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Louise Cadoux

Artist Bio

My work is the result of processing current events, fiction and poetry. Seen through a filter of magical realism and myth, I try to make sense of, and sometimes have a good laugh at what I experience, whether it’s music, politics, environmental threats, science,  technology, or religion.

 

Starting out as a painter, I now mostly make 3 dimensional work in wire, wood, concrete, and clay. My “Wall Hangings” are the product of all disciplines I have been involved with; drawing, sculpture, and pattern making (as a textile designer).  An additional intentional element is the shadows formed by the layering of the work.

 

Website: www.louisealemancadoux.com

Vincent Calenzo

 

About

Vincent was born in Elmont NY, 1967. He attended the Swain School of Design, Yale's Summer School of Music and Art, and received a masters degree at Cornell University. 

 

Artist Statement

Vincent's work explores the real and imagined, searching for potent metaphors and relationships that reveal truths and ask questions about the american experience. For over 25 years his paintings have been shown throughout Southern California and along the East Coast, finding their way into many impressive collections. 

 

 

Lynn Carlson

About

I enjoy making art that is a bit quirky in theme or materials. Some of my work is very realistic & some abstract. Animals & nature are often the subjects of & inspiration for my art.

I have exhibited throughout Fairfield County, CT---at the Westport Arts Center, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan), Carriage Barn Arts Center (New Canaan), the Pequot Library Art Shows (Southport)  & the Bendheim Gallery (Greenwich), amongst others. In 2017, my work, "6 Crows", was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, UK. I also have images of that piece and another work, "The Light", on the Saatchi Screen at the Saachi Gallery in London, UK.

I work in many different mediums----painting, photography, clay & mixed media. I sometimes like transforming my artwork from one medium into another and, in so doing, make it more accessible and often radically different  visually. For example, I may take an original oil painting I created, photograph it and print the photo on aluminum. The same work of art has become 3 pieces of art--a painting, a photograph & a print on aluminum. Each piece takes on the qualities of its medium & is transformed. The painting is digitally changed to high contrast black & white in the photograph. The white in the photo becomes glowing metal in the aluminum print. Lately, I have taken it a step further and started etching on the aluminum prints--adding back a hand drawn element.

 

Linn Cassetta

About

Linn is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design and was the first American to receive an MA  from the Royal College of Art in London. She is a design professional with a background in apparel and footwear design, manufacturing and marketing. Factory experience includes Japan, China, Turkey and Italy. After designing shoes for Andrew Geller in Italy and developing Calvin Klein’s first shoe collection, she had her own apparel label and eventually became Design Director of an international private label division of C. Itoh.  She lived in London, Paris and New York  before settling in Westport.  During many of her three + decades here she focused her efforts on fine decorative painting and trompe l’oeil.  Her work was included in Martha Stewart’s ‘New Old House’.  She designed several restaurant and  home interiors, created earthenware collections for Deruta of Italy and restored a c1900 French villa, all of which have appeared in publications.

Artist Statement

She is immersed primarily in a deep exploration of EGGS which she regards as The Most Perfect Thing. This object has captured her imagination since early childhood. The symbolism of the EGG is staggering. It represents the mystery of life  in one exquisite and simple package.  It bestows peace upon the beholder.  It is inherently both strong and fragile.  The occasional bird and or feather float into this multi disciplinary study of hers which includes painting (oil) and encaustic collagraph. She is in the business of making things beautiful and making beautiful things.

 

Eric Chiang

 

About

Eric grew up in Taiwan.  He studied classical music composition and visual art in his youth, aspired to become an artist.  However, he did not get to become one until 32 years later. In 2007, he quit his job as a senior technology manager from Wall Street after his 50th birthday so he could create art full time to fulfill his childhood dream of creating artwork that touch people’s heart. Ever since, his artwork have been exhibited in National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan, Queens Museum in New York, Westport Arts Center (Group Shows and SOLOs show), Flushing Town Hall Gallery in New York, Beechwood Arts, and many other venues and communities in Connecticut and New York. 

In addition to his creating arts that express his empathy of panhuman loneliness, desperation, love, connections, and hope, he is very active in organizations that enhance the connections among individual artists and between artists and communities.

 

Artist Statement

My mission is: Create artwork that (1) explore the meaning and significance of our existence and (2) express my profound empathy of panhuman desperation, love, connections, and hope.

On whatever theme I choose to explore, I look to create a body of work that exposes multiple perspectives of that theme using the approaches most suitable.  This could mean anything in the spectrum – be it photorealism, abstract (expressionism), minimalism, etc. To me, the styles serve to achieve the theme I want to convey.

When I was a teenager, every time I felt desperate or depressed, I turned to Beethoven’s music for encouragement and inspiration.  “Had Beethoven not published his music, which witnessed his suffering, struggle, and determination to thrive, this little boy (me) who lives 200 years later and 10,000 miles away would not have gotten encouraged and inspired to live on and thrive.  And now I want to do the same using my art!”  Thus, creating artworks that resonate with people for their desperation, love, inspiration, and hope has been the goal of my life as an artist.

 

Yvonne Claveleaux

ARTIST STATEMENT


I am fascinated by color and its relationship to form, and by merging paint, bold strokes and organic shapes, I strive to create art that elicits a sense of energy and warmth. My art is instinctive, and while working on several pieces at a time, I embrace the beauty in the drips, smudges and happy accidents that dictate the personality and direction of each and every canvas.
 Inspiration for my work derives from my travels, Cuban roots and colorful winters in Miami.




ABOUT THE ARTIST

Yvonne’s passion for art was sparked while studying fashion design at Marangoni Instituto in Milan. Since then, her creative journey has taken many forms, from running her own interior design firm to working as head stylist for AtHome Magazine. After taking classes at Silvermine Arts Center, the primarily self-taught artist began experimenting with different mediums, including acrylic, graphite, gesso and watercolors, finding joy in combining them all in her mixed media paintings. Yvonne paints from her home studios in Westport and Miami, and sells and exhibits her work in several interior design stores and galleries in both Connecticut and Florida. Claveloux invests her time into the art and design community by speaking on panel discussions, donating art to worthy causes and fostering relationships with both established and up-and-coming designers. As she encounters these new opportunities, she continues to evolve her artistic eye and explore the world around her.

 

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