Rajikamal Kahlon, Pow Pow (from Cassell’s illustrated history of india) 2003, gouache on nineteen century book paper, 7” x 20” courtesy of the artist
Emily Roysdon, Untitled (David Wojnarowicz project), 2001-2007, silver gelatin print, 11” x 14”, courtesy of the artist
Kevin Blythe Sampson, Africa Weeps, 2001, ball point pen ink, ledger cover, 8”x 14”, Courtesy of the artist
Kevin Blythe Sampson is obsessive to say the least! The last time I was in his studio in 2001 the ceiling was strung with chicken bones, all of which he had consumed. There were a lot of bones which, by the way, he often uses in his sculptural practice. Kevin, an exceptional self-taught artist and former police officer from Newark NJ, tackles difficult issues that concern him and his community. On that last visit, the walls were covered with dense, powerful, ballpoint pen drawings he had been working on for over a month. If I remember correctly, he said he does these when he can’t sleep! (Yowza, that’s a lot of no sleep!!!) I was admiring the entire environment when he handed me this amazing drawing he had done on the inside cover of a ledger.
Janelle & Lisa Iglesias in collaboration with Bodhild Iglesias, From the Nude Suits Series (Tasmania), 2010-ongoing, Digital c-print and custom hand knit and embroidered suits, 11”x15”, Courtesy of the artists
Clifford Owens, Tell Me What to Do With Myself, 2005, b&w prints, 5” x 7”, Courtesy of the artist