About the artist

In June of 2019, the Artbarn will host Maya Kramer, an American artist currently residing and working in Shanghai. Maya’s work explores the human relationship to the environment through immersive installations and sculptures made from pollutants: coal and fake diamonds made into a night sky, a tiger skull constructed from laundry detergent, and jungle crafted from the pages of The New York Times. During the residency, Maya plans to work on drawings, incorporating images or local flora and fauna, and drawing on aspects of the agricultural life and history in the region. She intends to “…use the cut out. Cutting out silhouettes from newspaper, paper and panels has been a reoccurring strategy of my practice and creates a sense of loss…I will work with a mix of ink, collage, copy paper, rust, coal and other materials.

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About the artist

In October of 2018, Kitty Caparella will be the artist in residence. Kitty has had a full and illustrious career as an investigative journalist, focusing on organized crime. At the same time, she has pursued her passion for art and is a noted printmaker, lithographer in Philadelphia. More recently she has created encaustic studies of space, time, gravity, and communication. During her residency, she looks forward “…to photographing, drawing and painting in encaustic the rich fall colors and environs, including the pond and farmland, in representational and abstract mark making”. She looks forward to exploring the rural night sky using a telescope and plans to incorporate her findings in her art work.

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About the artist

Leroy Johnson is a native Philadelphia and mixed media artist who explores the nature of urban life on a personal as well as a metaphorical level. He creates paintings, drawings, pottery, and assemblages inspired by contemporary events as well as memories. His work explores the meaning of the “beautiful” and attests to the power and attraction of the “unbeautiful”.

During the residency, Leroy Johnson intends to make finished works on paper, investigating drawing and color in a new environment using mixed media, collage, and photography with the future intention of further investigation and development in his studio in Philadelphia.

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About the artist

Leroy Johnson is a native Philadelphia and mixed media artist who explores the nature of urban life on a personal as well as a metaphorical level. He creates paintings, drawings, pottery, and assemblages inspired by contemporary events as well as memories. His work explores the meaning of the “beautiful” and attests to the power and attraction of the “unbeautiful”.

During the residency, Leroy Johnson intends to make finished works on paper, investigating drawing and color in a new environment using mixed media, collage, and photography with the future intention of further investigation and development in his studio in Philadelphia.

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About the artist

Leroy Johnson is a native Philadelphia and mixed media artist who explores the nature of urban life on a personal as well as a metaphorical level. He creates paintings, drawings, pottery, and assemblages inspired by contemporary events as well as memories. His work explores the meaning of the “beautiful” and attests to the power and attraction of the “unbeautiful”.

During the residency, Leroy Johnson intends to make finished works on paper, investigating drawing and color in a new environment using mixed media, collage, and photography with the future intention of further investigation and development in his studio in Philadelphia.

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