New York, NY
Anthony Goicolea is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from photography, sculpture and video to multi-layered drawings on Mylar and large-scale installations. He holds an MFA in sculpture and photography from Pratt Institute of Art. Goicolea’s art is held in many public collections, including those of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as the Hirshhorn Museum in D.C., the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; 21C Museum in Louisville KY, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in NY. He was selected to create the first LGBT Memorial in the United States unveiled in NYC’s Hudson River Park in 2018.
With degrees in both studio art and psychology, Thomas finds connections between the two fields by creating paintings that explore the relationship between space, time, and the human experience. While predominantly an oil painter, her artistic practice also envelops aspects of writing, drawing, and collage. She questions traditional social constructs of spaces, the behavioral choices inferred from movement or objects, the meaning behind possessions, and ultimately, what humans leave behind.
Barbara Campbell Thomas
Barbara Campbell Thomas's work combines painting with quilting, overlaying their material vocabularies to create complex formal dialogues within each painting that resonate with the details of her own life and the history of each medium. She came relatively late to quilting, which she learned from her mother, but quickly realized its power as an art form traditionally practiced by women to inform and expand the range of painting.
Currently the Professor of the Practice at Duke University, Beverly McIver is widely acknowledged as a significant presence in contemporary American art. Charting a new direction as an African American woman artist, she is committed to producing art that consistently examines racial, gender, social and occupational identity. McIver’s autobiographical paintings are richly colorful and chronicle her life struggle with her African-American identity. Her 2020 self-portraits and paintings of family and friends confront her feelings and fears of the chaos and isolation brought on by a pandemic while battling racial injustice. Her voice in these works is loud, unapologetic, brave and bold and the different interpretations by white and black viewers highlights the collision of the worlds that she straddles daily.