About the Artists
Andrew Seguin is a poet and photographer who was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1981. He is the Author of Black Anecdote, a chapbook that was a winner of the Poetry Society of America’s New York Chapbook Fellowship, and his poems have appeared widely in literary magazines. As a photographer Andrew has worked in a range of modes, from the documentary photo essay Collected on Penn, which was funded by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council in 2003, to Vitrine, a series on shop windows that was photographed with a plastic camera. Since 2008 he has been devoted to the 19th century cyanotype process and to camera-less photography, employing them most often to explore the intersections of art and language. Andrew lives and works in New York City.
Lana is a native Californian, raised in the clear desert light of Los Angles County and educated in the eastern-influenced Bay Area, where she received classical training at both the Academy of Art College and the University of San Francisco. The yin-yang duality of her early life (indeed, her whole life) is reflected in her large, bold, abstract canvases powered by the creative tension between exuberance and restraint. Her most recent series, “Order in Chaos,” presents saturated, mineral-bright colors ever laid with subtle grid patterns to provide structure for contemplation, creating a harmony of discord that teeters on the brink between vulgarity and sophistication.
Kaas Glassworks work involves the art of decoupage under glass. Each piece is put together by hand using reprinted images that we have collected from frequent trips to flea markets, antique shows and estate sales. The final result is a sentimental collection of trays, plates, coasters and paperweights. Both decorative and functional, each piece may be used on a table or dresser, or displayed on the wall with the use of a simple plate hanger.
Listening to and “seeing” music has been a favorite pastime of mine for as long as I can remember. One year ago I undertook the challenge of putting paint to canvas in such a way as to record the colors, movement and forms I envision when hearing music. The compositions I choose to paint happen to be favorites of mine, but in truth, even ones not so melodious or immediately likable lend themselves to bold interpretation, especially works written in the 20th Century. The artistic journey to these new works has been a colorful and joyous discovery. I have been landscape painter and photographer for many years. Abstract painting is quite new to me, but endlessly satisfying. I can always photograph interesting landscapes, but no photography can capture the images inside my head when I close my eyes and listen to music, any kind of music. Such a private space is, at first, difficult to share. I’m over that now and invite you to view and enjoy the paintings.
I had long painted before I picked up a camera — and then one day I started to “take pictures” in addition to making them. I very much liked how the camera represented the visual world, the quickness of its perception, and the experience of being in the world as a picture-taker. Still Life has always appealed to me with its quiet, steady, uninterrupted pace, and the open-ended possibilities it presents for formal and semantic experimentation. The objects depicted in the Still-Life pictures are things I’ve collected over the years or recently purchased at a grocery store. None holds any fixed meaning to me — they are actors on a small stage, occasionally shown performing, more often seen simply for what they are and how they look. My goal is to give you a small but inexhaustible aesthetic experience: a moment of recognition, a connection.
Timothy Richards is a small company, based in the beautiful Georgian City of Bath, England. Tim has been making models of architecture in plaster for 19 years. All of the sculptures are made by hand by Tim and his small, dedicated team. The work is believed to be unique in the world today.
Virgil Cantini (1919–2009)
Virgil Cantini was an enamellist, sculptor, and educator. He was well known for innovation with enamel and steel. He received both local and national recognition for his work including honorary awards, competitive prizes and commissions, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1957. Cantini was a long serving faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh, where he helped create the Departments of Studio Arts. Today, many of his large scale works are on display throughout the city of Pittsburgh.