July 17, 2018

At the Intersection of Nature and Humankind

At the Intersection of Nature and Humankind

Fabrice Poussin’s Photography Fabrice Poussin loves his camera, and it is quite clear his camera loves his subjects. He shoots in both color and black and white, and it quickly becomes evident that his eye finds many diverse visual subjects from the intersection of nature and humankind in front of his lens. Please click on the individual photos to see a full-screen view. Ancient Feast   Bearing the Future By the Garden   Dance   Fire and Ice   Her Composition   Jail for the Senses   Last Smiles   Lost Hope   Saving Dreams ***     Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and dozens of other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch…

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July 3, 2018

Virtuality: Steve Sangapore’s Skateboard Art

Virtuality: Steve Sangapore’s Skateboard Art

Congratulations to Steve Sangapore, our Visual Arts barista, for his new line of Skateboard Art! Steve has had a passion for skateboarding since he was a kid, so combining it with his artistic talents was a perfect blend. His foray into selling his art in a totally different way than most painters gives him a new audience for his work and a new outlet for his work to be on display. Below you can see preview photos of his new work. You can buy his Virtuality series of skateboard decks online or in stores in Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Click any image to enlarge.     Steve Sangapore is the Visual Arts barista at the Fictional Café. His paintings and new skateboard decks can be found on his website. You can follow him on…

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June 3, 2018

Blake Brasher: Creating A Sense of Wonder

Blake Brasher: Creating A Sense of Wonder

Blake Brasher is a visual artist working in mixed media painting and installation. His colorful abstractions are reflections on the nature of reality and what it is like to be a thinking being in a universe that is at once beautiful and terrifying. Blake came to Cambridge to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and has lived in the Boston area ever since. Feeling pulled between the fine arts and the sciences, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design at MIT while cross-registering for painting classes at Harvard and doing robotics research at the MIT Media Lab. While Blake would not mind earning fame and fortune from his artwork, his primary interest is in the work itself and in exposing his work to as large an audience as possible. He…

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April 18, 2018

Emily Brodrick’s Fanciful Constructions

Emily Brodrick’s Fanciful Constructions

Many thanks to Steve Sangapore, our Visual Arts Barista, for introducing all of us to Emily Brodrick’s dynamic, colorful textile art. Emily graduated from Hampshire College in 2014 where her study of fiber art culminated in a solo show titled “Why Color Makes Me Giggle.” Her knitted and crocheted works are often repetitive, vibrantly colorful, with an organic feel. With them, she explores themes such as gender stereotypes, craft traditions, functionality and play.  She is currently exhibiting in the Neoteric Abstract Art VI show at the Limner Gallery in Manhattan. Emily’s Artist Statement: “After 4 years of primarily working in fiber, over the past year or so my work has become steadily less textile-focused. I have been trying to deconstruct my practice to understand what drives my need to create on a psychological level and to…

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April 11, 2018

Congratulations to Barista Steve Sangapore!

Congratulations to Barista Steve Sangapore!

    We’re proud to announce that Steve Sangapore, FC’s Fine Arts Barista, has his work on exhibition in “Creature,” a new multi-artist show at the Long Island City Arts Open Gallery at The Factory. The exhibition is open now – 24/7!! – and runs through May 11, 2018.  Learn more here, but the pictures tell more of a story. Best of all, go see it in person at The Factory, 30-30 47th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. Congratulations, Steve!        

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March 7, 2018

Blurring Time and Realities: The Art of David Thomas

Blurring Time and Realities: The Art of David Thomas

Artist’s Statement: My work is centered around a blurring of time and realities. The figures I paint touch on themes of old mythologies and older magic; the kind of half-truths and false memories that persist through generations. I set out to capture the fear and wonder I feel as I walk through our plane. I try to image other planes and realities that may connect and interact with ours in ways we might not be able to understand. My work is attempt to capture realities that may be lurking just beyond our reach. “Boundless” – 36×36″   “Wastelayer” – 36×36″   “Never Lost” – 36×36″   A work in progress ***         David Thomas is currently living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He paints haunting figures inside surrealistic landscapes using a unique style of fingerprinting….

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February 11, 2018

Introducing Steve Sangapore, FC’s New Visual Arts Barista

Introducing Steve Sangapore, FC’s New Visual Arts Barista

We’re incredibly proud to introduce Steve Sangapore, our new visual arts barista. Steve is a contemporary surrealist painter based in Boston, MA. He is a 2013 graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT, where he earned a dual-B.A. in studio art and graphic design. His interest in science and philosophy has been the driving force behind much of his latest work. His incredibly unique, awe-inspired view on those topics has led his paintings to be exhibited nationally and published in art magazines and journals, including Art Business News, Creative Quarterly, Artscope, and  Art Reveal Magazine. You can see how widely his art has been on public view at his website About page. Several of  Steve’s works appear beneath his Artist’s Statement. We’re looking forward to him introducing new artists and perspectives on the visual arts to you,…

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December 3, 2017

Charlotte Madézo’s Paintings: Flights of Fancy

Charlotte Madézo’s Paintings: Flights of Fancy

Galerie ZonZon is featuring Charlotte Madézo’s paintings this month. Charlotte’s work portrays everyday scenes tinged with  delightful surrealism. These paintings portray flights of fancy – or, perhaps, fantasy if you prefer – elegantly embodied by the lanky characters which give her work at once a sense of humor and poetry. Each one is like a mischievous children’s tale where the artist creates the magic that makes her paintings so special. Artist’s statement: “My luminous universe evolves between sea and garden in an incessant search for harmony and balance. Invention of an imaginary and colorful world nourished by Mediterranean stopovers where fantastic characters come alive, even surrealistic, playing on curves, reliefs and various collages. Colors, shapes and materials, treated in unexpected shortcuts, propose a world free from the constraints that we usually impose on the weight of being, jostling our…

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October 26, 2017

Paula Park’s Tree Photography

Paula Park’s Tree Photography

Artist’s Statement: I gravitate toward trees, as I grew up in a forest and I find being surrounded by trees soothing. As you can see from my photos, I don’t photograph with my eye for splendor and colorful foliage. Trees to me touch a darker quieter spot in myself. Rain, fog, and trees go together for me; they speak to the soulful and reflective side of ourselves, a dark wisdom. Please click on the images to see in full screen view. Editor’s Note: The poet Joyce Kilmer wrote, “I think that I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree.” Our hearts go out to Paula Park and the people of Sonoma and Napa Counties, California, who have lost so many of their beautiful trees and, all too often, more. Rejoice that the…

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