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Studio 29: Michael Dickinson

Glass

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© Michael Dickinson

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Michael Dickinson primarily fabricates hollow form art and sculpture using borosilicate glass flameworking techniques. His work has been inspired by the growing contemporary glass and STEAM movements of the California art scene, as he incorporates gold and silver fume implosions into a unique expression of chemical reactions within his glass. Drawing from the fluid movements in nature, he continues to experiment with bringing that quality, from a molten state, to a solid formation of artistic articulation.

 

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Studio 23: Alina Campbell + Michael Campbell

Studio 19: Nathan Durfee

Painting

Nathan Durfee Studio Shot
 
Nathan Durfee Distant Life Painting
 

Distant Life Painting © Nathan Durfee 

Nathan Durfee A Show in the Shallows 

A Show in the Shallows © Nathan Durfee 

Nathan Durfee Lounging under Life

Lounging under Life © Nathan Durfee 

Nathan Durfee has garnered notoriety for his captivating, pop-surrealist narratives and intriguing use of color. Currently based in the Bay Area, Durfee was heralded as the Best Local Visual Artist by Charleston City Paper for four years (2010-2013) and has done illustration work for book and magazine publications across the country. Each of Durfee's solo gallery exhibitions has also been met with critical acclaim and sold out almost immediately. Durfee has also recently profiled in American Art Collector, Charleston Art, and Charleston Scene magazines.

A native of Vermont, Durfee pursued a career in illustration after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, contributing to various publications across the Southeast, in addition to designing album art and commercial promotional materials. Durfee then began to explore his love of painting, creating fanciful contemporary narratives that feature an eclectic array of characters in mesmerizing and often contrasting color palettes. He made a seamless transition from illustrator to full-time painter in 2009.

Each of Durfee’s paintings begins with an enormous amount of push and pull from the artist, in which ideas are refined and adjusted, until a rough idea starts to form. He then begins rendering the elements of the painting while maintaining a wandering state of mind. Many of his whimsical characters are faced with tough, yet universal decisions, conveying a sense of security in an unsure world to the viewer. He hopes to expand on these ideas and tell larger stories in his future work.

Durfee continues to push himself to explore new techniques and color combinations, in addition to collaborating on works with other painters including Robert Lange, Megan Aline and Charles Williams. Collaboration not only lends to each artist’s strengths, but also creates a conversation between two styles that a lone artist would not be able to demonstrate. Durfee’s constant evolution as an artist has led to a body of work that is ever growing and continues to both thrill and fascinate its viewers.

 

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Studio 23: Alina Campbell

Fashion Design Work

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“Slave 4 U” Video Designed and made Britney’s gold lace t-shirt and armband © Alina Campbell

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Alina Campbell-Mary J Blige

Mary J. Blige Mtv Red Carpet Designed and made bustier © Alina Campbell

Alina Campbell-Amy Lee Evanescence

Amy Lee of Evanescence Designed and made bustier for Performance and Press © Alina Campbell

aka: Joanee Alina Honour

Alina Campbell, née “Joanee Alina Honour”, left her Southern California roots behind to study Fashion Design at FIT in New York City where she was influenced by the punk scene, street style and vintage clothing in the East Village. Working in the famed nightclub “Limelight” in the early 90’s, the crowd also influenced the corsets she created for “Harlot NYC”, a line featured in Trash and Vaudeville and Patricia Field. Since then, she has spent the past 20 years as fashion designer, museum costume archivist and stylist. Her professional experience includes designing costumes for videos and performances which include: Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Eve and Pink, among others. She received her degree in Fashion Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and continues designing today working on special projects.

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Studio 22: Angelique Benicio

paintings, mixed media, performance

Angelique Benicio is a painter and sculptor with professional experience in both the United States and in Europe. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato CA; The Brayer Gallery in Ventura CA; Axis Gallery in Sacramento CA; Umpqua Valley Arts Association in Roseburg OR; Art Works Downtown in San Rafael CA; Trans-Art Gallery  in Trondheim, Norway; and at Casa Cor Annual Architectural Design Exhibition in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Her performance work has been exhibited at The Crucible in Oakland CA; and at Trails and Vistas in Truckee CA. 

She has extensive skills in many areas of visual arts, both large and small scale. Her preference is painting, especially in oils. She also uses acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, pen and ink, Chinese lacquer and mixed medium patina effects for both her paintings and her installation work. Her sculptural mediums include bronze casting and finishing, ceramics, gypsum cement, plastilina clay modeling, mold making, polyurethane foam sculpture and resin casting. 

 

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