AES+F is an artist collective of four Russian artists: Tatiana Arzamasova (1955), Lev Evzovich (1958), Evgeny Svyatsky (1957), and Vladimir Fridkes (1956). Deploying a sophisticated, poetic dialogue among sculpture, painting, drawing and architecture, and plumbing the depths of art history and other cultural canons, AES+F’s grand visual narratives explore the values, vices and conflicts of contemporary culture in the global sphere.
Syd Carpenter is a ceramics and mixed media sculptor who teaches studio art at Swarthmore College. Her recent work from the last several years focuses on ceramic portraits of African American farms and gardens. Growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where her grand mother and mother were avid gardeners, she continues the legacy of gardening at her home and studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.