Don Stephens

This is a project profiling artists.  I’m leaving the definition of artist purposefully broad  - painters, photographers, musicians, wood-workers, writers, tailors, etc.

Portraiture is not the main focus of the project.  While it’s certainly an element, and certain collections will be portraiture heavy, I’m ultimately most interested in profiling and documenting the artistic and tactile processes behind the work.

This is Don.  A visual artist, his intuitive practice is heavily influenced by music and the world around him.  


Lucas Kelly

This is a project profiling artists.  I’m leaving the definition of artist purposefully broad  - painters, photographers, musicians, wood-workers, writers, tailors, etc.

Portraiture is not the main focus of the project.  While it’s certainly an element, and certain collections will be portraiture heavy, I’m ultimately most interested in profiling and documenting the artistic and tactile processes behind the work.

This is Lucas.  Using childhood memories as the basis of his practice, they are given form through sculptural abstraction.  From his site - 

  • “I produce work based on the inefficiency of memory’s ability to maintain narrative. My work aims to develop formal sensory triggers that precipitate nostalgic responses from the viewer, in an effort to develop narrative participation from the viewer. These formally ambiguous objects, which act as surrogates for lost entities in my personal experience, become tactile markers for memories which have broken down over time. Continually accessing memories, we continue to break down the proteins that help store their information. Like a jpeg that is averaged and deteriorates each time it is accessed, these scenes are averaged time after time and gaps are filled to create clarity. I am interested in this type of systematic failure, a beautiful disaster of sentimentality. Engaging that element of the human experience is an essential part of my practice. Keeping my objects formally ambiguous allows the viewer to engage on their own terms.”

http://lucaskelly.com/home.html



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