Award-winning artist Camille Eskell exhibits her work extensively in solo and group shows throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Wales, Mexico, and South America. Eskell’s work is in public and private collections, including the Chrysler Museum of Art/(VA), MOMA/Wales, the Housatonic Museum of Art, (CT) and the Islip Art Museum (NY), and the Westport Permanent Art Collection (CT). She has received reviews in numerous publications, such as The New York Times, D’arte magazine, Art New England, The Examiner, Manhattan Arts and Artslant online. Among her awards are fellowships in drawing and painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts respectively, and residencies at Weir Farm/National Historic site and the Vermont Studio Center. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Queens College/CUNY, lives and works in CT, and maintains a studio in Chelsea, NY.
For artist Camille Eskell, the psyche is a metaphor and a testimonial, the culmination of our experience and history. Exploring the legacy of cultural and family dynamics that shape our perceptions, identity, and motivation, she examines themes of vulnerability, rebirth, gender relationships and social convention. Eskell’s practice embraces two- and three-dimensional disciplines, including drawing, painting, digital imagery, and sculpture; these are often integrated, and combined with a variety of materials, found objects, and ready-mades which serve as subtext to the greater content.
Jeanine Esposito is a sculptor and conceptual artist working in a wide range of media including sculptural fiber and paper, found materials, film/video, installation and photography. Her work has been featured in over 40 juried shows, she has had 4 important solo shows and won several awards including the Jens Rinsom Sculpture Award and her work has been featured in the New York Times as well as in others publications. She maintains a studio at Firing Circuits, an artist community in Norwalk.
In addition to creating art, Jeanine is active in the arts and innovation. She is an innovation consultant and Co-Director of Beechwood Arts, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit dedicated to expanding the way the arts are experienced and created by fostering collaboration across all arts. She has curated the work of over 200 artists across 35+ events at Beechwood and co-curated shows for Rhode Island School of Design, The Westport Arts Center and Gaining Your Voice Through the Arts. She also teaches handmade paper sculpture.
Review Excerpts: “Rarely does an artist alight on the scene with such a perfectly formed aesthetic integrated with resonant content”-- L. P. Streifeld, art critic “ …a nearly perfect integration of content, form & narrative in sculptural works by Jeanine Esposito, tinged with both poignancy and humor.” --The Advocate and Greenwich Times
Art is the only language that allows me to express certain ideas and emotions. Through art I seek truth and to express the complex relationship we have with it – how we search for & value it yet often find it difficult to embrace when it presents itself. The images here explore the impact of war, terrorism and displacement on children and all the complexities surrounding this – how adult humans consistently over centuries have put children in harm’s way on a grand scale; how we are all complicit either in the doing or in turning away because of not being able to bear it; how the more children this happens to, the harder it is to connect to it “human to human”; how children are helpless & vulnerable, yet incredibly resilient, with innocence and playfulness shining through sometimes in the worst of circumstances.
Katherine Evans (Kat) is an award-winning abstract artist whose bold colorful work has been featured in many exhibitions.
Her art is in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Recent juried shows include Nor'Easter: The 48th Annual Juried Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, THREE – Juror's Decision, a National Juried Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, Abstract Women, Southport Galleries, Southport, CT, A Life in Color, IONA College, New Rochelle, NY, 2017, Mixmaster, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, 2017, Phoenix Gallery in Chelsea, NYC, 2016, Spectrum Miami, Miami, Florida, 2016, Color Awakenings, Solo Show, Cooper & Smith Gallery, Essex, CT, 2015, and SOLOS 2014 at the Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT. Kat is a member of the Rowayton Arts Center, the Westport Arts Center, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists. Her paintings can be seen currently at Dovecote, Westport, CT, SM Home Gallery, Greenwich, CT, and at The Art Studio, a shared workspace for artists in Westport, CT.
Color interaction and its ability to evoke an emotional response are important elements in my work...pulling the imagination into moods, movement and natural forms. I have had a lifelong passion for, and involvement in, visual communication and expression. Painting and design have been the outlets for that passion. I move into each piece intuitively, open to chance, applying complex color combinations. When I discover paintings within the paintings, I crop and layer parts of the whole to create a larger composition. At times I apply clear acrylic mediums to create depth and texture.
I am drawn to the color harmony of Helen Frankenthaler, Matisse, Rothko, Emily Mason and so many others. Images that emerge from the poems of Wallace Stevens, Emily Dickinson and Frank O'Hara inspire.