If the name Barnaby Whitfield conjures up images of the circus, that wouldn’t be entirely inappropriate. You might recognize his work from covers he has illustrated for The Dresden Dolls. This Brooklyn-based artist lives in a world populated by his own mythology of blushing youths, supermodels, Abraham Lincoln, and birds.
My friend Katya Usvitsky is a great Brooklyn-based artist who does a lot of textile-based work. I really like her recent pieces where she fills nylons with little wads of fiber to create weird, unsettling, organic forms.