Josie Lewis uses popular print media, paint and multiple layers resin to make what she calls “slabs”. The printed source material runs the gamut from National Geographic to Time to Vogue Magazine. The found paper is edited and carved into small slices and ordered into highly ornate, complex collages. The slabs are several inches thick and highly glossy with intriguing depth. Orbs and circles are a consistent motif. The work is reminiscent of stained glass, marine life, and mosaic.
The resin, an extremely hard epoxy material, is highly versatile, providing a finished product that is suitable for wall art but also has the durability for other applications, such as furniture and table tops.
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016
Oil Painter, Leslie Barlow (Studio 244), explores multiculturalism, identity and the idea of “otherness” through the uses of figure and narrative elements. View the MN Original segment on Leslie Barlow here:
Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2016
Maggie Thompson was recently featured on public television’s MN Original. Thompson uses textiles to create knitwear and fine art projects exploring themes of identity and grief. Her Native American ancestry is central to much of Maggie’s work. Recent fine art works address the idea of Native authenticity and what it means in contemporary society.
Maggie Thompson is described as one of the most important Native artists making some of the strongest contemporary Native art in the nation today. Find out more about Maggie Thompson’s work at http://www.makwastudio.com