Joy Makon paints representational watercolors that are based on observations of daily life. Landscapes and seascapes, often with figures incorporated into the scene, come from Brooklyn and from travelling in the US and abroad.
There tend to be some recurring subjects and themes I work with. I can list these as: history, science, survival, people, nearly extinct animals and plants, archaic technology, ancient jars and bowls… I am sure there is more...
Jeanette May is a photo-based artist using a critical, sometimes playful, approach to investigate
representation itself. Early training as a painter is evident in her carefully arranged photo
compositions and rich color palette.
For the last year I’ve been working on and thinking about
pretty landscape paintings with industrial subject matter.
The working title is Pretty Industrial and the idea came to me
while I was an artist-in-residence at CAC Troy, New York.
In multimedia explorations merging art and science through metaphor and visual experience,
I have been exploring the philosophical and spatial state of time, dark matter, gravity, and the
presence of asteroids.
My recent work is a melange of memories of scrap, urban architecture and interiors overlaid by
an existential suggestion that there is too much of everything. Beauty and decay weave together
and change places in an interchangeable world.