South Korean, New York-based artist Ran Hwang uses buttons from the fashion industry to create large-scale, often immersive installations. The artist describes her process of hammering thousands of pins into a wall akin to a monk meditating. Both practices rely on repetition and result in something mystical.
Annapolis based multimedia artist Jeff Huntington make connections between seemingly opposing images using patterns and emotion. It was his father, the subject of his painting series "Plaques and Tangles" (2010), who first introduced him to oil painting at the age of eight. That particular series was a turning point in the artist's career, when multiple perspectives began creeping into his works. Since then, Huntington has made increasingly layered portrayals of the human condition.