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Burlington City Arts

Hon Eui Chen

Hon Eui Chen’s work focuses on issues of duality, identity, and memory.  Her installations imbue materials with the residual emotions emerging from her scattered personal history – she is a culturally displaced child raised in Mississippi but born in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand to an immigrant Cambodian family of Chinese descent.  Hon joins Seven Below Arts Initiative from Richmond, Virginia.

 

Chris Mahonski

Chris Mahonski, a Richmond, Virginia-based artist, intricately layers found and constructed objects into sculpture that loosely translate ephemeral memories into a dreamlike state of reality.

 

David Grainger

David Grainger’s installations play on perception and combine the figurative with phenomenological abstractions.  His work examines cultural landscapes through the personal senses, and he explores the predicaments that dig into common popular symbols for multi-layered meaning.  David currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Megan Bisbee-Durlam

Megan Bisbee-Durlam, a Vermont native, assembles whimsical installations from modest, re-purposed materials.  Her work addresses issues related to environmental degradation and preservation, and optimism in a time of great transition.  Megan currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Agnes Martin Barley

Agnes Martin Barley’s paintings distil linear relationships and composition into constructed symbols of the human experience. Her work creates imagined landscapes that diagram her search for place as a metaphor for context.  Agnes joins Seven Below Arts Initiative from New York City.

 

Taylor Baldwin

Taylor Baldwin creates sculptural assemblages out of handmade objects. His sculptures are made from a wide variety of materials including basic building supplies as well as more difficult to source materials like trees struck by lightning, work shirts from San Quintin prison, and extinct heartwood. While in residence, Taylor worked on “Campaigner”, a sculpture made from driftwood scavenged from Lake Champlain’s epic flood of 2011, resin, glue, zip ties and a salvaged shotgun.

 

Julie Ann Nagle

Julie Ann Nagle is a sculptor and installation artist living in New York City. Her work explores the origins and evolution of the materials and the social context of the very artwork she creates. At Seven Below, Julie used themes from agriculture, archeology, and anthropology as a model for a sculpture/photography project called “Consumption”, in which she ceremoniously served pig bones cast in sugar and cornmeal to a herd of pigs.

 

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