• Ali Douba
    It’s as mutable as mood, persona, shaped and reshaped by experience and point of view, like a shadow created by the light of happenstance. Ali Douba’s work captures this, the multifarious, dissonant, dividing, evolving, striving self, his sculptures seeming to celebrate the marvelousness and oddity of form, internal and external.

  • Sam Sanford
    Focus, unfocus, out of focus—you recognize what you see, understand the elements, but question it, unsure at times, even what it is: is it a painting? Sam Sanford’s work, slightly chromatically aberrated, wistful, strange, leaves you feeling slightly out of phase, fingers brushing against elusive truths.

  • Ellen Pater
    Like the fine lace of a spiderweb, simple shapes become searingly, graphically intense under Ellen Pater’s careful arrangement, hue and color casting heavy moods that hang like spells.

  • Efran Films

    An inspirational profile short from the fine folks at Efran Films about Michael Fukumara, a lawyer who became a lawyer “almost by default.” Realizing he “wasn’t fulfilled” after trying to fit into the status quo orthodoxy, he moved and started surfing and yoga. Then things clicked and he woke up from his sleepy spiritual languor.

    He teaches yoga now. It’s a way of giving back he feels passionate about and gives him a sense of well-being.

  • Xochi Solis
    Like sun, fruit, face—circular, ovoid, containing energies, textures, realities complex and subtle, roughs and bubbles and images wan like foggy memories, flush and full of ideas free from the confines of concrete phrases like an unsettled brain, Xochi Solis’ work feels empoweringly, nourishingly luminous, a conduit of soul.

  • David Jien
    Layers, dizzying pattern, and coruscating prismatic colors transcend the studied flatness of David Jien’s works, two dimensions launching viewers into dimensions unknown, lands full of dewy-headed gods, specters of the past, and where the only surety is the excitement of the improbable.

  • Scott Schumann, the Sartorialist

    Scott Schumann, the Sartorialist, talks about how he works, trying to keep his mind open and his shots simple.

  • Feroze Alam and Ravinder Padam
    Clear-eyed, bursting with agitprop colors and acerbically smiling subjects, Feroze Alam and Ravinder Padam’s work seems to slide slickly between the real and unreal, feeling unnervingly as if it settles on both at once.

  • Sophie Tajan
    Opacity in reflection, mirrored eyes, mirrored faces, looking in, looking out; wistfully languid, colors, construction stark, Sophie Tajan’s works have the symbolist feel of translucent ice, solid, slick—you can begin to see what lies on the other side after careful reflection; you can also see yourself.

  • Sarah Awad
    Sarah Awad’s paintings grue with life and smile with mystery; they feel like the collapse of the modern into treacly forms, flesh flowing Impressionistic like undulating shops of colorful cakes, cold stone vivified by the lifeblood of culture, bright pigments flashing like lightning laughing chromatic through a steam-filled jungle of delights.