Precog Magazine

DALIA AMARA

 




Dalia Amara is an American-Jordanian multidisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York with a practice based in photography, video and performance art. Amara received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and her BFA from Columbia College Chicago. Her work uses the domestic space or photo/video studio as a staging ground for sites of trauma, desire, and banality. Amara’s recent photographs and videos are invested in the visual language of feminine beauty, and the anxieties of assimilating to cultural expectations. Born to multi-ethnic parents, and raised in the US, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar and UAE, the ever-changing home, along with the varying and at times contradictory cultural expectations, have all been at the heart of Amara's motivations in her work. Amara has been featured in Paper Journal (UK), Art F City, and The Art Newspaper. She most recently participated in "Skin Dips," a two-person exhibition with Florencia Escudero at Selena Gallery in New York. Her work will be included in the forthcoming group exhibition “In Pursuit of the Perfect Pose” at Gallery 44: Centre for Contemporary Photography in Toronto.


   
   http://www.daliaamara.com/

              





                   
                   Assimilation, 2016, 20”x16” Print

                   






                                     
                                      Modified Balloon, 2016, 30”x45” Print





 


                                     
                                    Lips, 2017, 42”x63” Print 







                   
                   I’ll Be Your____________,2017, 32”x23”Print 







                 
                 Still frame from Posing, 2017






PANAYIOTIS
TERZIS


Panayiotis Terzis (b. 1983, Thessaloniki, Greece) lives and works in New York City. Recent exhibitions include: Endless Biennial, Elizabeth Foundation, New York (2016); Nieves and Innen Zine Library, Swiss Institute, New York (2016); and Spring/Break Art Show 2016, (curated by Andrea McGinty) Moynihan Station, New York (2016). His work has been featured in publications including Vice Magazine, Mould Map II, Zine Soup, Salt Hill, Gigantic Worlds, Cosmos, and Creeps Annual, and he has worked with American Apparel, Digitaria, and other brands. His artist books, zines and print editions are held in the permanent collection of the MoMA Library, the Brooklyn Museum, the New York Public Library and the collection of Stanford University among others. He teaches printmaking and color theory at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons.  

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Stephen Miguel Decker is an artist based in New York. He has participated in a yearlong residency program at the MoMA PS1 Print Shop as a part of the artist-collective ALLGOLD, presented an evening-long performance to inaugurate the Filipino American Museum and extends his activities as a DJ on the London-based station NTS Radio, where he hosts a monthly show, NODE. Stephen often works in the areas of sound/music and more recently in web development/design. He is currently a part-time lecturer at The New School where he has taught classes on sound as an artistic medium and experimental publishing methods.











DEADNAME


BENJAMIN I. J. MINTZER
& CHRIS Eh


Deadname is a two-piece punk band from Brooklyn, New York (Chris Eh: Guitar/Bass/Programming; Benjamin: Vox/Keys). Drawing equal inspiration from 80s dance and hardcore punk, the band's sound aims to answer the question: 'What would the Jekyll-and-Hyde approach of Bad Brains sound like if you swapped the reggae and homophobia for synth-pop and radical queer consciousness?'

After releasing a handful of singles last fall, the band  is currently toiling away on their first EP and putting together a summer trek around the U.S.


      













Catherine Telford-Keogh is an artist currently based in Toronto, ON. Her work examines the visual and material language of objects and their relationship to the body through sculpture and video. She makes abstractions using recognizable forms such as tables and trays that act as display strategies and containers for aqueous or encrusted material and objects alluding to the body.

Catherine’s work begins from intuitive responses to ubiquitous and mass-produced objects and advertising whose aesthetics and material language override intended use or promise. She amplifies this tension though interventions in quantity, function, assemblage, scale and material to explore the absurdity of our idea of an object and its reality.

Catherine incorporates materials such as real and fake food, NyQuil and Internet images in her work. These materials change one’s mood, desire, chemical and hormonal makeup and challenge a sculpture’s purported inertia and autonomy. Caretaking is a process integral to each sculpture because perishable materials require continuous replenishment, which is an extension of their making in the studio.


























Randi Shandroski is a Canadian born artist living in Boston, MA. In January of 2014, she founded LACTIC Incorporated, an avant-garde clothing brand that takes the detritus of corporate life and reinterprets it into one-of-a-kind structural garments that challenge the polarization of gender and critiques existing power structures. LACTIC is a collaborative effort that brings together the talents of several creatives to produce runway shows, installations, photoshoots and performances.

Many of the clothes are made from discarde; advertising banners, which are thoughtfully cut up and reconfigured in a way that subverts corporate culture and underscores the absurdity of modern advertising. LACTIC believes that what you wear can have the power to affect change in the wearer and alter people's perception of the world around them.






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