Choose Your Grant Recipient!

  • by Alice Wang

We've spent 13 weeks with you discovering and selecting artists to receive ILYSM4Artists grants. This week, we are turning the tables and asking you, the ILYSM community, to select our final grant recipient. Refresh your memory and explore the work of our 26 runner ups below, and cast your vote before 11:59AM EST on Friday July 24. The artist with the most votes will receive our final $500 grant in our inaugural season of grant giving. Scroll all the way down to meet all of the artists, follow them, share their work, hire them, purchase their work, and vote for your favorite! One vote per person, please!

 

LENARD SMITH SELECTED BY CANYON CASTATOR & CARL KOSTYAL GALLERY

 

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⁣ Runner-up, Lenard Smith @archive_lsstudio, selected by @canyon_castator & @carl.kostyal gallery:⁣ ⁣ “My work addresses the complexities of the banal. Drawn to assemblage sculpture, I make photographic compositions of objects. Exploring a variety of studio art practices, mainly sculpture, I peruse my surroundings to identify what will exist in each arrangement. Often, this results in a juxtaposition of the traditional principles and elements of art against my attempts to create various depths, literal and figurative, within an image.”⁣ ⁣ 1. Weighs in the Living, 2020⁣ Archival Pigment Print⁣ 20 x 24 inches⁣ Edition of 7 + 3 A.P.⁣ ⁣ 2. Herman's Swing⁣ Archival Pigment Print⁣ 20 x 24 inches⁣ Edition of 7 + 3 A.P.⁣ ⁣ 3. Let Us Live Upright, 2020⁣ Archival Pigment Print⁣ 20 x 24 inches⁣ Edition of 7 + 3 A.P.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ‪#4creativesbycreatives #lenardsmith #sculpture #photography‬

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@canyon_castator & @carl.kostyal gallery’s runner-up, Emanuel Rohss @emanuelrohss :⁣ ⁣ “My work explores real as well as fictional manifestations of architectures, their role as psychological agents, and their relationship to nature. The site or space I make the work for informs my choice of medium and format. In my longterm project with Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1920’s LA architecture I examined their role in Hollywood cinema through a number of installations that combine elements of pre-existing film-sets with self authored fictional components. My recent work “Monster Dialectics” is a short film that explores Wright’s personal trauma and the function of his houses as dramatic devices in the many films and shows they feature in.”⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 1.Monster Dialectics⁣ 2019⁣ Digital video, stereo sound⁣ Still⁣ 12 min 7 s⁣ ⁣ 2.Monster Dialectics⁣ 2019⁣ Digital video, stereo sound⁣ Still⁣ 12 min 7 s⁣ ⁣ 3.De-Ruining⁣ 2018⁣ Hay and clay.⁣ installation view⁣ The Thiel Gallery, Stockholm⁣ 40 x 40 x 122 cm / 16 x 16 x 48 inches⁣ ⁣ 4.De-Ruining⁣ 2018⁣ Hay and clay.⁣ installation view⁣ The Thiel Gallery, Stockholm⁣ 40 x 40 x 122 cm / 16 x 16 x 48 inches per element⁣ ⁣ 5.Out of Joint⁣ 2018⁣ Reinforced hydrocal, aluminium, solar panels, custom made LED panel, two channel sound.⁣ installation view⁣ ‪818 N Spring St, Los Angeles‬⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ‪#4creativesbycreatives #emanuelrohss #film‬ #architecture

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Runner-up, JESSE FREEMAN @jesselfreeman selected by ILYSM:⁣ ⁣ “I am nothing in particular working in various mediums. The first is photography, I mostly do film in black and white. I self develop and darkroom print images of everyday life. The second is filmmaking, I have written and directed 12 short films holding my own screenings. My films usually arise out of my own problems or curiosities playing more to aesthetic theories of films. The third is ikebana, I have been studying under the Sogetsu school for 10 years. I appreciate the structuring you learn in the balance of ‘shin, soe, hikae, and jushi’ and subsequent space in between. The fourth is collage that I started creating a half decade ago using materials I find in recycling bins as a much more direct form of expression. In all, I basically just have an idea and see which medium is best to express it.”⁣ ⁣ For more of Jesse’s work visit⁣ https://jordansandagoldchain.bigcartel.com/⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #4creativesbycreatives #jessefreeman #photography #collage

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Team ILYSM’s runner-up, XIAO WANG @xiaowang_artist “My work reimagines the tradition of romanticism that established the power dynamic between landscape and ego. Within this dynamic, imageries of nature have served as emotional, spiritual, and political utilities and expressions. In my paintings, the idea of the ego in the landscape is removed from the center of the expression. I paint vegetation with a sublime and supernatural quality by distorting its form and color, depicting plants as uncanny and threatening beings. Simultaneously, I portray human figures with feelings of confusion and resignation, putting them at the mercy of the landscape.”⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 1. Untitled ⁣ Medium: oil on canvas ⁣ Dimensions: 36”x46” ⁣ Year: 2019⁣ ⁣ 2. Slumber (After Goya) – Dusk ⁣ Medium: oil on canvas ⁣ Dimensions: 44”x58”⁣ Year: 2020⁣ ⁣ 3. Slumber (After Goya) – Dawn ⁣ Medium: oil on canvas ⁣ Dimensions: 34”x24”⁣ Year: 2020⁣ ⁣ 4. Twin Globe ⁣ Medium: oil on canvas ⁣ Dimensions: 62”x88” ⁣ Year: 2018⁣ ⁣ 5. The Departure ⁣ Medium: oil on canvas ⁣ Dimensions: 68”x50” ⁣ Year: 2018⁣ ⁣ 6. The Passage ⁣ Medium: oil on canvas ⁣ Dimensions: 72”x50” ⁣ Year: 2019⁣ ⁣ 7. Voyeur⁣ Medium: oil on canvas ⁣ Dimensions: 44”x37” ⁣ Year: 2020⁣ ⁣ #4creativesbycreatives #xiaowang #painting

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Guest judge @amine‘s #ilysm4artists runner-up, HELEN PRESCOD @honey.dew.helen⁣ ⁣ “My art is about beauty! I love beautiful things and I love pushing the limits of the medium I’m working in. I’ve always felt that makeup can be really powerful in the way everyone individually has a relationship with it. I’ve always enjoyed use of vibrant and high contrast looks, and using textures not typically seen in makeup! I want to continue to inspire especially black women that they can and should break all the makeup “rules”.”⁣ ⁣ 1. “Ethiopian Opal” ⁣ 2. “Gold Ear” ⁣ 3. “Helen as Frida”⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #4creativesbycreatives #helenprescod #amine #beauty #makeup

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Guest judge @dustinyellin‘s #ilysm4artists runner-up, KEVIN CLANCY @kevinclancy.studio “I create immersive installations that explore the eternal tension between Utopia and Oblivion, providing both critical ruminations on contemporary culture and radiant lenses through which to envision brighter futures. My current work examines the omnipresent forces of social media, screens, and new technologies in contemporary life. These forces have the potential to connect us over vast distances, democratize knowledge, and provide tools for collective liberation, while simultaneously functioning as instruments of power that systematically divide, confuse, control, and surveil us.”⁣ ⁣ 1. hollow holo (2019)⁣ 2. hollow holo (detail) (2019)⁣ 3. hollow holo (detail) (2019)⁣ 4. web portal (2019)⁣ 5. Utopia or Oblivion (installation view) (2019)⁣ 6. Utopia or Oblivion (installation view) (2019)⁣ 7. dark web / bright web (2019)⁣ 8. burner phone (2019)⁣ 9. machine unlearning (detail) (2019)⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #4creativesbycreatives #dustinyellin #kevinclancy #installation #sculpture #light

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⁣ Guest judge @dustinyellin‘s #ilysm4artists runner-up, YE’ELA WILSCHANSKI @ye.ela “I choreograph wearable sculptures that transform during the performance. I am interested in ways architecture and communal believes can function as another layer of tight clothing over the body, invisibly shaping it's movement. My work is inspired by Jewish traditions of storytelling verses western performance art and the role of females in those histories." ⁣ ⁣ Choreographer, performer and garments: Ye'ela Wilschanski @ye.ela / yeelawilschanski.com⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 1) "Pelvic Floor: Blue Walls Brown Floor" 15 minutes.⁣⁣ Movement Research at the Judson Church, April 22nd 2019.⁣⁣ videographer: Quentin Burley⁣⁣ 2)"Dress Up", 40 minutes⁣⁣ Hunter MFA Thesis Show, November 14th 2019.⁣⁣ videographer : Maya Baran @mayabaran⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #4creativesbycreatives #dustinyellin #yeelawilschanski #performanceart #sculpture

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Guest judge Gabrielle Richardson @fridacashflow of @arthoecollective’s, #ilysm4artists runner-up selection DEXTER CIPRIAN @dexterciprian: “Dexter’s demonstrated need, descriptive storytelling and clear technical understanding of concept and construction caught my eye. I love the composition.”⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ “It was summer some years ago when, across my studio window, I caught a glance of the brown arms of an elderly woman hanging clothes and sheets over her windowsill. I took out my phone and recorded the different fabrics being carried by the wind. It brought to mind images of Abuela in Dominican Republic hanging out sheets to dry in the backyard. I could remember her saying “tiende la ropa que va a llover!” (“hang the clothes before it rains!”), and we would rush to hang clothes on furniture and household objects. Seeing it now in New York City, this mental image seemed to collapse the historical time and geographical distance travelled from the so called third world to the first world. It was dizzying and unsettling. ⁣ ⁣ These and other images come together in my recent work as vehicles to contemplate migration, a longing for home and the objects that trace diasporas across lands.” - Dexter Ciprian ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ 1. TLRQVALL! I(Tiende La Ropa Que Va a Llover!), 2017⁣ 2. TLRQVALL! I(Tiende La Ropa Que Va a Llover!), 2017⁣ 3. TLRQVALL! II(Tiende La Ropa Que Va a Llover!),2017⁣ 4. Bandera, 2019⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣⁣ .⁣⁣⁣ #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #4creativesbycreatives #Dexterciprian #arthoecollective

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Guest judge Jheyda McGarrell @jheydamc of @arthoecollective’s, #ilysm4artists runner-up selection AUSTYN RICH @Blaqdemarco: “I like this submission because I think that being able to interpret race and experience through dance is a new realm of practice.”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “My mission statement is to challenge the unchallengeable, move the unmovable while wearing the unwearable. Valuing internal process, my work crafts trauma into triumph using movement as a tool for healing, pleasure and pain. In direct response to COVID-19 and projects prior to the closure of institutions, I began to shift my practice beyond the stage or film screen to site-specific and guerilla style performances. Creating work without financial support expanded self-produced work in the privacy of my home or apartment buildings in Los Angeles, CA.” - Austyn Rich ⁣⁣ ⁣ Project Title: STAY SANE⁣ Photography by @itstrotter⁣ Cinematography by @adamagostino⁣ Editing by @southern_giant⁣ ⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #4creativesbycreatives #AustynRich #arthoecollective

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Guest judge Anajah @icecreameaterrr of @arthoecollective’s, #ilysm4artists runner-up selection YVETTE MAYORGA @yvettemayorga: “She discusses a lot of political issues and puts her identity as a Mexican American into her work through a child like lens. She uses bright colors with the inspiration of the child game Candy Land to kind of play with the idea of the American dream being a hoax. I really love it.”⁣ ⁣ “In my multimedia installations I tackle issues of race, identity, and gender using visual tropes of celebration. My work is directly informed by the politics within and beyond the US/Mexico border, with particular interest in its broad effects across generations and geography. My work highlights the transnational narratives that arise after crossing geopolitical borders. Drawing inspiration from the material culture of southwestern border, my life as a first-generation Latinx artist, and my parents’ experience as immigrants in the 1970s, my work examines how uncertainty is covered with a veneer of celebration." - Yvette Mayorga⁣ ⁣ 1. Two Lovers (After Rocco Porcelain Urn 19th c.), 2019, acrylic piping on canvas, 5” x 7”, 8” x 10,” 5” x 7”⁣ 2. High Maintenance 2019, installation, 41' x 25' x 10,' Tube Factory, Indianapolis, IN.⁣ 3. Meet Me at the Green Clock (Johalla Projects), 2020, site specific installation, 17’ x 3' x 6,’ St. Jane Hotel, Chicago, IL .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #4creativesbycreatives #YvetteMayorga #arthoecollective

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Guest judge @sageaflocka of @arthoecollective’s, #ilysm4artists runner-up selection MONET CHANEL KHANYAHL @photosbymck: “Monet K.’s submission stood out to me because it was a visual collage, using film and narrative voice with historic context. Something about it was so layered and capturing. Reclamation of a space, celebration of self and art form. I found myself transfixed.”⁣ ⁣ “My relationship with my hair has always been a fickle one. Ever since I was young I remember relaxers and hot combs burning my scalp. Leaving scars that I can still feel if I look hard enough. It's been a long journey to find acceptance in tangles and kinks especially in a world that looks down upon them [...]⁣The reason I was able to accept my hair and myself is from the women before me that refused to accept this maltreatment in the world. One of them being the woman doing the voiceover Kathleen Cleaver from an interview she did in 1968 about black power and black beauty." - Monet Chanel Khanyahl⁣ ⁣ 1. "Black Pride 5-19-20"⁣ 2. “Crying Lightning 3-20-20"⁣ 3. “Lace Prison 6-22-19"⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #artistsoninstagram #artoftheday #4creativesbycreatives #MonetKhanyahl #arthoecollective

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Challenging historical narratives with guest judge @marilynminter‘s #ilysm4artists runner-up, KELLY KRISTIN JONES @kellykristinjones. “I interrupt the many false master narratives on the public urban landscape using digital manipulation, on-site intervention, and performance. Sometimes wrapping the monument while at other times blocking from view, installed prints reform the landscape if only momentarily.” 1. I was aware of him before he cleared his throat, 2019, documentation of on-site installation 2. Poems for my mothers (Lincoln Park), 2019, documentation of on-site collage 3. His smile didn't reach his eyes, 2019, documentation of on-site installation 4. Founding Fathers, 2019, documentation of on-site installation #4creativesbycreatives #marilynminter #kellykristinjones #photo #installation

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Reflecting on themes of environmental urgency, with guest judge @marilynminter‘s #ilysm4artists runner-up, JEFFREY MICHAEL AUSTIN @jeffreymichaelaustin. “These installations are meant to serve as inviting lenses through which to reflect on some of the more challenging questions underlying the ecological crises of our time.“ 1. Outstanding Balance Partial installation view Heaven Gallery 2018 2. Careful (Getting close) Mannequins, chemical hazmat suits, respirators, PVC gloves, foam, paint 32 x 28 x 78 inches 2018 3. Stay afloat (caution, attention) Plastic, wood, polyester resin and digital print 78 x 42 x 28 inches 2017 4. Stay alive (forever) Resin on mirror 38 x 95 inches 2017 5. Detail from Stay alive Resin on mirror 2017 6. Stay alive (whatever) Resin on mirror 38 x 95 inches 2017 7. That these things take time Partial view of a permanent installation comprising roughly 11,000 hand-hammered nails and resin-treated mirrors 16 x 40 feet 2018 8. Always and ever is never enough Flies on wall 12 x 12 feet 2013 9. Detail from Always and ever is never enough Flies on wall 2013 10. Puddle (clouds) Resin, digital print, found objects and paint 28 x 42 x 5 inches 2017 . . . #4creativesbycreatives #marilynminter #jeffreymichaelaustin #sculpture #installationartist

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Distorting memory with guest judge @ryanmcginleystudios‘ #ilysm4artists runner-up, DRAKE CARR. “These snapshot moments, scored by a soundtrack of heavy muffled bass trap techno pop, have over the years provided referential images for my artwork. These scenes, along with romantic encounters and other private thoughts, come to the surface when I am drawing and painting. I feel that the reel of memories is projected onto the surfaces of my everyday. Memory is rather unreliable, as it changes with time, so I imagine these scenes being projected not onto a plain smooth wall, but rather a bumpy, warped, intricate surface. [...] In my sculptural practice, I find myself creating human-like objects (a painted towel, a human chair, a clothes hanger with a face, and so on) as a means of personifying their functions and giving them a companion-like quality. My paintings, meanwhile, are a different combination of life and make-believe.” For more of Drake’s work follow @drake.carr / visit www.drakecarr.com / support www.gofundme.com/f/happyfun-hideaway-staff 1. Hanger (Luis), 2019 2. Tara, 2019 3. Mike Repeats, 2019 . . . #4creativesbycreatives #ryanmcginleystudios #drakecarr #painting #sculpture #drawing

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Honoring intergenerational narratives throughout history with @ryanmcginleystudio’s #ilysm4artists runner-up, JAZMINE HAYES. “As an interdisciplinary artist, my work engages conversation of erased histories with the African diaspora and the ways in which they are preserved and reproduced. I explore how these histories survive through social codes, language, fashion, music, dance, art, and the narrative. Through themes of spirituality, sisterhood, motherhood, bonding rituals and transformation, I conceptualize safe spaces. Safe spaces are used as a necessary strategy for passing on intergenerational imagery and narratives for a people whose histories are consistently erased, misrepresented and misinterpreted. My work is structured through personal experience, historical research, and oral traditions, with a focus on black female subjectivity.” For more of Jazmine’s work follow @jazminelovine and visit www.jazminehayesart.com 1. My Mama’s comb, 2019 - Wall paper, 8’x30” 2. These Hands Work, 2019 - braided tapestry, Kanekalon hair, 8’x4’ 3. Install shot of “I’ll always place treasures in your hair”, next to a photo of the artist as a child. 4. I’ll always place treasures in your hair, 2018- pen on paper, 14”x18” 5. Detail shot of “These Hands Work” 6. Which one of ‘em hit you?! (Four Little Ladies), 2018,- pen on paper, 22”x30” 7. Still shot of “A Round of Applause (Installation), 2019- Single Channel HD projection, pots, water, 5 min 55 sec 8. To the Peaches, 2019- Installation, dimensions variable All works are from Hayes’s installation “To the Peaches”. “To the Peaches”, pays homage to the cultural contributions of Black women. It is inspired by Nina Simone’s “Four Women”. . . . #4creativesbycreatives #jazminehayes #installation #ryanmcginley

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Unearthing marginalized groups’ narratives through sculpture with this week’s #ILYSM4Artists runner-up, SATPREET KAHLON, selected by @browngirlcurator. “My work attempts to physicalize the labor of unseen bodies, the silence of unarchived histories, and the stories lost to colonization and erasure. I create sculpture by stapling, taping, and tying together discarded wood and fiber elements in a formal language that mirrors the precarity, inventiveness, and resilience of marginalized communities. The sculptures don't solve any problems - instead they embrace their futility, their failure to answer questions or undo wrongdoings, through a commitment through anti-monumentalist frameworks that sit in opposition to the idea of sculpture as an object and commodity that reifies hegemonic philosophies of value-making and wealth accumulation.” For more of Satpreet’s work follow her @itssatpreet 1. towards horizontality, (video documentation), 2019 2. towards horizontality 3. in/ /between, 2019 4. Fulfilling and creating in a loop (as a relic), 2017 . . . . #4creativesbycreatives #sculpture #installation #video #SATPREETKAHLON #jasminewahi

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Give it up for #ilysm4artists - two time runner-up, CATALINA SCHLIEBENER, this time, selected by @browngirlcurator. (PS as a reminder, YES you can reapply!!) Catalina is showcasing additional pieces from her Satanic Panic collection. “This series makes reference to the moral panic and collective hysteria that originated in the United States in the 1980s, spreading through many parts of the world in the late 1990s. What particularly interests me about this cultural phenomenon is that in many cases those accused of committing crimes were queer individuals working as caretakers for children, while at the same time this collective hysteria was a camp expression of the culture in which we lived in those years. The Panic drew on cold war mythologies, misogynist ideas surrounding care work, racist tropes about outsiders, and conservative responses to the AIDS crisis. I am particularly interested in how some of these paranoias are replicating again today. As a queer, brown, South American immigrant living in the US and working in the field of early childhood education, I am particularly interested in this cultural phenomenon and its connections to the present. I’m also very interested in how this paranoia reached into mass media and its products (movies, cartoons, games, etc.), which were placed under intense and sometimes devastating scrutiny that often suggested they contained secret and hidden messages intended to corrupt children.” For more of Catalina’s work follow her @catalina_schliebener 1. Satanic Panic series, 2019, Porcelain figurine, articulated plastic figures, paper, light box 2. Variable sizes: 1-2 :Inside Out (Bing Bong), 3-4Monster Inc. (Sulley), 5-6:Monster Inc. (George) . . . #CATALINASCHLIEBENER #jasminewahi #ilysm4artists #4creativesbycreatives

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Exploring identity constructs with this week’s #ILYSM4ARTISTS runner-up, ILONA SZWARC. “As a woman, it is in my nature to engage a perpetual process of creation, turning the self into an experiment in reproduction. Employing the use of look-alikes, women who I believe share my general appearance, I am exploring aspects of mirroring, staging and performance, seeing myself in the face of the other. I am interested in notions of becoming - how an individual assimilates and makes oneself imperceptible in society while engaging a series of internal transformations aimed at finding a kernel of truth amidst the noise.” Follow her on @ilonaaszwarc For more of her work visit www.ilonaszwarc.com Work in order of appearance: 1)"Sometimes one meets a woman who is beast turning human⁣" 2019 ⁣ Archival Pigment Print ⁣ 24x30 inches ⁣ Edition of 3 + 2AP 2)⁣ "She was unsexed as a doll" 2019 Archival Pigment Print 38x48 inches Edition of 3 + 2AP 3) “The woman who presents herself to the spectator as a “picture” forever arranged (#1)”⁣ 2019 ⁣ Archival Pigment Print ⁣ 16x20 inches ⁣ Edition of 3 + 2AP⁣ 4) ⁣“The woman who presents herself to the spectator as a “picture” forever arranged (#2)”⁣ 2019 ⁣ Archival Pigment Print ⁣ 16x20 inches ⁣ Edition of 3 + 2AP 5) ⁣“The woman who presents herself to the spectator as a “picture” forever arranged (#3)”⁣ 2019 ⁣ Archival Pigment Print ⁣ 16x20 inches ⁣ Edition of 3 + 2AP⁣ 6)"Such a woman is the infected carrier of the past" 2019 Archival Pigment Print 24x30 inches Edition of 3 + 2AP 7) "Flesh that will become myth" 2019 Archival Pigment Print 24x30 inches Edition of 3 + 2AP . . . . #4creativesbycreatives #photography #jerrysaltz #lauriesimmons #ILONASZWARC #ilysm #ilysm4artists

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Playing 🏡 with the striking work of, #ILYSM4artists runner-up, REBECCA FORD. “I make work that surrounds ideas of play, warmth, and home to be interacted with by children and adults alike. Through the imagery and the materials associated with textiles and furniture, I create work that is whimsical, but also maintains a tone of sophistication. The work I make is often sculptural, but also values functionality as I hope the objects I make can grow up with the people who choose to bring them into their homes.“ For more of Rebecca’s work follow @rebeccaclaireford / https://rebeccaclaireford.com 1)Window Mirror CNCed Hard Maple, Glass Mirror 22" x 24" 2)Play Cave Felt Rug, Knit Pillows, Brushed Cotton and Polyfil Tubes, PVC Frame 10’ x 5’ x 6’ 3) Group shot featuring: Calenda Lamp CNCed Plywood, Turned Bass, Flocking 52" x 17" Quimper Chair Plywood, Webbing, Recycled Foam, Dacron, Lycra 40” x 24 ” x 36” Boutis Home Quilt Dacron, Brushed Cotton 40" x 80" Hair Mirrors Vacuum Formed Mold, Cast Plaster, Glass Mirror, Dimensions Vary: 9” x 14” (average) Hand Mirror Maple, Glass Mirror, Leather, CNC . . . . #ilysm #ilysm4artists #art #artistsoninstagram #covid_19 #grant #covıd19 #art #4creativesbycreatives #wfh #freelance #workfromhome #sculpture #furniture #childhood #artistsoninstagram #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #play

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Dip into a digital pool 🏊‍♀️ of memories 🦢 🕯 with #ilysm4artists runner-up, AJA DEWOLF MOURA. ““Saudade means "a feeling of longing" in Portuguese. My father's family is from the Azores, and growing up listening to Fado, I heard the word offered over plastic RCA speakers often. The video itself is a meditation on the digitization and regression of memories. After experiencing personal loss at the beginning of the project, I started to reflect a lot on the digitization of my own life; iPhone photos that can't quite capture the real emotional force of reality, phone calls that go misunderstood, a song that sounded better when I was not recording, and most strangely, the version of myself that others perceive. For me, this creative force foreshadowed the essence of the current health crisis. During this time of complete digitization, I urge all who are in quarantine to practice memory exercises. Think of a moment that was not digitally recorded, and dive into that. Memories have a tangible importance on the subconscious.” Discover more of her work @ajadewolfmoura / ‪ajadewolfmoura.com‬ *Audio samples curtesy of the Nick DeWolf Archive, Score by @4__time__continuum . . . . #ilysm #ilysm4artists #art #artistsoninstagram #covid_19 #grant #covıd19 #art #4creativesbycreatives #wfh #freelance #workfromhome #water #swans #memory #light #artistsoninstagram #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #video #womeninfilm #film

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Extra Extra! 📰 Congratulations to #ILYSM4Artistsrunner-up artist, GAVIN JONES, selected by @caseyfremont of @artproductionfund ! “Through improvisational techniques and using predominantly found objects, surfaces, and materials to allow curiosity and spontaneity in the works created. Many of Jones' pieces feature layered abstract forms on pages from fashion magazines or advertisements.” For inquiries, DM @gavin_jones_art 1.) rooftop Ace Hotel New Orleans "Mural" 2018 20ft x 30ft wall 2.) Reading from the Gospel According to St. Lauren 2019 mixed media on Yves St. Laurent advertisement (vintage framed) 1/1 14in x 17in 3.) Enjoy Yourself While You're Still in the Pink 2019 mixed media on canvas 30in x 40 in 4.) Wonder Blessings mixed media on vintage poster 1/1 2018 24in x 28in . . . . #ilysm #ilysm4artists #art #artistsoninstagram #covid_19 #grant #covid_19 #covıd19 #art #mixedmedia #4creativesbycreatives #wfh #freelance #workfromhome #tabi #sneakerhead #light #artistsoninstagram #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #poster #yvessaintlaurent #mural #streetart

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📡 Some visual 🍬 by our incredible #ilysm4artists runner-up RENATA PEREIRA LIMA,¨While we feel abandoned by our leaders and try to navigate the uncertainty of this moment, it´s crucial to remember that the power in our work, our creative investigations, and our community will never go anywhere. As long as we keep creating, we will have power. I love you so much.¨ www.ren-pl.com. / @renpl DM or email Renata for all art /choreographic inquires. Work in order of appearance: 1. ¨La Loquita¨ (Video/Screenshot) 2. ¨Sweeping with Ravi Like A Sweaty Dog For Instance¨ (Video/Screenshot) 3. ¨Sharp Yet Soft 3: I Wanna Be Loved By You¨ (Video/Screenshot) . . . . #ilysm #ilysm4artists #tabisabi #bycreatives4creatives #art #artistsoninstagram #covid_19 #grant #covid_19 #covıd19 #art #mixedmedia #bycreatives4creatives #wfh #freelance #workfromhome #tabi #sneakerhead #light #artistsoninstagram #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #mexico #nydance #choreography #choreographer #movement #video #videostar

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Spotlight on #ilysm4artists runner-up, RYAN SCAILS 🔦 “I'm humbled to have been chosen as a finalist for the ILYSM grant program. I personally thrive when I have dialogue with my contemporaries and the art community at large, so at a time when people are losing work and having programs cancelled or postponed it was an affirming respite to have a conversation with the ILYSM team. My practice involves making work about the delicate and often contradictory relationship humans have with the industrialized world. I consider my own body as an example of material conflict; therefore the presence of physical labor in much of my work is developed by systematically fortifying structures to resist elemental changes. The results include objects, drawings and paintings that challenge my idea of archival worth as they evoke feelings of promise and dissipation within a cycle.” Image titles in order of appearance: After Dust 2014 Canvas, thread, graphite, found objects, plasti-dip, resin 28” x 17” x ½” Cassette 2019 Laminated paper, dowels 3" x 3/4" x 5” Reticle 68 (Both Sides of the River) 2018 Wood, screws 19" x 19" x 9" Image 4 excerpt from proposal exploring transparency and depth Discover more of Ryan’s work @scailsis / ryanscails.com . . . #ilysm #ilysm4artists #grant #covid_19 #covıd19 #art #mixedmedia #bycreatives4creatives #wfh #freelance #workfromhome #tabi #sneakerhead #light #artistsoninstagram #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #redhook

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