Marc Kefonn

Marc Kefonn

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Thursday, 25 December 2014 19:00

Amanda Rothschild

 

Amanda Rothschild recieved her BFA in Painting with minors in Art History and Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. She now lives in New York City as she continues to produce amazing pieces while working at The Met (Metropolitan Museum of New York).

Her paintings, primarily done in oil, focus on emphasizing and beautifying otherwise mundane places and objects through the physicality of a painted surface.  She works with overlooked objects, often those found in an average home, including microwaves and countertops, especially focusing on sinks and drains. These paintings use areas of abstraction combined with areas of precise detail that give these objects a life and narrative separate from their original utilitarian usage. During her years at Washington University in St. Louis she has been featured in a number of student shows including Knuckle Knuckle: a Junior Painting show, and Community Visuals: A Student Exhibition in Two Dimensions. She has served as both treasurer and president of the Art School Council and was an active member of the Undergraduate Council, while also serving on the Undergraduate Experience Committee. She was nominated for the Eileen Battell Stoeckel fellowship in the spring of 2013 and received the Eda L. and Clarence C. Cushing Memorial Prize in Painting in 2013. Prior to her managing role at The Met, Amanda worked as a Studio Assistant in the studio of St. Louis based artist John Sarra and worked as a Museum Teaching Intern at the Saint Louis Art Museum. (source: amandarothschild.com) 

 

 

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 00:00

Ari Eshoo

 

Ari Eshoo

Artist Statement: 

Relationships are fragile and complex.  Even casual social exchanges with the cashier at a deli can be flecked with sideways glances, facades or genuine sincerity.  It is difficult enough (and this is a gross understatement) to unearth the clouded veils that prevent one from attaining self knowledge, let alone trying to understand the subtle nuances in another person.  Language offers the freedom to break down some of these walls; however, there are not enough words to honestly describe many thoughts and feelings that run through one’s mind.  Do these barriers make forming relationships an impossible feat, or, is it these barriers that unite us?

I take cues from sitcom sets and theater props when making objects.  I use the spatial shallowness in stages and TV sets as a metaphor for emotional shallowness and depth.   Like props, my objects often have two distinct "sides," creating a level of expectation or anticipation for continuity and a surprise or disappointment in the actuality.  Like parallel lines the two sides will forever share a relationship without meeting - like a dog chasing its tail, the objects are faced with hope and dead ends.  

I employ images of self reflection; such as puddles and darkened windows (looking out becomes looking in when it is dark outside and you can see the interior instead of the exterior).  I am also fascinated by the parts of the face that one can see (the nose, cheekbone and brow) and the distorted views of the body from different perspectives.  The leaps of faith we must take or the paranoia we endure due to the limitations of our perspectives and vision is of great interest to me, and taps into ideas about what it is like to be a body as opposed to being in a body.

I also have a blog, in which I interview other artists to establish a community, gain different perspectives and spread ideas!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 19:00

Jonah Ramirez

Jonah RamirezSinger/Songwriter 

Biography

"Jonah Ramirez is an emerging Singer-songwriter from Venezuela.
His debut album Mientras EstemosJuntos which in English translates to
while we're still together, had its digital release on December of 2014.
The album goes thru different styles like, Reggae, Rock, Electronica and Folk" - (Source: Bandcamp)

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Nacido en Araure, estado Portuguesa, en el año 1987, su vida cambió cuando en el principio del nuevo milenio se mudó con su madre a Orlando, Florida, en medio de este nuevo horizonte este cantautor se enamoró de la guitarra un amor que marcaría el rumbo que hoy recorre día a día.Luego de 8 años y muchas experiencias vividas Jonathan vuelve a su ciudad natal convertido en un cantante y compositor lleno de ideas y con ganas de mostrar su talento desde Venezuela para todo el mundo.

El estilo y la forma de afrontar la música de Jonathan se plantaron rápidamente en la escena musical local, luego de unos cuantos toques privados ya la gente empezó a conocer el talento de este portugueseño en su tierra.

La polifacética carrera de Jonah, como también se le conoce, pasó por géneros tan radicales como el metal, para luego de tantas metamorfosis bailar entre acordes de reaggae, R&B, la voz única de Jonathan es su carta de presentación sin duda alguna.

Trovador, productor, bohemio y con muy buena vibra Jonathan admite que detrás de los sombreros y las bufandas que marcan su atuendo quiere llevar un mensaje positivo a quién pueda disfrutar de su música.

Un mensaje cargado de toda esa paz y ese amor que tanto le hace falta al mundo, todo esto lo motivó a recopilar todo lo que había estado creando y de manera independiente se montó en el tren de su primer disco.

“Mientras estemos juntos” es el nombre de su ópera prima que viene cargada de toda la creatividad de Jonathan para él este trabajo es el néctar del esfuerzo que durante años le ha puesto a la composición, “Vida” es el primer sencillo que se desprende de la producción que consta de 11 canciones que se pasean por géneros con los que la gente ya asocia artista como el Reggae y el R&B, y experimentos con sonidos electrónicos de vanguardia.

Precisamente y en las palabras del cantante, esta canción Vida, “es un tributo a la felicidad que Dios me dio con la llegada de mi hija Vida Sophia”, la canción suena insistentemente en las radios nacionales y ha recibido muy buena crítica en toda Venezuela.

El disco se completa tanto con canciones compuestas en años anteriores por Jonah y que cuentan con nuevos arreglos como parte de lo que en estos momentos le ha dado la musa a este brillante músico emergente.

Jonathan asegura que sigue en busca del sonido como le fluye el viento y como le brota el sentimiento sin ataduras a una banda o a un género, y todos los que han escuchado las

diversas notas que da su guitarra pueden dar fe de la forma en que este artista ve la música, universalmente.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:00

Blu Mar Ten

 


Blu Mar Ten

Made in London

Formed in the big-bang of 90′s drum & bass and regular faces at Rage, Metalheadz, Speed & AWOL, Blu Mar Ten were rapidly spotted by LTJ Bukem and signed to Good Looking Records, cementing their position in the genre as originators of complex, atmospheric music.

They quickly grew and mutated beyond the confines of the jungle into lush experimentation with downtempo, ambient, house, breaks, techno & left-field for labels such as Naked MusicTCRGuidance and Big Chill, with another two full albums of non-d&b material on Exceptional Records.

Returning to drum & bass, Blu Mar Ten released a string of tracks on Hospital RecordsMed SchoolRenegade HardwareShogun Audio31 RecordsTangentand many more.

2009 saw the establishment of their own Blu Mar Ten Music label with the Natural History album project. The LP delivered an incredibly wide range of drum & bass tracks from the deeply abstract to the unashamedly dancefloor, all bearing Blu Mar Ten’s trademark stamp of quality and augmented with remixes from KluteSebaStrayBopKastle & Badmammal.

In 2011 Blu Mar Ten delivered the album Love is the Devil achieving widespread critical acclaim and chart success.   

2012 saw a series of remixes from Love is the Devil featuring dBridgeMarcusIntalexBCeeSunchaseJoe SyntaxUnquote & Sincopate.

In 2013 Blu Mar Ten released their new studio album, Famous Lost Words, featuring long-awaited collaborations with Seba and Robert Manos.

As well as their studio productions and a busy international DJ schedule, Blu Mar Ten have also opened up their Blu Mar Ten Music label to a host of fresh young talent emerging from the leftfield of Drum & Bass including rising stars Frederic Robinson and Stray.

Blu Mar Ten have remixed: Erykah Badu, Annie Lennox, Alicia Keys, Seba, Terry Lee Brown Junior, Jakatta, Tom Middleton, Bop, The Ananda Project, Doc Scott, Fink, Blame, Unquote, Kubiks & Lomax.

Blu Mar Ten have been remixed by: Marcus Intalex, dBridge, Bcee, Sunchase, Tom Middleton, Joe Syntax, Unquote, Cicada, Fink, Rennie Pilgrem, Terry Lee Brown Jr, Nor Elle, Sabre, Blame, Seba, Klute, Bop, Kastle, Stray, Badmammal, Social Security, Kubiks.

Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

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