Best of CH 2020: Interviews

Reflecting on the group of multi-talented, multi-disciplinary, inspirational creatives we spoke with this year

Year in and year out, perhaps even more so during this global pandemic, we desire conversations with creative people and the opportunity to understand their motivations and processes. Be they artists and designers or innovators and inventors, those driving us toward the future and beyond have valuable insight to share—and we at CH delight in conveying it to our readers. This year, while not in-person, …

Studio Visit: Artist Michael Lotenero

Inside his Pittsburgh studio, the artist details the processes behind his "circular" portfolio

Faces find you in artist Michael Lotenero‘s Pittsburgh studio. They mark your arrival, watch you from the walls, peer from behind stacks of nature-inspired abstraction. In addition to the artwork, we were lucky to be greeted by Lotenero’s face when we visited, as he took us through unmarked drawers full of collage-like experiments. In his practice, Lotenero embraces the recognizability found in his otherwise abstract …

Studio Visit: Ceramicist Jen Dwyer

Rococo decadence from the artist on the ground floor at the Wassaic Project

In a former corner office on the 10th floor of 625 Madison Avenue, artist Jen Dwyer and curator Lauren Hirshfield transported guests of this year’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show into a decadent Rococo dreamland. The installation, appropriately entitled “Dreamer’s Delight” supported dozen of Dwyer’s ceramic art pieces: anthropomorphic teapots, tarot cards and curling fingers, among them. Less than a week after the art fair closed, we …