Dates: August 1, 2009 – September 11, 2009
Union Cap of Madison is a worker cooperative. The folks at union work it, own it, run it, (kinda sounds like a dance move, eh?) For most members, Union is more than just a workplace. It is a community working democracy. So in that tradition, Union Cab is excited to present an art show featuring:
Angela Braun – By their very nature, plants have attracted my attention for many years. Quietly emanating the cycle of life with tenacious exuberance and stunning adaptations, they bestow on us their elegant beauty sustenance and occult elixirs and toxins.
Just recently I began exploring the art of depicting these organic, diverse wonders using graphite pencil. While I consider myself a dilettante, I aim to continue creating botanical portrayals and hope to incorporate other media types in the future.
Ceallaigh – Born in Green Bay, WI. Youngest of 8. Lived a block away from Lameau Field for my first 18 years. I live to learn. Became impassioned in my art when I moved to Door County for the second time around in 1991-1992.
Ron Esser – I really like making things. I started working in glass 30 years ago and its just as exciting today as then to see liquid glass transform and cool, seeing ideas move into reality. Exploring glass and its many forms allows me the opportunity to express my vision. Mostly it’s just fun.
What’s there to say about Highflyer#13? – Not much, he’s a drunk who wakes up in the morning and finds strange art pieces he may, or may not have done. He will continue to make artwork till the final day when he dies in a strange weather ballooning accident.
Kristin Forde – Loves looking at, arranging, and looking at art.
Ingrid Francies Stark – I’ve been making jewelry out of everything that holds still long enough since the age of 10. (Most of my friends are real active.) I’ve been drawing pictures since I could hold a pencil (about age three.) I have always been fascinated by Celtic knotwork and interfacing, and especially the zoomorphic designs. Those are the ones with animals tied in knots. These days, I’ll put Celtic knots on anything.
Some years ago I started doodling on waybill envelopes. In those days the envelopes were manila, not black. Other Union Cab drivers seemed to appreciate my efforts, and some even told me they always tried to find one of “my” envelopes to drop their waybills in at the end of their shifts. The Celtic Union Cab logo used on the posters for this show was originally drawn on a waybill envelope.
Jeremy Parker – is an obnoxiously pretentious writer, artist, and photographer. Every word he writes, every picture he takes is transcendentally magnificent and divinely inspired. Your failure to agree obviously demonstrates how far from grace you have fallen. Your failure to find the humor in this bio demonstrates a similar predilection. Admit your lowly stature and bask in my glory! Just kidding. Jeremy likes writing stories and taking pictures and driving taxi. The End.
Nino Rodriguez – comes to Madison by way of New York and Los Angeles. His recent work includes political graphics and protest posters, free for anyone to use (www.know-our-enemy.net) Nino’s digital media works, short videos, and films have been exhibited widely since 1988 and received numerous awards.
Fred Schepartz – has driven nights at Union Cab since 1988. He’s an editor, publisher and a science fiction, fantasy and horror writer. He’s published and edited Mobious: The Journal of Social Change, a left-wing magazine of fiction, poetry and commentary, since 1989. His first novel, Vampire Cabbie, was published last year. Fred’s photography is his first foray into the visual arts. The work is all in film. All the processing and print-making was done by hand, in the darkroom.
Diane Sing – I have studied photography for almost ten years. I use anything from an old SLR to a new modern digital camera. My goal as an artist is to try to see ordinary objects and situations in a new light and try to portray that to the viewer. The world around us holds unimaginable beauty if we just stop to see it. My perspective can be best summed up by Henry Miller when he said “Develop interest in life as you see it, in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.”