Jean Wender

Jean Wender

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Jar with Horned Lid

Saggar-fired porcelain, 7 x 8 (in)

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Jar with Horned Lid

Saggar-fired porcelain, 9 x 6.5 (in)

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Small Bowl wTiny ft

Saggar-fired porcelain, 4 x 5 (in)

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Smoke-Fired Vessel

Saggar-fired porcelain, 13 x 7 (in)

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Small Round Pot

Saggar-fired porcelain, 5 x 6 (in)

Jean Wender

American
Practices in Kansas City, KS

Throwing a successful piece demands control over the medium, a strict adherence to a series of steps. Most of my work is the result of combining separately thrown sections, carefully joined by scoring, slipping and reshaping on the wheel. In the forming, I strive for simplicity and grace. The narrow neck is the final step, much like a period at the end of a sentence. As the pot begins to dry, I burnish it to ensure a smooth, inviting surface. For me, pottery must be both a tactile and visual art form. There is deep satisfaction in this practice of an ancient craft and the honing of a skill. So it must be the rebellious child in me, the would-be alchemist, who gets an exuberant joy out of taking these carefully constructed pots, nestling them in a bed of sawdust, minerals and wood scraps, and then setting them on fire. To see the flames leap up and smoke rise like an offering to an ancient pagan god thrills me. The anticipation of witnessing the marks left by the fire’s passage across a pot’s surface is intense. The uncertainty of what will result reminds me that life is unpredictable, sometimes disappointing, but often achingly beautiful.

Jordan Marney

Jordan Marney

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Skeletal Study

Graphite and Chalk on Birch, 48 x 24 (in)

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Azteca

Oil and Acrylic on Birch, 18 x 24 (in)

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Stalactites

Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 (in)

Jordan Marney

American
Practices in Kansas City, MO

I’m Jordan Marney (but you might know me as Jordan Watkins). I’m a Florida native, but I fell in love with the Midwest as an architecture student at the University of Kansas. I’ve since set up shop as a full-time artist in Kansas City, where I currently live with my cute husband and our lovable-but-stupid pups. I’m a habitual book sniffer, bourbon drinker, food geek, and baseball fan. I’m also a lover and lifelong student of all forms of art, which brings us here.
I’ve always been interested in various subject matter, techniques, and media, and I love to incorporate different, often dichotomous artistic styles into my work.
My work reflects a unique combination of architectural, technical precision and colorful abstraction, and I love to work with both natural and unconventional materials. I’m inspired by botany, anatomy, the female body, and modernism.

Burton Morris

Burton Morris

Coffee Cup 1998

Limited Edition Serigraph, 36 x 29 (in)

Burton Morris

American 1964

Burton Morris is an American Pop Artist best known for his bold, graphic pop art paintings and depictions of various modern icons. His subject matter includes everyday objects that portray today’s popular culture.

Wei Tai

Wei Tai

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Time Square

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 (in)

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Ballerinas Blue

Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 (in)

Wei Tai

Born in Shanghai, China

Quick Facts:

Won 2006 International Portrait Competition

WEI TAI arrived in America in 1991. Since that time, he has successfully found his rightful place among the leading Chinese artists of his generation.

WEI TAI was born in a rural village south of Shanghai,China.His father was a reserved sculptor in their homeland and taught his son both sculpting and painting techniques.WEI TAI went on to be a graduate from the Shanghai Fine Art Institute. He was also an Assistant Professor of Art and Fashion design in Shanghai College.The artist served as the Chief Designer for the China Silk Corporation for seven years.This allowed him to travel to Western European countries and become exposed to differnt cultures.These travels gave birth to his longing for new expressions in art.

During his stay in America,WEI TAI’s Eastern subject matter and techniques have been influenced by European and American art traditions,resulting in an exquisite mixture and marriage of both,including Western subjects and Eastern style.He is multi-talented,working in Oil, He innovated an Unique technique Oil painting on Copper;Acrylic, watercolor and Chinese brush painting.with equal expertise while allowing each of these mediums to influence each other constantly.WEI TAI’s silk painting are breathtaking.His sculptures and bias reliefs also reflect the marriage of two art traditions.In WEI TAI’s own words”The inspiration for art can be found everywhere.”WEI TAI’s passion be seen in all his works.

Vladimir Volegov

Vladimir Volegov

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Mid Morning Chat

Embellished Canvas Print, 40 x 30 (in)

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On the Lake

Embellished Canvas Print, 40 x 30 (in)

Vladimir Volegov

Born in Chabarovsk, Russia

Born in Chabarovsk, Russia, Vladimir Volegov began painting at the age of three and his talent would be noted repeatedly throughout his adolescence. After having attended the art school “Krivoj Rog” and having served in the army, Vladimir Volegov was admitted to the Lvov Polygraphic Institute in the former Soviet Union.

Beginning in 1984 Vladimir Volegov began participating in, and winning, International Competitions for poster art.

Vladimir Volegov moved to Moscow in 1988 and before long, Vladimir Volegov’s career in commercial art was in full swing. Notable Russian publishing houses sought his talents to design posted and CD and cassette covers for musical groups. While working with the publishing houses Vladimir Volegov continued to work on his paintings and participate in exhibitions.

In 1990 Vladimir Volegov began traveling to Europe where he earned money by painting portraits on the streets of Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna and other European cities. It is with this experience he further honed his skills in depicting the human form. Over the past fourteen years, his art has evolved into the striking figurative work he creates today. Vladimir Volegov’s vibrant color palette and bold strokes coalesce to create evocative images that possess a timeless sensibility.