In what can be described as a mixture of Warhol's Flower Drawing and Nesbitt's Untitled Flower Drawing, Daniella Porras' graphite drawing on paper of a hand and rose has a life-like quality. With superb shading, Porras exhibits a strong foundational understanding of light. The petals are soft and draping, as they are on a real rose. The absence of thorns makes this rose one more apt for holding, as the hand in the piece does wonderfully.
A three-dimensional piece on a two-dimensional canvas, Isabelle Sichler combines acrylic paint and wire to create a pared-down, rough outline of a female figure. The three dimensions are further enforced by the shadows cast by the wire and the wire’s continuation off the edge of the canvas. The figurative piece provides just enough to the viewer to make out the female features, though enough is also left to the imagination. An unknown subject, the figure hides behind two raised hands, despite a rather revealing “top” painted in a way that nods to synthetic cubism, sans collage.
Other works by Sichler can be found here.