Justin Brennan is an abstract and figurative painter who works in mediums such as oil, acrylic, latex, charcoal, spray paint and collage, creating bold, vibrant paintings that focus on his day to day interactions and relationships. He is mainly self taught, beginning his practice in 2005, and can be found in many private collections throughout the United States.
“Trials and Tribulations”
oil, spray paint, enamel on canvas
2017 / 30”×30”
JOHN W. CARLSON
John W. Carlson is a traditional oil painter, who began his art training at Cooper School of Art. He creates figurative drawings and paintings that dive deep into human emotions, evoking gentle gestures and intense brushwork simultaneously. His paintings are part of both The Erie Art Museum and The Massillon Museum’s permanent collection, and his work is collected throughout the United States and Europe.
oil on canvas 2017 / 48”×36”
oil on canvas 24” x 20” 2017
“Duty” From the ‘Scrawl Series’
oil stick on paper 2018 / 20×30”
Rebecca Cross is a textile based artist who employs the traditional techniques of Japanese shibori, a shape and color resist immersion dye process. She works primarily in silk, creating wall installations and three dimensional sculptures. Her work is strong and delicate, translating the permanence of beauty and the persistence of memory. Cross is a graduate of Oberlin College and Kent State University. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in many print publications.
silk shibori, 8’ x 4.5’ / 2015
(detail) silk shibori, 10’ x 4.5’ / 2015
Sarah Curry is a painter, illustrator and printmaker who captures the vitality of the human spirit through her art work by making connections between her subject matters (usually people in her everyday life) and current social and political issues. She has been teaching art at Brush High School since 2001, and received a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Case Western Reserve University. Her work can be found in many private collections throughout the United States.
“Land Locked Sirens”
conte and charcoal on panel 24” x 18” / 2016
“She Cut Her Teeth On Steel”
mixed media on paper, mounted on panel 28” x 20” / 2016
Matthew Gallagher is a multi disciplinary artist who uses paint, ink, encaustic, and natural materials to map the expression of his physical processes, presenting an alternative method to the traditional understanding of physics through mathematics. This 2013 Oberlin College graduate reveals properties of our environment that wouldn’t otherwise be apparent, empowering people to experiment and play with their own surroundings. Gallagher’s thought provoking work can be found in many private and permanent collections.
acrylic on panel 90”×66”/ 2014
encaustic 15”×11”x11” 2018
Meghann Hennan is a performance based artist who creates paintings and drawings based on her interest in body movements, her past education in dance and ballet, and interactions with the public. Her work focuses on human relationships, and most recently portraiture. Hennan’s performance paintings have been curated into exhibitions in Paris, Sweden, New York City, and most recently at Severance Hall in Cleveland. She received a BFA from Akron University and an MFA from Parsons New School of Design in New York in 2008.
“Bits and Pieces”
acrylic, charcoal on paper 24” x 18” / 2015
latex on canvas 36” ×36” / 2018
Christopher Kier works predominantly in encaustic (wax) on both canvas and mylar. He uses graphite, oil paint, and charcoal to enhance the encaustic, creating luscious layers with his mediums. Kier’s encaustic works are influenced by mid century modern design, architecture, and geometry. Kier has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe and his work is included in both corporate and private collections in North America, Europe and Japan. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, and continues to produce work in his Cleveland studio.
“Domus Series, Study V”
encaustic on canvas 34” x 34” / 2011
“Pinehaven Drive III”
encaustic, watercolor, acrylic on canvas 2016 / 14”×12”
David King is a contemporary artist who focuses on translating photographic images into lush paintings, created with oil paint, oil stick, chalk pastel and acrylic. King works with images of people, often his family members and those in historic photographs, and develops stories of the past through his paintings and drawings. He received an MFA from Kent State Univeristy, has taught high school art for 30 years at Chagrin Falls High School, and currently works in his studio in Cleveland Heights.
“Above it All”
oil on canvas 40” x 29” / 2017
oil on canvas 16” x 20” / 2017
Liz Maugans is a contemporary printmaker whose multi layered style is infused with bold and subtle color choices and organic shapes and patterns. Her collage based prints make commentary on politics, social issues, and her personal life as an artist, wife and mother. Maugans was the director and co-founder of Zygote Press printmaking facility for 20 years, has taught printmaking and drawing at Northeast Ohio art colleges, and was a recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Arts Fellowship in 2000. She graduated with a BFA from Kent State University and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
print media collage 28.5” x 21” 2017
print media collage 71” x 51” 2016
David Masters works primarily in painting and found object sculpture, layering color and materials to create reflection on memories and the changes that time imposes on human habitations. His recent drawings are inspired by details in his sculpture, highlighting details of color, line and texture. Masters’ work is included in national and public commissions and collections; he received a BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Kent State University.
graphite, colored pencil, enamel, ink 17” x 11” / 2018
“All The Hidden Places”
acrylic, graphite, colord pencil, cedar 37” x 24” x 7.5 2016
Brian Mouhlas works with oil and acrylic paint to create highly visceral works that depict scenes of modern life. His palette is bold and bright and he experiments with the density of paint, allowing abstraction to ebb and flow on the canvases he creates. Mouhlas is a 2016 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and continues to create in his home studio.
“Samples [Baker-shot, minus one day]”
oil on canvas 30” x 30” / 2016
oil and acrylic on canvas 47.25” x 63.75” / 2016
Jessica Pinsky is a multi disciplinary artist, who primarily works in textiles. She explores geometry and color through her weavings, which contain many materials that she dyes by hand. Pinsky
focuses on natural fiber because of its connection to human skin and tissue, and because of the tactility of textiles and its connection to human experience and memory. She recieved her BFA from New York University and MFA from Boston University, and currently is executive director of Praxis Fiber Workshop in Cleveland, Ohio.
handspun alpaca, found wool, cotton warp 50” x 40” / 2017
Katy Richards creates fleshy oil paintings that are concerned with the materiality of paint as well as the physicality of the human body. She is inspired by underwater and sea life, and paints from experiences as well as reference photography. Her work is in the
Progressive Art Collection, and many other private and public collections. Richards teaches painting and drawing at Kent State University and received a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.