Thursday, July 17, 2008

A few friends of note

Yesterday was my birthday, so I took the day off. Today I would like to introduce some terrific New York artists who also happen to be good friends of mine:

Abigail Feldman photographs the intimate and overlooked details of daily life. Her work deals with intimacy and alienation, the fear of knowing too much about others and of being known. Vulnerability and detachment characterize the work, which focuses on the clues people leave within their surroundings that provide insight into their inner lives. Abigail got her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and her BFA from Bard College.

Damaso Reyes bridges photojournalism and fine art in his work, which examines cultural specificity and universal connections around the globe. Damaso has photographed in Africa, Europe, Asia and all over the Western Hemisphere. His current project, The Europeans, chronicles the changing face of the new, multi-ethnic Europe in the wake of the European Union. Damaso got his BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Linda Draper is a singer-songwriter known for sweet and haunting melodies woven through with intense emotion. Linda's soft voice and unassuming demeanor draw listeners into a dreamlike state, while the fearless honesty of her lyrics can be a sharp wake-up call. She has written and recorded several self-published albums on her own, and recorded with The Voices, Major Matt Mason and other downtown/antifolk characters on the scene. She studied Music Composition at SUNY Purchase.

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