Date: Thursday October 10th, 2013
Easthampton City Arts
Stone Soup Concrete
Maggie Nowinski is a visual artist based in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Her artworks are frequently presented as installations and combine traditional and unusual media, audio-visual media, found objects and performative processes. The subject of her work varies from project to project often responding to site or material, and her process is embodied by an awareness of the conceptual and political inevitability of art making.
Silas Kopf has been making studio furniture since 1973. He is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in architecture. He was an apprentice to Wendell Castle for two years. In 1988 he was the recipient of a Craftman’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He used the Fellowship to study traditional marquetry methods at the Ecole Boulle in Paris with Pierre Ramond. Subsequently Kopf had the opportunity to travel and study about marquetry and inlay in Italy, England, and Sweden.
David Poppie’s recent work involves the reclaiming disposable objects in mass to create two and three dimensional works. Pieces can involve tea bags, matchbook strikes, cutlery, etc. These items are generally disregarded and ignored by the everyday person. Through the gathering of the discards of contemporary culture, he asks the viewer to reconsider the function and value of these objects.
Kim Carlino is an artist and independent curator living and working in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Carlino is interested in the contrasts of opposing forces in her work: rigidity and fluidity, structure and chaos, static and activated. Carlino received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has exhibited her paintings, drawing, woodcuts and installations widely throughout Western Massachusetts in solo and group exhibitions as well as participated in group shows in NYC and Boston.