Creator and curator of the Impossible Box and resident artist, filmmaker, photographer, musician, film composer, owner of Folktek...
Emily Kepulis is an artist residing in SE Portland, Oregon. Influenced by the works of Helen Frankenthaler, Cecily Brown, and David Berman, and like the shoreline of a lake, she is known to still be waiting for the big one.
A NW Native, Nic grew up in a small town in the Columbia River Gorge. Natural beauty was commonplace. After a few childhood attempts with a disposable Kodak, she found beauty's straight capture rendered it dull.
Reinterpretation is far more interesting.
Passionate about color and lighting, Nic manipulates natural and artificial light to transform the mood, tone, and atmosphere of her work. She also juxtaposes editorial techniques with intersectional feminist themes, highlighting the dissonance.
Her inspirations include David LaChapelle, Miles Aldridge, and Holly Andres. She's also influenced by the layered storytelling of Jeffrey Eugenides and Haruki Murakami.
A freelance photographer, Nic has been involved in shoots for Nike, Base Modern, Machine Apparel, Mantel, Wolfbird, PDX Contemporary Ballet and more. Nic recently founded Suitcase Laundry, a monthly photoshoot event for women in Portland, Or.
Patrick Seeley, born 1978 in Portland, Oregon. He moved to Brooklyn in 1997 to study fine arts at Pratt Institute, graduating with the Senior Prize and a BFA in 2002. Since graduating Patrick has worked mostly in production, lighting concerts, television and movie sets. He approaches art in his studio as if he is constructing a stage/scene with drama that will play itself out for the observer. The work conveys in itself a bit of sarcasm and humor as a visual vehicle, but this tool often is used to punctuate more somber and serious undertones speaking to certain personal philosophical issues and individual confrontations dealing with current and timeless troubles of the human condition. The pieces themselves are painted with acrylic, constructed cut paper assemblages and mixed media, giving them a whimsical, colorful, and crafty appearance. Today Patrick splits his time between Portland Oregon and Red Hook Brooklyn. He continues to work in his studio and has been included in a number of group shows and is looking forward to two upcoming solo shows in 2017.