Geoff Johnson’s "Behind the Door", explores the daily life of living with a parent who is a hoarder from a child's perspective. For the first time since his departure in 1995, Geoff returned to the house where he and his sister Jennifer grew up and recreated images displaying how stuff not only consumed his childhood home, but deteriorated conditions for daily living, ultimately shaping who he would become. Behind the Door explores that all-consuming past and the healing power of photography.
Ng Weijiang is a Singapore-based street photographer with a fascination for contemporary urban architecture, everyday objects and the minutia of composition. Breaking out of the square mold, Weijiang, has perfected the art of the Instagram hack by arranging his minimalist black and white photos in such a way that they transition seamlessly into each other, creating large compositions that are only visible when viewed as a grid.
Instead of the standard printing method, remix artist Scott Blake creates innovative flipbooks using nothing more than a hole punch to produce whirling animations. While best known for his Barcode Art, Scott Blake has been creating some seriously fantastic flipbooks, including some based on difficult and controversial topics. "A self-described 'frivolous artist,' he mows over conceptual and visual boundaries to make work that is as thought provoking as it is entertainingly tongue-in-cheek."
Belgian street artist ROA, is known for creating large murals of animals, specifically those that have been forced to dwell in the outskirts of urban society. His latest solo exhibition titled “Metazoa" at Jonathan Levine Gallery, on view through May 2nd, consists of a new series of creatures painted on wooden assemblages made from discarded materials, that can be opened or slid to reveal anatomical features such as skeletal structures and internal organs. From the press release: "Wherever man settles, the desire to explore beyond the borders of survival leads to the extinction of species. This extermination due to mankind’s impact not only disrupts the natural balance but also leads to drastic cosmic changes, which ROA aims to convey by depicting the life, transience and carrion of animals."
Gallery 270 in New Jersey. The project titled "Transmogrify", entails placing ice cream pops on a black background, allowing them to melt in their own time and documenting the striking results. Via the press release, "Photographed as unaltered long exposures of naturally melting ice cream pops shot with available light, they are at once whimsical and cosmic. Encompassing the widest range of interpretation as imagery from deep space photography down to the photo microscopic, they become colorful, graphically striking contemporary Rorschachs!"
Combining her passion for ice skating with traditional Chinese inking, California-based artist Tian Haisu, uses specially adapted inline skates loaded with toe-fulls of ink to create stunning landscape paintings. Tian, who started painting at the age of three, says that painting with skates makes her feel ‘one with her art’. Moving freely on large sheets of xuan paper, her whole body becomes involved in the creation of the landscapes. "Though it is separated from the traditional technique of the painting brush, the vitality of traditional ink landscapes remains." She explains, "I am so passionate about ink landscaping because it shows very rich emotions by means of simple forms."