Artists

Jeff Ostergren

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Jeff Ostergren

  My work centers on the “pharmakon”, a Greek word that simultaneously means cure, poison, and paint and is the origin of the English words pharmaceutical and toxic. Each molecule of pigment or drug contains the entire history of its invention, production, marketing, and consumption, be they ecstatically mind-altering, physically poisonous, or both.   The history of drugs and color are profoundly intertwined, beginning with early methods of organic harvesting, extraction, processing, and application. This history continues through the shift into the synthetic during the Industrial Revolution. I focus on chemical histories of the Anthropocene. Parallel to early Modernist art...

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Jason Montgomery

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Jason Montgomery

Jason R. Montgomery, or JRM, is a Chicano/Indigenous Californian writer, painter, public artist, and playwright from El Centro, California. In 2016, along with Poet Alexandra Woolner, and illustrator Jen Wagner, JRM founded Attack Bear Press in Easthampton, MA.  Jason’s work engages the cross-section of Chicano/Indigenous identity, cultural hybridization, post-colonial reconstruction, and political agency. His writing and visual art bridges the aesthetics and feel from the early cubist collage movement and the Russian abstract movement of the 1920s with living and historical Native/Indigenous Californian and Chicano art traditions to explore the Post-colonial narrative through active synthesis and guided (re)construction. Along with...

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Jacquelyn Gleisner

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Jacquelyn Gleisner

I am interested in patterns, surface design, and decoration. The impulse to decorate and embellish is present in ancient textiles and other forms of handicraft. Yet throughout history, cultural perceptions of ornament, color, and decoration have varied. Patterns and color have the ability to conflate or open space, to entice or repel a viewer. I view my artistic practice as an extension of my political beliefs as a feminist. My work as an artist strives to cultivate gender, racial, and social equality. In 2014, I began developing a series of scrolls, based on patterns that mimic weavings and other forms...

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David Straange

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David Straange

  David Straange was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1992. David’s work is informed by his diverse study of sculpture, Jazz, ballet, art history, analog photography, theatre, cultural communications and anthropology. Primarily working in painting and drawing, David’s art practice also includes artist books and music.  David is the son of a Fraud Bank Analyst Mother, and a Desert Storm war veteran Father. His earliest memories include gas being 99 cents, going to Burger King to get french toast sticks, (4 pieces), being afraid of grass, and listening to his brother freestyle emcee over the radio.   You can find...

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Anastasia Fasnakis

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Anastasia Fasnakis

      Anastasia is a young photographer currently working between New York and Connecticut. During her studies at Paier College of Art, she worked as an assistant photographer where she photographed commercially both in and out of studio. After receiving her BFA in Photography, she continued working at the studio focusing on portraiture and artistic commercialism. Since pursuing photography in 2012, Anastasia has participated in a wide array of group exhibitions. To the day, she continues to work as a landscape and conceptual artist.       She has devoted most of her life to exploring the natural world...

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