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Artist Interview: Calvin Ma

November 13, 2014

ME: What was your inspiration for this show and how did you come up with the idea? CM: Toys were a big part of my formative years in helping me cope with my inability to socialize, but movies, cartoons and video games definitely had a helping hand as well. For this show, I selfishly wanted to sculpt some of my favorite pop culture themed vehicles, but also thought it would be an interesting way to view my own struggles with social anxiety through the context of those nostalgic images.   ME: What is the significance of the wood-like house figures in your work? Is there any underlying symbolism there? CM: The house theme comes from me being such a homebody, so when I do...

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Artist Interview: Tara Krebs

August 11, 2014

ME: What was your inspiration for this show and how did you come up with the idea? TK: The illustrations in the books I read as a child were always really important to me. If I didn't feel a connection to the artwork then it was hard for me to absorb the words that went along with it. Somewhere along the way, I became interested in the idea of making images that looked as though they had been ripped from a story book, the idea being that the characters would seem to be a part of an ongoing narrative, and that people would have to interpret their own story. I thought it would be pretty interesting to put together a whole collection...

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