Nancy H. Taplin is a contemporary action painter. Dramatic brushstrokes fabricate colorful abstract shapes that interlace, building up treelike figures bursting from white backgrounds.
Sentient Being is a seminal work from her newest series of paintings, Bear Love. She writes, “Many of the legends of the polar north, as told by the Inuit elders, speak of the spirits of the great white bear and man – as being interchangeable. When the polar bears enter their dens they shed their hides and become men, and only upon returning to the frigid outdoors do they don their furs once again.”
Tom McGlynn is an artist, writer and educator based in New York City and Vermont. His art is represented in the collections of the Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian. His work has been reproduced for the cover of Artforum magazine and featured in articles in the New York Times. His most recent commission was the public sculpture, Rotterdam Stages, installed in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.