FEATURED ARTISTS

 
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Carolyn Macartney

@cmacpix | cmacpictures.com

Carolyn’s artistic background is in painting, photography and filmmaking. Macartney received her BA in Art from Smith College, where she spent a year in London studying painting at Camberwell. With the support of a DAAD scholarship, she studied painting at the Hochscule der Künste in Berlin, Germany. She attained her MFA in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her films have won awards at Ann Arbor Film Festival and Durango Independent Film Festival, among others. Carolyn has fourteen years of professional experience as a Director of Photography. Now a resident of West Texas, her most recent passion is sign-painting, and her hand-lettered signs can be seen adorning façades all over Marfa, Alpine and Fort Davis.

 
 
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JEFFREY HESTER

@jhester | RangeFinderWestTexas.com

Jeffrey Hester arrived in Marfa in 2016 after working as a professional in advertising and design for over a decade. He was coincidentally the first long-term tenant at The Lincoln.

Jeffrey is the owner-operator of Range Finder West Texas, a localized expedition company providing a peek into the “wild side” of West Texas. Jeffrey is known for his oil paintings depicting landscapes and scenes of the region (not to mention his energy and lovable personality). A selection of his work is on display — and available for purchase — at Ranch Candy on Highland Avenue.

 
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LéAna Clifton, b. Pretoria, South Africa, 1971

@leanacliftonart | leanaclifton.com

LéAna’s career as an artist spans three decades. Born with dyslexia, LéAna was exposed to art and photography at a young age by her father, an avid photographer. Through photography she discovered a portal through which to view and reflect the world around her on her own terms. In recent years, her work has moved to reject photographic traditions. Her imagery has become abstract, using the camera to ‘paint’ with light and color, more ‘sampling’ the real world across the visual plane.

LéAna photographed and produced the Marfa Cloud Series during the summer of 2017. These abstract images are derived from the long trains of shipping containers that wind through the West Texas desert. It is composed of single exposures. This work is enhanced by the predestine natural light and sky of the high-desert along with long exposure photography techniques.

ALL works on display are for sale. The photographic prints are back-mounted on polished lucite glass. These series are open editions, with limited-edition archival paper prints available.

Available sizes are: 10x14", 16x24", 24x36", and 40x60".
Priced between $375-2500, delivery in 3 weeks.
Studio tours available by appointment: 512-695-3168

 
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KRISTIN MOORE

@kdrawstheline_ | www.kristinmooreart.com
Kristin, a native Texan, moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to complete her MFA at Otis College of Art + Design. During her time living in California, Kristin spent many plane and car rides traveling back and forth between LA & Austin. Moore’s pit stops in Marfa quickly became symbolic for her studio practice. Marfa became an inspirational safe haven in between navigating fast paced LA and the quickly changing landscape of Austin. Inspired by Ed Ruscha’s work, Kristin began to document her trips through Marfa, translating these personal travel photographs into the atmospheric paintings she creates today.

 
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SHEA SLEMMER

sheaslemmer.com | @sheaslemmer

Shea is a painter based in Savannah, New York, and Marfa.

“I am interested in moments of clarity: those specific instances when I don’t know if I am dreaming or wide awake. When communication is easy and I can see pathways into the future. I find truth in the ritual of incorporating pigment into oil and like a scientist, tend to get very involved with alchemy and palette. The paintings that develop are not happy accidents. They are calculated tests on the boundaries of control.”

 
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BRIEN LAUTMAN

@blackbootsroam | brienlautman@hotmail.com

Brien Lautman has long been compelled by the light, lines and expanse of the Western U.S. high desert. For nearly 30 years, he has been working exclusively with Polaroid instant and B&W 35mm film to document the people and places of the West. By design, Brien often chooses a soft focus for his Polaroid work, which elicits singular colors and an intentional ambiguity regarding subject and space.

His limited-edition work is produced through a large-format giclee print method on archival papers. Original Polaroid images are reproduced in large format with a 4X5 camera outfitted with a Betterlight digital scan back, and the finest Schneider lenses. This generates a custom color or B&W profile, ensuring consistent tonal and color fidelity.