EXPANSE 2.0: An Exploration of the Uncharted Urban opens at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth featuring artists Bisco Smith, David McCauley, Claire Kowalewski, Adrian Molina and Dennis Izquierdo. The opening reception is open to the public on Saturday, March 7th at 6pm. The exhibit will run until March 26th.
Bisco Smith is an artist steadily in search of personal truth and raw expression. His aim is to blend the experiences in life with the energy in the moment and create work that moves, questions, and inspires. Bisco's work is a blend of graffiti deconstruction, graphic design, and fine art that captures the untamed energy and uncharted environments of street style and expresses a sense of duality, spontaneity, and movement.
Adrian Molina was raised as a philosopher and became a visual artist with a fascination for theoretical physics and improvised invention. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with a Masters in Fine Arts, Molina is classically trained as an observational painter and combines this training with modern techniques and influences. Molina draws on his experience growing up in a Cuban Renaissance family and is greatly influenced by the Dada philosophies and makeshift invention of repurposing objects.
Claire Kowalewski is a high-distinction Caldwell Scholar at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of
Fine Arts (PAFA). As the birthplace of American art and the country's first fine arts school and museum,
PAFA trains many great artists and is home to one of the most important collections of American art anywhere.
Her paintings play with traditional and city lifestyles that capture the viewers eye with vivid color and unfamiliar locale.
Dennis Izquierdo is a Cuban artist living in Havana. Izquierdo explores the historical, cultural and social stories of his country through the lens of his personal experiences. He was among 12 Cuban artists exhibiting in "Dilated Biography: Contemporary Cuban Narratives" curated by Jorge Fernandez Torres at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He is a graduate of the Academy of Visual Arts "El Alba", Holguín Province, Cuba and served on the Faculty of Visual Arts at the University of Arts (ISA), Havana, Cuba.
David McCauley is a mixed media artist based in Miami. As a paralyzed artist, art has played an important role for David in overcoming tremendous personal challenges as well as being a therapeutic release. David’s artwork is a wide-ranging collection of mosaics, design, symmetry, typography, and photography.