Branam was born in Waxahachie, Texas, raised in Dallas and after having served as a Navy officer during the Vietnam War, he lived in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Depth and color mattered to Branam; the subjects of his work were secondary. In fact, most of the paintings he produced were of one model, a friend he photographed with a Polaroid in black and white.
Glen Gauthier’s uses printed ephemera to serve as a kind of time machine. He is drawn to older things, and especially the printed media from the past. The golden age of travel, imagery and typography, dusty yellowed pages of old books, brochures and documents – all of these are his inspiration that plays out in his collage work.
Arielle Austin's process-based work explores the intimate relationship between subject and viewer with layers, texture and details. Her recent works often depict an abstract scene of people, using various media and textures to portray the emotion of the setting.
Gerald Bell is presenting a series of paintings completed during a time when he was coping through a difficult marriage and divorce. While he was dealing with uncertainties, painting allowed him to work through and accept these ambiguities and changes.
Randy Padorr-Black is a commercial designer and illustrator who finds his true creativity in his recent series of collage and abstract paintings, giving him infinitely more fulfillment. The featured works are bold, simple and thoughtfully energizing.