Artist Spotlight: Matthew Swarts

The Alternatives. al·ter·na·tive ôlˈtərnədiv/ adjective adjective: alternative 1. (of one or more things) available as another possibility. “the various alternative methods for resolving disputes” “an alternative route” (of two things) mutually exclusive. “the facts fit two alternative scenarios” relating to behavior that is considered unconventional and is often seen as a challenge to traditional norms. “an alternative lifestyle” noun: alternative; plural noun: alternatives 1. one of two or more available possibilities. “audiocassettes are an interesting alternative to reading”… Read More Artist Spotlight: Matthew Swarts

Artist Spotlight: Alma Haser

Alma Haser, Patient No 5 from the “Cosmic Surgery” series. Courtesy of De Soto Gallery.

Imagine a world in which plastic surgery would allow you to scramble your facial features, protecting you from surveillance technology. That’s the conceit behind Alma Haser’s “Cosmic Surgery,” a sci-fi-tinged series in which the artist photographs her subjects, then folds their faces into intricate origami designs.… Read More Artist Spotlight: Alma Haser