The Art Design Project

is pleased to announce its online exhibition:

 

"SUMMER"

Works by:

 

Alex Hodge

Casey Waterman

Bunny Yeager

Celso Castro

 

Jul  01 - Sep 15, 2019

 

 

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ALEX HODGE​

Alex Hodge grew up on a blueberry farm in South Georgia where she learned the value of cultivating the earth. Currently based in Miami, Florida, Hodge focuses on prioritizing women’s narratives in all aspects of her work. Her poetic porcelain objects examine and reimagine the history of art in a way that values women, not only in body, but in wholeness, power, and love. By combining sculptural and drawn elements, such as carved and painted pattern, her works create a dialogue between space and line, form and surface for adynamic viewing experience. Often limiting her color palette to black and white, she uses The carving technique called sgraffito to incise her pieces with drawings, her own text, and pattern. Focusing on the narrative qualities of art making, Hodge weaves stories into the clay which are both personal and universal. Through the decorative and symbolic details, she hints at narratives without completing them to invite the viewer to participate in creating meaning. The women she invents exist in the present but is of the imagined future in which we all have room to flourish, to tell our stories, to give and receive love, and to express the beauty and pain of the human condition. Fundamentally, her artworks are a celebration of the tenacity and vulnerability of women and clay, an interplay of history and hope.

CASEY WATERMAN

Casey Waterman was born and raised in a small rural town in New Hampshire. With over a decade of culminated work, his process and curiosity are mostly self-taught and induced. His work can include a wide range of materials and mediums but is based primarily on the creation of a cut image from a photograph, drawing, or other forms of creation of a cut image from a photograph, drawing, or other forms of visual media. In the removal of parts of the image, he is interested in the tension between what is there and what is left out, why those choices are made and not what they say, but where they lead. 
The cutouts are then reintroduced as prints, paintings, sculptures, and the cutouts are then reintroduced as prints, paintings, sculptures, and large scale murals. His curiosity and inspiration come primarily from written works and everyday experience, rather than from other visual artists.

 After establishing an idea he collects images, some not being cut until years later, which are then used to help investigate choices and insight new questions. For Casey, the process and the work are not separate entities but an amalgamation where each facet is of importance and worth heeding. As an ongoing process of personal exploration, he continues to investigate and create at his studio in Little River, Miami. 
Casey attended Keene State College receiving a bachelor’s degree in architecture. He has worked as a preparator in museums and galleries both in New England and Miami. He most recently spent two years as assistant to the formerly local Miami artist Enrique Martinez Celaya, gaining valuable insight and education. Of which, what it means to call one's self an artist as well as the importance of being honest about your intentions and keeping your actions faithful. Casey’s work can be found in private collections along the eastern seaboard.

 

BUNNY YEAGER

Bunny Yeager (born Linnea Eleanor Yeager; March 13, 1930) is an American photographer and former pin-up model.
Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., Yeager became one of the most photographed models in Miami. After retiring from modeling, she began her career behind the camera. She met Bettie Page in 1954 and took most of the photographs of her that year. Along with photographer Irving Klaw, Yeager played a role in helping to make Page famous, particularly with her photos
in Playboy magazine.  Yeager remained a successful photographer. She took the well-known still images of Ursula Andress on the beach in the 1962 James Bond film Dr. No and discovered many other notable models. 
In early 2010, the Warhol Museum held the first exhibition of Bunny's work. Most of the photographs in the exhibit came from Bunny's book "How I Photograph Myself" published by A.S.Barnes & Co. 

 

CELSO CASTRO 

Celso Castro-Daza was born in Valledupar, Colombia. He has a BFA from Pratt Institute, 1981and has exhibited extensively in Latin America and the U.S.

 

Celso Castro’s work is a bare-bulb erotic photo foray into the underbelly of Colombia’s drug world. Castro’s labor-intensive, photo-collage works of drug kingpins, smugglers, hit men, countrymen, street vendors, soldiers, paramilitaries, kidnappers, and pimps pose showing with pride their erect penises to the voyeuristic viewer. They look back at us with a shameless stare. They play the game that moves between vanity and seduction.

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