Chen paints primarily with oil on canvas. "Painting is personal. The slow act of seeing takes time and hands and grace. I’m striving to express simple truths before me, to paint the emotion as well as the subject itself.”
"I perseverate, turning things over and over in my mind repeating ideas, thoughts, scenarios and memories hundreds and thousands of times. My work is about emotion: repetitive thoughts turned into repetitive actions that create objects.”
Lucente is an artist and educator currently living in Delaware. She recently completed a public art commission that includes 28 glass windows for the above-ground Arthur Kill train station in Staten Island, New York. Commissioning agency: MTA Art and Design; glass fabrication by Franz Mayer of Munich.
Oldach emerges from the rich heritage of representational art in the Delaware Valley, creating work grounded in her reverence for nature. Whether modeling, carving, working three dimensionally or in combined mixed media and found objects, the goals remain the same, to capture felt realities and reflections of the natural world.
Wileczek paints, draws, and mixes media to answer the pull to create atmospheric and earthly narratives. These often venture into the realms of abstraction and/or magical realism as the content requires, suggests or yearns for.
"My artwork derives from the exploration of the inner self, and its contrast with the physical world. I use dreams and the subconscious as a starting place to envision new imagery."