Every Thursday, we welcome a batch of new artists and artwork to UGallery. This blog series highlights our newest artists. The pair this week reach back to their roots to give our new art a nice retro feel.
Say hello to Terence Donovan and Megan Marden. Below is a snippet of their work. If you like what you see, let them know by leaving a nice comment on their profile pages and welcoming them to UGallery!
Terence Donovan is a classicist. His paintings of suburban elements and symbols of capitalism are at once vintage and modern. Terence’s fascination with the intersection of nature and man is demonstrated in his meticulous and intentional marks. Mansions, old cars, and good ole landscapes turn Terence’s collection into an iconic and extensive survey of American life.
Megan Marden ensures her childhood memories will never become extinct with humorous renditions of plastic dinosaurs. She plays with reality through a loose interpretation of these common children’s toys. Digging up the emotions of her past, Megan paints dinos in order to ease the growing pains of getting older. She paints the most colorful and provocative objects laying in her studio in order to experiment with scale, color, and the nostalgic sentiments innate with such an ubiquitous motif.
Marc Sirinsky brings a softer edge to the UGallery photography collection. His vintage shots are instantly recognizable and nostalgic. He adds a sense of confidence and comfort into his scenes through a retro photography process.
Locked away in the UGallery vault is an awesome video of Marc Sirinsky working in his home studio. As much as we’d love to share it, we don’t feel like now is the correct time to show Marc in all his glory. As a bit of a teaser, I transcribed the juiciest bits of his photograph advice for you to enjoy. Marc explains his process, his camera, and his artwork below.
Marc Sirinsky creates his work with a Carlton camera. It’s a camera that was made in the US during the late 1920’s/early 1930’s. Marc makes sophisticated photos despite its elementary settings. It has an instant setting which allows for a fixed shutter speed of about a hundredth of a second. It also has a time setting, so you can leave the shutter open as long as desired. The inside has a hollow back for 127 film. Even though this film is no longer made, Marc figured out how to use common 35 mm film with it. Due to the camera’s construction and the adjustments he’s made to it, no two photographs are the same. After Marc finishes the preliminary analog steps of his photography, each photograph is scanned and placed into the computer to undergo more modern adjustments.