Priscilla Algava

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is about layers of time and memory. As I work, I repeatedly return to and think about the joy of living in this moment, recognizing and acknowledging my indebtedness to those who have supported and nurtured me, past and present. My work reflects my passion for all those I love and my respect for the natural world. My explorations are about communicating the grief and challenges of living a passionate life, and always gleaning the kernel of joy, of sunshine, of magic in the moment that is Now. I work to be mindful always and dwell in possibility and optimism.

 

For me, literature, mythology, and my deep regard for nature have provided the inspiration for my work. My process is painterly and spontaneous as layers of color, shape, and space advance and recede. I work figuratively and seek a sublimation of the objective image in order to create a suggestive, mysterious, and sometimes elusive juxtaposition of visual elements. My explorations are about juicy, saturated color, calligraphic lines, layers of texture and the rhythmic repetitions that activate all nature.

 

As I work, I often listen to music, and perhaps some of those rhythmic qualities find their way into the work. Color plays a crucial role in my art. Color harmonies that are usually not seen in nature, or have been deliberately altered, sometimes impart the idea of a dreamlike consciousness, of fantasy worlds like those of Chagall, Matisse, and Redon. My aim is to create visual poems that ask the viewer to imagine, to wonder and wander along with me. These many layers of color and texture suggest the breadth of possibilities each day presents.

 

What life lessons am I learning through art? I learn patience, love, commitment, flexibility and joy. In art, I discover and nurture my soul and communicate with my viewer. To remain centered, living with an open, loving heart is to be a true artist and creative human. Making art…what more is there? There are no answers…only questions to be lived and explored…and, perhaps, some small bits of magic to be created.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Educated at Cornell University, Priscilla Snow Algava completed her Master of Arts at DePauw University. An art specialist at South Brunswick Schools from 1993-2011, Priscilla Snow Algava has taught at DePauw University, Marist College and at museums and institutions in the U.S. and abroad. She is presently teaching in her studio, at the Princeton YWCA, and at the West Windsor Art Center.

 

Among her solo exhibitions are Galerie Wagner, Frankfurt, Germany; Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York; So Hyuen Gallery, New York; Silva Gallery, Pennington, New Jersey; Nassau  Club, Princeton, New Jersey; Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Gallery at Plainsboro (NJ) Public Library; Hutchins Gallery, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

 

Ms. Algava’s work is represented in corporate and public collections including General Electric, IBM, Vassar College, Newark Public Library, and various private collections in the U.S., Argentina, Greece, Germany, Spain and Switzerland. Among the many awards Ms. Algava has received is a Geraldine Dodge Foundation Artist Fellow Award, Best in Show, Printmaking, Ellarslie Open XXV, and Honorable Mention, Printmaking, Ellarslie Open XXX; Best in Show, Mixed Media, Ellarslie Open  XXX1 (2014).

 

Ms. Algava is represented by the Third Street Gallery on Second Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009 to present. Ms. Algava lived and taught in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

Evan C. Horback

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

Having lived & studied in ashrams in the US & India, meditation, mythology and the complexity of world culture has forever changed my sense of self. The ritual of art making allows me to reflect upon the space between cultural memberships & contribute to the discussion of cross-cultural assimilation & marginality.

 

When I work, images initially invoke cultural designations but the activity of layering, tearing, drawing or writing all complicates & intrudes upon them. Ideas fade into materials, textures & colors- which become much more manageable. Creating work becomes like building & digging into the coincidental layers of a public wall. Uncovering these layers reveals a complex history that parallels the socio-cultural complexity of life's interactions.

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

I originally grew up in New Jersey and entered college pursuing a fine arts degree. After two years, I opted to leave school for a monastic life. I lived, studied and served vigorously for 5 years in several ashrams in N.Y. and India. I returned to my art studies and graduated from State University of New York with dual degrees in Visual Arts & Education. After receiving a Masters in Education, I taught for 10 years in NYC, Philadelphia & New England. This past year, I have focused much of my energy exclusively on working in the studio & messing around with my family.

 

My family consists of my wife Sachi, and my two daughters Varshana Belle (6) & Amala Bhakti (3). We moved to the Pacific Northwest in the fall of '13. While here, I am continuing to develop a body of work exploring cultural identification in an otherwise, marginalizing world.

Annual Poster Collaboration

 

Since 2013 The Outlet Dance Project's annual poster has been an intentional collaborative project with visual artists whose work deeply inspires us. Please scroll down to see the work and to learn about the artists involved. We are thrilled that this has become another space for interdisciplinary conversation and creativity.

Stacia Murphy

 

Born and raised at the Jersey shore, Stacia has always been an active and inspired artist whether it is with a computer or with pens and paint. During her college education at Fordham University at Lincoln Center studying visual art, she discovered the beauty of typography and was hooked on graphic design. Upon graduating, she has honed her skills at a now defunct flower bulb company, which was the perfect place to dovetail her love of horticulture and design. Since then she has spent many years freelancing, and recently took a lead design position at a personal care company in New York City. Stacia has had paintings and embroidered pieces shown at several art shows in New York and Philadelphia including "Comic Ink" and "Verbal Assault".

 

Stacia is a busy mom to one son, Ned (8). She is an active vegetarian cook and baker, and is well known for her kick-ass vegan cupcakes. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, embroidery and air brushing vinyl toys. Currently she is busy making her smash hit "Bacon, The Ornament" for various craft shows around NJ and coming up with fun new projects too!

 

 

Stacia Murphy

 

Born and raised at the Jersey shore, Stacia has always been an active and inspired artist whether it is with a computer or with pens and paint. During her college education at Fordham University at Lincoln Center studying visual art, she discovered the beauty of typography and was hooked on graphic design. Upon graduating, she has honed her skills at a now defunct flower bulb company, which was the perfect place to dovetail her love of horticulture and design. Since then she has spent many years freelancing, and recently took a lead design position at a personal care company in New York City. Stacia has had paintings and embroidered pieces shown at several art shows in New York and Philadelphia including "Comic Ink" and "Verbal Assault".

 

Stacia is a busy mom to one son, Ned (8). She is an active vegetarian cook and baker, and is well known for her kick-ass vegan cupcakes. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, embroidery and air brushing vinyl toys. Currently she is busy making her smash hit "Bacon, The Ornament" for various craft shows around NJ and coming up with fun new projects too!

 

 

Gala Derroisne

Gala’s love for discovery began at age 5 when her father’s birthday present turned out to be a Leica camera.  Her curiosity for everything developed as she shot the neighborhood kids, the city and the people in her native Moscow.  Today we find her in New York soaking up all the energy and transforming it into dynamic images.  Her clients seek her for her ability to capture those moments unseen.  The moments where something magical happens, the candid instant where life takes place.  Abandoning the tradition of posed ideals, she prefers the fresh reality of real interaction.  She strides quietly with two cameras in tow shooting every glimpse of expression as it happens, capturing the natural interaction of individuals, animals, landscapes and nightlife.  Gala is a connoisseur of house music and techno.  She has been involved in the club scene for more than a decade.  We see her deep in the scene shooting nightlife in New York, Miami, Havana Cuba, Central and South America.  Recent trips overseas have produced some of the most amazing images to date and she is in the process of preparing the debut of her new show “Havana Discovery.”  With new trips planned to France and Japan, 2014 is set to be quite a year for the adventurous photographer.

Martin Dominguez Ball

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Martin Dominguez Ballmoved to New York in the mid-1980s. He is a multidisciplinary artist with a BFA in graphic design and a MFA in interdisciplinary arts. A prolific creator, Martin’s paintings, drawings and sculptures have been well received in galleries in New York City and beyond. Additionally, he is a professional filmmaker, graphic designer and a professor of fine arts and graphic design.
 

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Gala Derroisne

Gala’s love for discovery began at age 5 when her father’s birthday present turned out to be a Leica camera.  Her curiosity for everything developed as she shot the neighborhood kids, the city and the people in her native Moscow.  Today we find her in New York soaking up all the energy and transforming it into dynamic images.  Her clients seek her for her ability to capture those moments unseen.  The moments where something magical happens, the candid instant where life takes place.  Abandoning the tradition of posed ideals, she prefers the fresh reality of real interaction.  She strides quietly with two cameras in tow shooting every glimpse of expression as it happens, capturing the natural interaction of individuals, animals, landscapes and nightlife.  Gala is a connoisseur of house music and techno.  She has been involved in the club scene for more than a decade.  We see her deep in the scene shooting nightlife in New York, Miami, Havana Cuba, Central and South America.  Recent trips overseas have produced some of the most amazing images to date and she is in the process of preparing the debut of her new show “Havana Discovery.”  With new trips planned to France and Japan, 2014 is set to be quite a year for the adventurous photographer.

Martin Dominguez Ball

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Martin Dominguez Ballmoved to New York in the mid-1980s. He is a multidisciplinary artist with a BFA in graphic design and a MFA in interdisciplinary arts. A prolific creator, Martin’s paintings, drawings and sculptures have been well received in galleries in New York City and beyond. Additionally, he is a professional filmmaker, graphic designer and a professor of fine arts and graphic design.
 

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