With her own original visual language Allman proclaims, defines, and affirms one's place in the universe, with unheralded artistic talent that stands as a unique contribution to art history. For Allman, experimentation over the years has brought perfection, resulting in an unmitigated blend of raw imagination as intrinsic as breathing. She continues to hold a place in the canon of abstract expression.
"My egg tempera paintings are meditations in pigment and brushstroke."
Hugh Atkins is a visual artist whose lyrical work yields compositions typically forming mélanges of human forms, landscape, and intricate borders.
Jennifer Borders is a visual artist whose sculpture and drawing is installation-based and often participatory. She uses history, personal family stories, and current events to prompt viewers into inquiry.
“My painting is about space. I am interested in open spaces in nature, as well as spaces within and without us. It comes to me as an unoccupied empty space with a sense of freedom and possibilities. In my paintings I want to explore this intrinsic quality of space; its expanse, its unspecified dimensions, and the intangible presence within it.”
“The familiar space above the horizon line provides conditions that empower my vision. The powerful brevity of Minimalism and the lasting voices of the Abstract Expressionists motivate me to treat the pure instance of looking out not as an act of passive observance but as a call to action.”
“I bring a mixed media aesthetic of layering to my printmaking practice. I love inking the acrylic monotype plate multiple times, rolling it through the press over and over, to create layers of overlapping color and imagery.“
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.”
"We move through rooms unseeing; doorways bring light which transforms the ordinary into a chamber of memory or desired sensation."
Madikwe: Noon Shade
Hidalgo constructs an experience placing the viewer in a land of textures, objects and structures. The work is meditative and sensual. “I want people to relate to my work at their core levels, where they came from, the one thing that connects us all.”
Daniel Jackson uses realistic painting and photography to examine traditional still-life through whimsical interventions. His work attempts to gain a greater understanding of the role of art by questioning our cultural visual language.
“Through my work I seek to embrace the observer in an emotive state - even if momentarily. For example, with awe as one apparently peers down at oceans from above the clouds, or, through another piece feels the force and sounds of breaking waves. The music of mathematics in nature, seen in the spirals of a sunflower or the golden ratio, is often designed into my hand-built ceramics. If my piece can conjure the silent dusky beauty of the sky as the moon rises on a summer eve – then I’ve done well.”
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.
Ken’s work documents the public and private aspects of the American scene in the tradition of Bellows, Hopper, Bishop, Marsh and Sloan. Sometimes tempered with fantasy, the artist takes mundane, everyday events such as eating and shopping and translates them into a joyful with light and irony. Figures move and turn in space through a world flood with light and activity. A full, rich palette is used to enhance his environment full of movement and change. The viewer floats above a scene that vignettes itself into separate worlds that are woven together by mark making, textures and ligh passages. These pieces establish their own mythology, a baroque burlesque of modern urban life in America.
McClurg is a photographer focusing on the natural world. He uses the beauty of avian forms and the individuality of their personalities to create an emotional connection with the viewer.
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.
“Too often in the world of art we hear the dismissive criticism, ‘that’s already been done.’ This has been used by some to consign the entire field of painting to the dustbin of history, or to a kind of boutique specialty indulged in by a nearly extinct species of dinosaur.”
“I have been an observer all my life, which helps with my chosen field but more importantly I have felt compelled to assign meaning to objects. Whether it is a recognizable item or a just a nice shape, some things can stand alone to be noticed where they accentuate gravity.”