Comfort Zone Showcase

Comfort Zone Showcase



Andy Ralph (b. 1982) Lake Arrowhead, CA. Ralph engages with the imaginary potentials that reside in utilitarian objects. He transforms objects, or object-structures, into humorous, critical, and provocative con- figurations that provide a depth of both aesthetic-visual texture and conceptual rigor.

Alicia Adamerovich (b. 1989) Latrobe, PA. Adamerovich makes surreal figurative work that spans drawing, painting and sculpture. Her work revolves around the tableau and how our environments have as much of a psychological effect on us as our relationships with each other. Because they are made by humans, objects provide visual information such as state, condition, age, gender and agency.

David Linchen (b. 1989) Los Angeles, CA. Linchen uses history, cultural iconography, and personal psychology as sources for networks of objects in his visual narratives. The dystopian landscapes composed from collected materials like photos, found objects or readymade images, are then mediated and archived through a digital apparatus. The resulting phantom-like images redefine and re-contextualize the image aura, and narrate a landscape which contemplates on ideas associated with death, rebirth, diaspora and self-identity.

Kyung Me (Yale MFA ‘18) During the Victorian era, a wave of criminals disguised themselves in women’s mourning garb to commit a range of crimes, from petty theft to murder. In her new work, Kyung Me explores the subversive potential of the decorative, envisioning a character who uses the front of fragility and beauty to detract from a more sinister interiority.

Ariel Davis (b. 1993) Marlton, NJ. Davis is an artist and illustrator living in Ridgewood, NY. Ariel has done work for The New York Times, The New Yorker, MIT Technology Review, Pitchfork, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Smithsonian Magazine, Lucky Peach, Lenny Letter, The Bleacher Report, Taste, The Baffler Mag, Splice, Pop-Up Magazine, and The Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Mark Zubrovich- Zubrovich’s paintings are fuzzy glimpses into an imagined homo-social space populated by homoerotic baseball-playing dog men. These are spaces where one can create a new persona. Where larger than life expressions of an inner self develop and become accepted by a wider community. In this other world, the dog-men are given permission act radically upon desire. They unabashedly show intense emotion and express intimacy without apprehension.