Melissa creates sculptures and installations that integrate light, shadow and movement into space-transforming artworks. Experimenting with different materials, she searches for new ways to understand the relationships between line, form, planes, and volume.
Interaction, transformation and kinetics are at the core of her work, with the goal of pushing boundaries between the dimensions and between different disciplines. From her beginnings in jewelry design, Melissa's practice has evolved to include sculpture and installations that address the tension between structure and fluidity; systems and chaos; movement and transformation; perception and reality.
Kenny was born in Toyota City, Japan, raised in Utah, and currently resides in Miami, Florida. He holds a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Utah. He has exhibited his work most recently at Jancar Gallery (Los Angeles), Swenson Gallery (Miami), the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Torrance Art Museum. Riches' second feature film, The Strongest Man, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. He is Vice President of The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists, which provides grants and support to filmmakers and playwrights, founded in memory of David Fetzer.
heather smith / http://heatherkaismith.com / calgary, AB canada
Heather Kai Smith uses drawing and the process of observation as the foundation of her multi-disciplinary practice. Over the past ten years Smith has actively contributed to her local arts community through artist-run centre directorial work and workshop facilitation, and has regularly exhibited her artwork locally and abroad. Her practice is rooted in examining sincerity of self through the act of production, the culture of display and the desire to give the invisible a shape.