snack Table, Stickers, Car Air Fresheners

25.75” x 14.5” x 19”

2020

 

 

Statement:

Everyone needs snacks, everyone needs a surface to prep a blunt or cut some lines, bumper stickers on bumpers is boring, so plaster on what you use most, that foldable table that provides so much convenience. Let it express your essence.

 

Bio:

Born in 1987, living and working in Hartford, CT

 

Website:

https://joebunkeo.com

Suzy González

Suzy González

Justice

Latex on masonite

28″ x 23″

2020

 

Statement:

Giving attention to the origins of both food and art, I analyze what it means to decolonize art, art history, and consumption. My artwork serves as a platform for working through my own intersections as well as striving for an intercultural conversation with folks outside of my identity labels. This, I hope, will open doors to compassion and healing in this world of destruction.  As we work to maintain our physical and mental health during this era of COVID-19, we must also work to reach a level of spiritual health to be balanced beings. This of course looks different for each individual. Here I take inspiration from a traditional Chicano Catholic image of praying hands with a rosary, and add beads that read “Justice.” While there are many moving sectors of our society that are required to work towards an anti-racist future, I believe that putting out good energies and maintaining spiritual health are also vital. Whether the painting is read as supporting or subverting organized religion may be up to the experiences of the viewer.

 

Bio:

Suzy González is an artist, curator, zinester, and educator based in San Antonio, TX. She has exhibited and attended residencies across the country. She received a 2017 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fund for the Arts Grant, is a 2018 alum of the NALAC Leadership Institute, and a 2019 alum of the Intercultural Leadership Institute and NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. She is half of the collective Dos Mestizx, who completed a large-scale public artwork at the San Antonio International Airport in 2018, and curated XicanX: New Visions in New York City and San Antonio in 2019-2020. Suzy co-publishes Yes, Ma’am zine and co-organizes the San Anto Zine Fest. Suzy holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, a BFA from Texas State University, and is an adjunct professor at Our Lady of the Lake University.

 

Website:

https://suzygonzalez.com/home.html

 

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