Studio Visit: Jodi Bonassi, Stories of the Persona

Studio Visit: Jodi Bonassi, Stories of the Persona   “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” Joseph Campbell “Like Chekhov, I am a collector of souls…” Alice Neel By Gary Brewer Painting is a spiritual discipline; it is a space and an…

Studio Visit: Kristine Schomaker, The Contours of Identity

Studio Visit: Kristine Schomaker, The Contours of Identity “If you do not like something change it. If you cannot change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou By Gary Brewer  Identity, Self, Image – how do we present ourselves to the world? What mixture of emotional strengths and vulnerabilities, family genetics, and environmental conditioning co-mingle to…

Studio Visit: Aline Mare, Mutable Fire

Studio Visit: Aline Mare, Mutable Fire   “We are in the process of descending into the depths of the heart. To where bodies communicate with each other.” Héléne Cixous, The Book of Promethea   By Gary Brewer Long ago, in the delirium of youth, intoxicated with ideas of the feminine as a form of power,…

Studio Visit with Salomon Huerta; Photo credit Gary Brewer

Studio Visit: Salomon Huerta, Transcendent Identity

Studio Visit: Salomon Huerta, Transcendent Identity “I believe it was John Cage who once told me, ‘When you start working, everybody is in your studio- the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas- all are there. But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you…

Studio Visit with Cynthia Minet by Gary Brewer; Photo Credit Gary Brewer

Studio Visit: Cynthia Minet, Repurposed Aesthetics

Studio Visit: Cynthia Minet, Repurposed Aesthetics “As crude a weapon as the cave man’s club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life – a fabric on the one hand delicate and destructible, on the other miraculously tough and resilient, and capable of striking back in unexpected ways.” ~ Rachel Carson   By…