cristin richard - (delicate ghostly lingerie made of intestine casing) I have seen cristin's work all over starting at ccs, district arts gallery, dirty show, and at kidd gallery. I think this show is beautifully curated and I think cristin's works stand strong among the other delicate, posed works - don't forget all made by women!
nicola kuperus - (all color photography) What's not to love....pretty legs, elequently posed crash victims and ladies working on or being engulfed by cars! This (above) was my favorite photo. You might recognize her as the other half of Adult...check out more pics here.
mona shahid - (encaustic on panel) You might have seen mona's works at hilberry gallery during the Summer Pack shows about a year ago. Foggy layers of thick wax cover large portraits of familar faces. Mona, a wayne grad, has work reminestant of other wayne figurative painters like wilbert, ellen phelan and kristin beaver (also in this show). I love the surface of her work - it is like looking though transparent layers of frosting into the eyes of someone you one once fantasized about!
claudia shephard - her verticle gown paintings surley fit into this show but for me this was the weakest of the bunch. They felt tight and hestitant in painting style - similar to a staged still life class.
kristin beaver - (large scale oil paintings) I was very happy to see a couple new works by kristin in this show! Her paintings are where she had left off in the latest works at meadowbrook - they are soft, pastel, ethereal, yet still in control. The subjects look less angry or confrontational like in previous works and now have squinting, powerful glares with light, flowing costumes and spotlight effects in the background color. It seems like a more staged narrative is occuring instead of subjects posed infront of a wall in traditional hipster attire.
This piece reminded me of clint snider's basement installation!