Ever wonder what a Parisian production of Cats would look like after a few too many absinthes? Wonder no more as the dozens and dozens of cat portraits by Gregory Jacobson relieves you of the creative strain of placing heavily exaggerated expressions, makeup, and green lighting to cats of all breeds. The first glance will have you recoil as your brain struggles to decipher the difference between the human attributes seamlessly blended into the form of a cat: blood-shot eyes, swollen lips, and buck-teeth, they begin to resemble clowns with their grotesque faces and undomesticated makeup styles. Nodding to Toulouse Lautrec’s highly linear approach emphasizing contour, Jacobson captures the essence of 19th Century Parisian “glamour” that could only be inspired by the sneers, smirks, and silliness of our favorite feline friends: cats.
This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]
A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.