Fall SOLOS 2013


Kristina Bilonick
Folklore, a multi-media installation, is an exploration of the Bilonick's personal history using information culled from a variety of sources: family members, newspapers, the internet, and her own memories. The artist will present an abstract timeline that parallels the lives of the artist and her father during a period of time when they were not in communication. The works also explore a cultural duality based on the artist's Panamanian and American heritage. Bilonick is an artist, independent curator, and founder of Pleasant Plains Workshop in Washington DC.

Amy Chan
Antimatter includes up to 12 new paintings and a large scale wall piece done on site. The paintings will expand on themes currently developed, using gouache and acrylic on paper. For the mural, Chan will incorporate saturated colors, lots of layers, and playful compositions using faux finishing techniques learned from YouTube. Chan is an adjunct faculty member of Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University

Matthew Fishel
Fishel employs tools typically used in film and game art workflows to create animations for installation in gallery spaces. Though ponderous and quiet, unease and doom pervade the invented scenes, which evoke science fiction and historical military technology. Fishel received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 and had his first solo exhibition in Massachusetts at Fine Arts Work Center in 2011. He currently lives and works in Baltimore.

Ping Shen
Shen's work emphasize the contrast between contemporary urban life in America and in China using the ancient Gongbi technique. For the American series, she uses photos of American and Chinese models posed on Arlington street corners. Shen received her MFA from the Anhui Normal University in Wuhu, China

Paul Thulin
For FALL SOLOS 2013, Thulin's proposal focused on further exploring his photographic sequence of large inkjet prints called Pine Tree Ballads by building an installation using the prints, video, audio, and sculptural/olfactory objects that will enhance the imagery. The exhibition space will be transformed into a multi-sensory experience of narrative about family and myth, centered upon a small farmhouse on Gray's Point. Thulin is represented by Modernbrook Gallery in San Francisco and ADA Gallery in Richmond VA. He is the Graduate Director of the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jennie Thwing
Thwing's exhibition will include wall projections and flat screen monitors of her fascinating video work. She creates imaginary narratives that make reference to her history, ideology, social context, family mythologies, and dreams. Her subject matter ranges from miniature animated dioramas to historical reenactments. Thwing is Associate Professor of Art at Rowan University. She received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art and her MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Stephanie Williams
Williams' work concerns body topography, play, home, and pose. Working with fabrics and utilitarian materials, she creates sculptures that focus on the process of fragmentation and reorientation of fragments. Her exhibition will include drawings that evolve during the run of the show: viewers will be invited to add their marks; the artist then reconfigures the drawings, using the original and later additions.Williams received an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and an BFA in Painting from James Madison University. She will have a solo exhibition at the Hillyer Art Space in 2013.