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VARIANCE

CURATED BY JAMAAL BARBER

SUMMER  2021

Accompanying print catalog available 

Digital catalog

FEATURED ARTISTS 

Constanza Aravena

Natalie Baldeon

Allison Belolan

Caitlin Berndt

Lucas Biagini

Holly Brown

Lauren Scott Corwin

Alyson Davies

Amy Deal

Erin Drakeford

Ducasse Overstreet

Kathleen Eastwood Riaño

Jess Griffith

Vernita Akua Hardy

Donté K. Hayes

Diane Hiscox

Sonja John

Katrina Jurjans

Erin Kendrick

Darby Lewis

Michelle Maroon

Chieko Murasugi

Tracy Murrell

Danielle Mužina

Cecil Norris

Cass Penegor

Princess Rashid

Abi Salami

Stephen Signa-Aviles

Kathy Sirico

Jennifer Small

Marine Smith

Valerie Wilcox

Holly Wong

Antoinette Wysocki

Abby Zhang

Abby Zonies

JUROR STATEMENT

Variance

Finding something new is one of the best feelings as an artist.

The challenge was to pick only a few works from a fantastic group of submissions. But, of course, we go into these processes with our baggage and biases as individuals. I just completed my MFA journey, and I focused on a set of ideas for quite a while. From the first set of submissions, I knew my expectations were a false ceiling in judging this work. The work was so good! So I reset myself and opened my mind to what I was seeing. It was like taking off sunglasses and finally seeing the brilliance of the sky.

The artists were in their own conversations with form and color, gesture and material, pattern and scale. Art is a way that individuals filter their experiences, and within this work, I feel their voices manifested as visual documentation of feelings. There were moments of solace and moments of anxiety. There were the structures of life revealed both organic and linear. The color was used both as an overwhelming force and as subtlety.

The breadth of the artists' work is the story of this exhibition—embracing the perspectives of all these other people who are experiencing this very same world in widely different ways. New ways of seeing the world are a gift that expands your understanding.

I appreciate the opportunity to review this work for Erika and the I Like Your Work community. It was challenging but super fun. I wish all my artists out there nothing but long, prosperous studio days.

JBarber
www.jbarberstudio.com
www.studionoizepodcast.com

Aravena Constanza
Aravena Constanza

Referendum Digital collage, 14x18 inches, 2020

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Natalie Baldeon
Natalie Baldeon

Fallen Watercolor on Paper, 18x24", 2021

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Allison Belolan
Allison Belolan

Grey Mountains Collage, 9x12, 2021

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Caitlin Berndt
Caitlin Berndt

Waiting Fluid Acrylic, Oil, and Sand on Canvas, 40 x 34 in, 2021

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Lucas Biagini
Lucas Biagini

Journeys Oil and mixed media on panel, 36"x 48", 2018- 2020

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Holly Brown
Holly Brown

@ 9th Street Collagraph print on paper, 16 x16", 2017

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Lauren Scott Corwin
Lauren Scott Corwin

The Great Reminisce oil and spray paint on canvas, 24" x 24", 2020

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Alyson Davies
Alyson Davies

Another Fall oil on canvas, 48"x60, 2021

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Amy	Deal
Amy Deal

Spring Gardening Inside I Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas, 40" x 30" x 1.5", 2021

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Erin Drakeford
Erin Drakeford

CouchSurfers oil on canvas, 20x20 inches, 2021

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Overstreet Ducasse
Overstreet Ducasse

Decide Peace or Decide Piece Mix Media, 56x72, 2021

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Kathleen Eastwood Riaño
Kathleen Eastwood Riaño

Untitled Oil on Canvas, 36 x 35 inches, 2019

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Jess	Griffith
Jess Griffith

Spring Emergence Watercolor and Gouache on paper, 33 x 22 inches, 2021

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Vernita Akua Hardy
Vernita Akua Hardy

When God Said Let There Be Light Acrylic, 60 x 48, 2021

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Donté K. Hayes
Donté K. Hayes

Double Consciousness Ceramic (black clay body), 16.5x13x9, 2019

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Diane Hiscox
Diane Hiscox

Swimming Pools for All oil paint / resin on panel, 8 x 10", 2020

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Sonja John
Sonja John

Washerwoman acrylic, dye, collage, embroidery floss, and wool on dyed cotton, 48 x 60 in, 2016

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Katrina Jurjans
Katrina Jurjans

sharing stories (body language) acrylic on canvas, 36x48 inches, 2021

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Erin Kendrick
Erin Kendrick

O. Acrylic, Acrylic Ink, Marker, 48x60, 2021

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Darby Lewis
Darby Lewis

Connections Terracotta and Cotton, 37.5in H x 4.25in W x 1.5in D, 2021

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Michelle Maroon
Michelle Maroon

WHY AM I SITTING IN THE NAIL SALON THINKING ABOUT THE TIME I WAS SO DRUNK I FELL ASLEEP WHILE A GIRL I MET ON TINDER WAS EATING ME OUT AT SOME APARTMENT NEAR CENTER STREET IN JAMAICA PLAIN ABS hand-drawn by the artist with a 3d printing pen, 23"x16"x5", 2019

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Chieko Murasugi
Chieko Murasugi

Degrees of Freedom Acrylic and vinyl paints, collage on panel, 54 x 36, 2020

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Tracy Murrell
Tracy Murrell

surrender I | consciously opening myself to grace encaustic rice paper, resin, 24 x 12 in, 2020

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Danielle Muzina
Danielle Muzina

Hostile oil and acrylic on panel, 34 x 48 in, 2021

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Cecil Norris
Cecil Norris

Dying of Thirst oil on canvas, 48 x 96in, 2020

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Cass Penegor
Cass Penegor

Agate (5) Gouache on Paper, 22" x 30", 2020

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Princess Rashid
Princess Rashid

Monoliths Monoprint:Ink, 36 x 54", 2020

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Abi Salami
Abi Salami

Don't Look Back in Anger Acrylic paint and gold leaf on canvas, 80 x 66 inches, 2021

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Stephen Signa-Aviles
Stephen Signa-Aviles
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Kathy Sirico
Kathy Sirico

Mirror Pool acrylic and mixed media collage on canvas, 72” x 40.25” x 1.5”, 2020

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