Tucson, Arizona-based artist, Barbara Grygutis (Tucson AZ) creates public spaces that enhance the built environment, enable civic interaction, and reveal unspoken relationships between nature and humanity. She engages the public through her works of art by identifying themes meaningful to each specific site and community.
Her completed projects include sculptural environments integrated into urban and natural landscapes, iconic freestanding works, sculpture gardens, public plazas, gateways and signature markers, memorials, monuments, and works of art designed to enhance pedestrian and urban mass transportation systems.
Brad Kahlhamer is an artist known for his multi-media practice, ranging from sculpture and painting to performance and music. He draws on his tripartite identity in his art, navigating his Native American heritage, adoptive German-American family, and adult life in New York City’s Lower East Side, where he has lived since 1990. His “Dreamcatcher” series draws on the form of a traditional Native American symbol of unity and identification, which over time has become commercialized and often appropriated. This choice invokes the complexity and multiplicity of cultural histories, as he examines the cultural hybridity of navigating multiple communities simultaneously while addressing questions of representation of Native culture in the twenty-first century.
Carole Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors. Her prolific career spans four decades. She sculpts and paints monumental, life-size, and miniature works in bronze, resin, and marble. She is best known for her large outdoor painted bronze figurative pieces with water themes. She resides in New York and Florida, with studios in Manhattan and Jersey City. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.
David Altmejd (b. 1974, Montreal) explores the constitution and disintegration of the self. His work is a unique and heady mix of science and magic, science fiction and gothic romanticism: a post-apocalyptic vision which is at the same time essentially optimistic, containing as it always does the potential for regeneration, evolution and invention. His interest lies in the making of an object which generates its meaning. Altmejd lives and works in Los Angeles and is represented by Xavier Hufkens, White Cube, and David Kordansky Gallery.
An avid collector of visual imagery, Donald Baechler (b. 1956 – 2022, New York) files away representations of maps, toys, upheld thumbs, and playing cards to later source for his compositions. With stylistic references to modernist masters and Pop Art added to these doses of pop culture, Baechler is celebrated for his works that overflow with the joy and idealism of an adult who hasn’t quite forgotten the innocence of childhood.
Baechler long experimented with a variety of forms and materials, always maintaining what has been dubbed as his “gee-whiz approach”. He scatters his surfaces with the detritus of childhood, portraying the adult today through the images of a past not quite left behind.