[Lightbox] is a back-lit, 48 in x 48 in, curated public art opportunity. This rotating solo moment encapsulates our mission of transforming the ordinary and mundane into the illuminated and unexpected. It’s location is at street level. We’re in a high foot traffic area near the Yale Art Gallery, Yale School of Art; coffee shops, retail spaces, and restaurants. Artwork rotates on a 5-week schedule and is publicized through various social media and publications.
We welcome artists who consider light sources, community engagement, and neighborhood spaces part of their process.
[Lightbox V] Man Tin
Man Tin, a digital artist based in Hong Kong. His artworks have been exhibited both locally and overseas including Vienna Austria and Beijing China. Man graduated from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and possessed a correspondence Master’s Degree in Media Cultures. His research interests lie in the field of Visual Culture, Digital Art and Evolutionary Psychology. He is currently working as Program Manager/ Lecturer at LiPACE, Open University of Hong Kong, and he is responsible for teaching digital imaging, photographic art, culture and design, and courses in art and design related disciplines
[Lightbox IV] Miao Zhao
Miao Zhao, an independent artist based in Beijing and New York. I had been learning and working as a graphic designer for many years, but during this period of time while I was working daily full-time, I realized that I was contradicting my very existence. Now, to squeeze more time for my art career, I become a part-time designer and work 3 days a week. Ironically most of my ink artworks were finished during the time while I was still having a day job. By any chance you were curious about my commercial works, you can find them in miaowzhao.com, even though I don’t recommend you do that.
[Lightbox III] Linda Lindroth
For the past four years I have concentrated my attention on presenting ephemeral relics of a bygone time to audiences in galleries and museums. I sought to engage the viewer by presenting high resolution images of decaying packaging for visitors to study close up revealing details of decomposition, fading, and marked with the passage of time. The broader question is while we see these remains, what we’ve lost are the jobs and industries that required the packaging that is depicted in my photographs. If we no longer manufacturer scissors, why does the deteriorating bit of cardboard that once held pinking shears manufactured in Newark, NJ in a plant with workers, a union and a steady flow of revenue, matter any more at all.
The images that are most arresting are those with vibrant colors and highly detailed surfaces. The silhouetting makes them appear to float in space. Backlit as duratrans film positives, the images will beckon in the night suspended, encapsulated in a showcase: a box of another kind.
[Lightbox II] Aaron Mcelroy
Aaron McElroy (b. 1978, Daytona, FL) Currently living someplace on the east coast of the United States, He started making photographs in 2005.He has had solo shows at Horton Gallery NY, NY, and at Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR.. His work has been in group exhibitions at FOAM Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, Chelsea Art Museum, NY, NY, and Noorderlicht gallery Groningen, NL,Chasm Gallery Brooklyn,NY amongst others. since 2013 Aaron has published 12 monographs and 8 anthologies. As part of the collective AM projects, he was included in Nocturnes, a limited edition six person box set, designed and published by dienacht Publishing. Nocturnes was selected for “The books we loved” in 2012 by Time Magazine, and was part of the exhibit ICP Triennial, International Center for Photography, NY, NY. he is currently working on his 13th monograph entitled Sugar to be published by Magnetic Editions early 2016
[ Lightbox I ] Laura Marsh
Dream Diversely: 2014
Laura Marsh is an American installation artist who explores political and personal narratives. She now works primarily with silkscreened and printed imagery on fabric. She received her M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art in Sculpture, CT, in 2009 and her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art, OH, in Painting in 2006. Marsh has attended several residencies including Zona Imaginaria in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, Tilton Residency in Beijing, China, as well as Yale Norfolk Summer School of the Arts and Music in Norfolk, CT. She has exhibited at various venues including the Art Lot in Brooklyn, NY, Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT, Newman Popiashvili Gallery in New York, NY, Marc Jancou Contemporary in New York, NY, Edgewood Gallery at Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT, and the Cleveland Foundation in Cleveland, OH. Marsh is currently a Visual Thinking Instructor and Director of Seton Art Gallery at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT.