Natasha Loewy is a visual artist based in Oakland, California. She primarily works in sculpture and collage. Much of her artwork is comprised of pure geometric forms and figurative elements. Through this fusion, she aims to create sculptures and collages that are structurally spare and contribute to a conversation about the formal and theatrical qualities of minimalism.
Loewy studied painting and photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008. She has shown her artwork at exhibition spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington State, Vermont, and Louisiana. Currently, she's an art teacher at a public high school in Oakland, CA. In the Fall of 2018, she will begin studying at San Francisco State University as a Master of Fine Arts candidate.
Joshua Davis is a blacksmith and sculptor working primarily with metal. Most of his work is process oriented and demonstrates the evolution of an ordinary piece of metal into something else. His work is strongly influenced by nature and the environment. Some sculptures are kinetic and move with wind, while others are static and sit delicately balanced.
Davis went to school at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 2008-2010. Shortly after taking a blacksmithing class through the Art Students League of New York, he left school and attended their residency program in Sparkill, NY. After being a resident for a few months, he stayed on as a live-work artist-in-resident for three years. With great teachers and mentors, daily classes, a constant influx of new residents, and unrestricted access to a metal shop and forging equipment, these few years were extremely influential and productive for him.
Currently, he works as a property caretaker on a lilac farm in Cherry Valley, NY. He is also renovating the house and studio where the Pikes Falls Visual Art Residents will live. He maintains a studio practice in Vermont and New York.
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