In Spiritual Light
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” – Black Elk
“In Spiritual Light” is an exhibition about the core of creation and the energy and inherent drive that compel an artist to create. Developmentally, all human beings begin the same chronological, rudimentary journey to image making first the scribble, then, the figure and eventually the symbology of person, place and thing. At this juncture, children begin to follow their own individual path of interest. Ultimately, some will continue to focus on art- drawing, painting, building and becoming lost in the realm of magic and the transformation of the sacred to the profane. Imbuing a sheet of paper into a world of their own making. Falling deeper and deeper into the canyon of their imagination. Perhaps losing touch with the reality around them finding solace and empowerment in the compartmentalization of ideas.
The artist views the world through a purely esoteric lens- color, sound, smell, and the underlying energy that is generated through a moment in time- never to be experienced again but captured in a meaningful, permanent way. Many creatives have tried to portray the power and spirituality of the natural world. Georgia O’Keefe, Agnes Pelton, Walt Whitman, Lawren Harris, Thomas Sills, and Hilma of Klint to mention a few. I would assert that the compulsion to create is a divine act. One that elevates our position in the universe and allows us to facilitate pathways to understanding our shared humanness, ultimately crafting a dialog among diverse populations all in search of the same answers. Why are we here? What does it all mean?
About the Artists
Adrian Schachter is an artist currently living and working in Milan, Italy. Growing up in a family encompassed by art Adrian was taught to question everything, resulting in an idealistic cynicism. This investigative nature is prevalent in his work – whether it be paintings, drawings, or poems. Like the majority of his generation, Adrian has a voracious appetite for digesting data in every form, and he has discovered that the more diverse and psychologically charged the information he stumbles upon, the more increasingly numb and detached he becomes. Adrian holds a BFA from School of Visual Arts (SVA) with honors, New York, NY, and has shown in numerous shows internationally since 2016 in: Paris, Shanghai, London, LA, and New York.
Asif Tanvir Hoque (b. 1991) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has appeared in numerous group shows. As a Bangladeshi immigrant, who was raised between Rome and South Florida, Hoque’s paintings attempt to figuratively and stylistically combine aspects of multicultural identity.
His early work highlights his fascination with classical fine arts, but with the progression of his skill and his self-discovery, Hoque challenges his audience to explore aspects of self that are authentic. Hoque hopes to address the unique experience of living in the “in between”.
Basil Kincaid (b. 1986, St. Louis, Missouri) is a post-disciplinary artist who honors and evolves traditional practices through quilting, collaging, photography, installation and performance. With found, salvaged and donated materials, Kincaid employs resourcefulness and freedom of imagination as critical components in the liberation of spirit.
Kincaid studied drawing and painting at Colorado College, graduating in 2010. Kincaid has exhibited works with Hauser & Wirth, Mindy Solomon, Kravets Wehby, Kavi Gupta, Carl Kostyal and others. In 2019, Kincaid debuted a first museum performance, “The Release,” at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis MO.
In 2020 Kincaid received the Regional Arts Commission Fellowship. In 2021, Kincaid became a United States Artist Fellow and joined the Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2022, Kincaid debuted new quilt works in both the Legacy Russell-curated show, “The New Bend” at Hauser & Wirth’s New York and Los Angeles locations, and the Ekow Eshun-curated exhibition, “New African Portraiture” at the Kunsthalle Krems in Austria. Kincaid also produced a ceremonial installation at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, wrapping a Manuel Neri figure in a quilt entitled “Take Me Home” just days after Neri’s passing. Thus far in 2023, Kincaid has exhibited “Dancing the Wind Walk”, a semi-permanent fabric monument during Frieze LA, with support from the Art Production Fund.
Hilary Doyle is an artist, teacher and curator from Worcester, Massachusetts. Her work includes painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture about women, motherhood, psychology and everyday life.
Hilary has a solo show with Taymour Grahne Projects opening in London in June of 2022. She has recently exhibited at spaces such as Hesse Flatow in NYC, Gallery Func in Shanghai, Public Swim, and Monya Rowe Gallery. She has had solo shows at One River School, The Active Space and Brown University. Hilary’s works are in the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection. Her work has received press coverage in Hyperallergic, Bushwick Daily, and New American Paintings Blog.
Doyle has taught at the college level for years at Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University and Purchase College.
Hilary co-founded and teaches currently for NYC Crit Club. She was recently gallery co-director at Transmitter Gallery and curates shows independently.
She received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Zoe Schweiger is a multi-disciplinary artist born and based in Miami, Florida. She received her BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland in 2022. Schweiger has exhibited her work in a number of solo and group exhibitions, including Above The Limestone at NSU Art Museum in Ft Lauderdale, Florida and Under Warm Water at Spinello Projects in Miami, Florida. She has also been included in exhibitions in New York and Miami such as The Armory Show with Spinello Projects, The BluPrnt, curated by Robert Chambers at Bridge Red Studios, Deconstructing the Sameness, a survey by Ronald Sanchez at Laundromat Art Space, and Narration Within the Materials, curated by Amani Lewis at T&Y Projects with Art Intelligence Global in Tokyo, Japan.Schweiger has received numerous awards and scholarships, including a MICA Competitive Scholarship, MICA Creative Visions Award, MICA Presidential Scholarship, and MICA The DaVinci Award. In 2018, she received an Honorable Mention in the YoungArts competition, and in 2017, she received an Honorable Mention in the Scholastics competition. Her work has been published in several publications, including The Gallatin Review and Sprung Formal and her work is in the permanent collection of The NSU Art Museum, in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
Gabriel Sanchez is a Cuban-American artist born in Miami, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Sanchez’s recent paintings focus on Cuban current events, politics, and daily life, as seen through the lens of portraiture. He uses his artwork to explore how proximity and union, ever-present aspects of Cuban society, inform notions of solitude and intimacy. Sanchez’s oil paintings are carefully rendered with classical technique, and his use of realism produces an “authentic and inescapable illusion of existence” that brings the viewer into a closer relationship with his subject. His work captures the warm yet stoic nature of Cuban culture, reminding the world of what has been lost. Sanchez excels at creating scenes of togetherness and social unity, using portraiture as a means to make visible the contemporary reality of Cuban citizens.
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Born in Ojai, CA; Jeremy Olson is a Brooklyn-based artist working primarily in painting, with excursions into sculpture and video. He has exhibited his work in New York, Miami, London, Hong Kong, Berlin, Baltimore, Antwerp, Melbourne, and Seoul.
Jeremy received a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Painting. Jeremy has been an artist in residence at Praksis Oslo in Norway, Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Nebraska, Oxbow School of Art & Artists’ Residency in Michigan, and the SVA Summer Residency in New York. Jeremy received a BFA from the University of Arizona and an MFA from NYU Steinhardt. He is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami and Unit London in the UK.
Lanise Howard is a visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Recently graduating from Otis College of Art and Design in 2020. She works mainly in paint and mixed media. Lanise was born in Southern California and raised partially in New York State. Her earliest years were spent from El Centro, California to Los Angeles California. The unique environments of Southern California and New York have both shaped the way she sees the world. Her work is usually figurative and often narrative. There is a surrealistic quality to her work, as well as a spiritual feeling that is often embodied.
Lanise is interested in many various topics such as, the esoteric, sacred geometry, ancient belief systems, the current digital world, as well as her experience as a woman of color in today’s climate. Recently she has been moving towards a fusing of these many inspirations, and hopes to future investigate these phenomena in her works. Her recent body of work is an investigation on censorship and assimilation, lost narratives, and hidden histories. She has moved towards this creation of an analogous world in her work, where parallel narratives can live. Lanise Howard has shown in multiple exhibitions within the past two years, and has won art prizes, such as the Women’s Painters West Award in 2019, and was a finalist in the 2019 AXA art prize.
Osamu Kobayashi (b. 1984, Columbia, SC) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited widely in the US and abroad including solo exhibitions at Underdonk Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; A+B Gallery in Italy; Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, Fl; and LA Artcore in LA, California.
He has participated in group exhibitions at the Lissone Contemporary Art Museum, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University, the Bronx River Art Center, and the Columbia Museum of Art. In 2013, Kobayashi was awarded the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Fund from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2021, he was awarded a NYFA Artist Fellowship. His work has been reviewed by Artsy, Whitewall Magazine, Artcritical, and Hyperallergic among other publications.
Sahana Ramakrishnan was born in Mumbai, India and raised in Singapore. She travelled to the United States to complete her BFA in Painting at RISD, and has since been living and working in Brooklyn and Jersey City. Sahana’s work has been exhibited internationally and nationally in Fridman Gallery, Jeffrey Deitch Projects, Arsenal contemporary Gallery, The Rubin Museum, Wadstrom Tonnheim Gallery, the NARS Foundation, Field Projects, Gateway Project Spaces, Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts, A.I.R. Gallery, Front Art Space, and more. Sahana has been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, a recipient of the SIP fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking workshop, the Feminist-in-Residence program at Gateway Project Spaces, the Yale/Norfolk Summer program, and the Florence Lief grant from RISD.
Super Future Kid was born in East Germany in 1981. The fall of the Berlin Wall, and the subsequent heightened experience of delving into late 20th century pop culture, left a lasting impression on her, that has since been explored through colour-drenched characters displaying a range of fleeting emotions. Boredom, apprehension, friendship, serenity and longing have all appeared on the faces of the people within her playful, hyper-surreal landscapes.
Super Future Kid studied at the KHB – Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin, graduating in 2008, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has exhibited internationally in Amsterdam, Berlin, Los Angeles and Miami with solo shows in Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo.
Michi Meko (b. 1974, Florence, Alabama)received a BFA in Painting from the University of North Alabama.Michi Meko has exhibited widely, most recently holding solo exhibitions at Susan Inglett; New York, Kavi Gupta, Chicago; Gallerie Myrtis, Baltimore ,MD; Richmmond Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA; Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; Cress Gallery at University of Chattanooga; Westobou Gallery, Augusta, GA; and MOCA GA, Atlanta GA. Group shows include Contemporary Arts Center, Mobile, AL; Zuckerman Museum of Art. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA; and Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA among many others. In 2017 Meko was awarded two prestigious grants: the Atlanta Artadia Award and the Joan Mitchell Award. In addition, Meko has recieved an Idea Capital Grant, a Flux Projects Grant. Meko has also taught at Anderson Ranch SnowMass, CO. Michi has been invited to ArtPace Residency San Antonio, TX. His work is collected in the permanent collection of the High Museum, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and many more.
Johnny Greenwood was born in Leeds in 1959 and presently lives and works in South London. Education includes Royal College of Art, Fine Art (MA); Cheltenham College of Art and Technology, Fine Art (BA Hons); and York College of Art & Technology, Foundation Art. Recent international exhibitions include Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan, and Saatchi Gallery, London.
Generic Art Solutions Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.) is a collaborative project of artists Tony Campbell and Matt Vis, who met in New York in 2000. G.A.S. was conceived in New York but practiced in New Orleans for over two decades now. As artists they connected because of their shared interest in collaborative practices and work rooted in performance. Campbell received a MA RCA in Fine Art Printmaking from The Royal College of Art in London and Matt Vis is a MFA graduate of the University of New Orleans. Campbell and Vis are founding members of Good Children Gallery in New Orleans. Campbell is the Trish Hollis endowed professor at the University of New Orleans and the director of the U.N.O. St Claude gallery
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