Psychic Knife: Collages by Stephen Napoles
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 6-9PM
EXHIBITION DATES: March 26 - May 27
A statement from the artist: I make these stream of consciousness images with my blade utilizing magazines spanning 50 years back from many countries. My only goal in these images is excitement in color and composition, also to make people laugh sometimes. The resulting images are surreal, kaleidoscopic and often comical. I feel this method of collaging best represents the simple spontaneous thought process we all have access to. Sometimes we have no idea why we like the images we do, and that’s the beauty and mystery of art. Whether it is simple or complex.
Worthwhile Paper: Nature, Magic and Meaningful Design
Screenprints by Kristen Drozdowski
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 1st, 6-9PM
featuring music by Alejandro Rowinsky from 7-10PM
EXHIBITION DATES: May 28 - July 29
Kristen is an artist and designer living in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She creates designs and illustrations that feature a delightfully balanced blend of nature + minimalism for her collection of screenprinted paper goods, Worthwhile Paper.
Messages of positivity and love are the undercurrents that carry her work, and she believes that making art is a practice of self-healing. Printing and sharing her art stems from a deep desire to share that good energy with world in hopes it can inspire and sustain meaningful connections - whether that is a personal reconnection to nature, or a connection between people.
All Worthwhile Paper products are designed by hand in Kristen’s Ypsilanti, Michigan studio and screenprinted by her husband Steve. They print + assemble every item with love locally, using sustainable materials and practices whenever possible.