Please join us for the opening reception of Further Maybe featuring the work of FJORD members: Natessa Amin, Anthony Bowers, Liam Thomas Holding, and Chrissy Scolaro.
Natessa Amin is a visual artist whose work confronts the hybrid nature of identity through the layering of image, process, and material. As a Pennsylvania native, Amin reflects on her experience growing up in a mixed Indian-American family and navigating the complex relationships formed through the combination of contrasting cultures and religions. Amin collages pattern, color, and symbols that references moments from her past and family history while addressing the human desire to share experience. Amin received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 and is currently a full-time faculty member in the Art Department at Moravian College.
Anthony Bowers is an artist and teacher working across mediums to explore the inescapable embrace of time's effortless bear hug and the related class structures of material escapism. Coming from a painting background, Bowers received his MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Currently living and working in Philadelphia, Bowers draws on his past experiences growing up in the midwestern rustbelt and the myriad of jobs he worked before ending up in the unexpected position of doing what he loves as a career.
Liam Holding was born in New Hampshire twenty-nine years ago. He received a BFA from RISD in 2011 and has been working in Philadelphia ever since. Most of the work he has been making over the past two years attempts to freeze a moment of overlooked, or rushed views on shuffling landscapes. The act of focusing on specific images or objects is that of devotion. Though vague and fleeting, the pictures are made with a fear of the instant being otherwise lost in a cluttered transition from place to place.
Chrissy Scolaro is an artist working primarily in sculpture. For the past few years, her work has concerned itself with translating the immediacy and energy found in her small cut-paper collage works, into large scale sculptures of various mediums. The structures often reference monuments or imply utilitarianism; utilizing cut-outs, or "windows," as well as transparency and opacity, the aestheticized works necessitate a viewer's physical presence. Scolaro recently received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in the Sculpture Department. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia.