Conversations

Through the use of science fiction and fantasy imagery, New York artist Mary Mattingly addresses real world problems of environmental sustainability. Throughout her various photographic series, which supplement her sculptural…

In his series, Atomic Overlook, L.A. artist Clay Lipski opens an engaging dialog about public fascination with the nuclear bomb. Appropriating imagery of both mushroom clouds and tourist figures, Lipsky combines them aptly to create an unsettling casual set of pictures in which the austerity and violence of the atomic explosion…

Through an intertwining of domestic imagery and the female form, Swedish-born artist Eva Stenram offers challenges to her viewers on multiple fronts. The literal veiling of her figures, borrowed from 60s era pin-up images, offers a direct comment on antiquated domestic gender roles, leaving to the imagination how…

The grandiose cyber-scapes of California artist Carolyn Janssen colorize a new approach to the sublime. Her mountains, vistas and gullies created from hundreds of images- obfuscated and re-mixed- are populated with hordes of female figures singing in harmony, piled atop one another, and engaging in alien cultural customs…

Chicago Artist Jayson Bimber’s digital collages are comical in their approach to notions of the sacrosanct in both religion and art. His two interrelated series’, Masterpieces and Good is Dead recreate Modern Art masterpieces as well as stories from the Old Testament through the process of collaging material from pornographic and popular magazines. The resulting images search for an exchange between popular art, religion, and pornography…

American artist Peter Leighton’s images transform the mundane scenes of Ecuadorian street life into mystical meditations on the indigenous- both cultural and photographic. The composite imagery of his series, We Are Only Shadows,…

Brooklyn-based photographer Zach Nader prods the possibilities of image-language and perception. As his Counterweight series explores family photographs through digital interventions and obfuscated subject matter…

Hungarian photographer Adam Magyar presents us with fictional top-down views of the urban environment in his project, Squares. These images, constructed of hundreds of different pictures using custom-built photographic…

Danish photographer Peter Funch took to the streets of New York in 2006 to capture life in the city in a different way from street photographers in the past. The decisive construction of the images in Babel Tales shows us stories of impossible possibilities, and portray a real-life fantasy about…

Italian Surrealist Franco Donaggio follows in a long line of artists who’ve investigated the world of dreams. The two projects featured here, Morpheus’ Spaces and Urbis, take two distinct approaches to surrealism in relation to the urban environment….