(As reported by Tastefully Jammed)
Want to learn more about all of the participating artists in the 2014 SwatchRoom SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT? We’ve got you covered.
[Photo: Fabiano Amin]
FABIANO AMIN, originally from Brazil, draws inspiration from his experience growing up close to the ocean and seeing movement in dance and music. FABIANO mixes tropical colors of the beach with the craziness of a busy city in his paintings. As a lover of texture and paint, his works are full of depth and experiments with mixed media. FABIANO's paintings will be shown at SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
[PHOTO: LEAH APPEL]
LEAH APPEL is a commercial and fine art photographer with a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. After picking up a camera at age 14, she has never looked back. LEAH enjoys experimenting with alternative processes of printing photos, as this can change the look and feel of the photos. LEAH's work features colorful landscapes, portraits, and architecture and will be featured in SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
[PHOTO: CAROYLN BECKER]
CAROLYN BECKER is a graduate from American University with a BA in Studio Art. CAROLYN's work engages the idea of portraiture, as she depicts the figure in a fragmented manner. CAROLYN's love for fashion, vintage items, color, scale, and pattern serves as her inspiration for her vibrant works. CAROLYN's art can be seen at SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
AMY HUGHES BRADEN
AMY HUGHES BRADEN was trained at Corcoran College of Art & Design and makes work primarily in acrylic paintings, graphite drawings, and collage. AMY's collages are created from magazine cut outs, photos, old books, and scraps collected over the years. AMY's work contains three major themes: interpersonal relationships, pop culture and copyright issues, and stream of consciousness. AMY's work will be featured at SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
[PHOTO: PATRICK BURNS]
PATRICK BURNS was raised in West Virginia and educated in Maine. He creates pieces from newspaper and mixed media, with a series on various AMERICAN FLAGS and ANTIQUE POP. PATRICK's work will be shown at SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
ELLIE DENEROFF is an artist originally from New York City. ELLIE's work is most inspired by retro concert posters, daydreams, patterns, and people I see walking on the street. She likes to pair the softness of watercolors and with crispness of ink. Her most recent works represent an intersection between the calming nature of mandalas and the energy of funk. ELLIE's paintings will be shown at SWATCHROOM'sSALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
DOMINIQUE FIERRO is a photographer who prides herself on capturing candid moments to honestly tell a story and convey a mood. DOMINIQUE styles and creates photoshoots for individuals, families, couples, and groups. Her work seeks to empower others through self expression. DOMINIQUE's photography can be seen at SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
JEREMY FLICK is known for his complex works of geometric abstraction, which are full of repetitive forms and meticulous details. His recent conceptual works, CONTRAPUNTAL DERIVATIONS, transform and manipulate anonymous images from the internet. This series focuses on the overlapping relationship of the physical object and the allusive digital source. JEREMY's work can be seen at the SWATCHROOMSALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
DONNA K. MCGEE
[PHOTO: DONNA K. MCGEE]
DONNA K. MCGEE uses a meditative yet exciting quality in her paintings, as she deliberates the direction of the piece as she goes. Her paintings allow the viewers’ eyes to wander over the whole canvas. DONNA uses many different colors and textures to see how they will react with each other; this invokes a feeling of historical awareness, as the surface begins to look like it is rusting or peeling. DONNA's paintings will be featured in SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
[PHOTO: BRIAN PETRO]
BRIAN PETRO credits his style of painting to the contrast between his rural Pennsylvania upbringing and the brutal reality of city life. BRIAN's work represents the path of his wandering mind. His self-education in art is something that allows him to constantly be experimenting with ideas and mediums. BRIAN was recently commissioned by Absolut to design a large scale advertising campaign. BRIAN's work will be shown at SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
Cristina Steadman, a photographer and DC native, enjoys black&white, simple and clean photos. Cristina’s experience in photography has given her an exceptional eye for design - she has spent most of her career in design and merchandising. She spends most of her free time shooting and editing photos. Cristina’s work will be on display at SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
[Photo: Radio Sebastian]
Corwin Levi is a visual artist whose work, as part of the art collaborative RADIO SEBASTIAN with Yumiko Blackwell, is project-based and moves from looking at ruptured walls to finding faint fields to investigating gin piles to seeing how long people can exhale for shine. RADIO SEBASTIAN's work will be show at SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
[PHOTO: FAWNA XAIO]
FAWNA XAIO is a printmaker with a great respect for ink and paper; she takes pride in the process of making prints by hand. FAWNA is fascinated with geology and geography, and is able to portray the colors found in glaciers and mountains in a beautiful, minimal fashion. Fawna’s work will be displayed at SWATCHROOM's SALON ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
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