NLS presents Open Studios with Varun Baker and Michael Elliott

By Deborah Anzinger Sunday, January 6th, 2013 Categories: Art Residencies, Updates

2013 is off to a great start as NLS hosts the first ever open studio for our first set of studio artists, Varun Baker and Michael Elliott. Join us Saturday, January 12 to meet Michael and Varun and see what they’ve been up to for the last month and a half in the NLS space.

Varun Baker is a photographer whose previous work explored the relationship between multiculturalism and midlife subcultures. Additionally in his current studio practice his work has taken on a more experimental approach to photography by playing with abstraction and light.

Michael Elliott uses a metaphorical language in his painting practice to comment on politics, the economy, environment and warfare. Michael has exhibited his work at the National Gallery of Jamaica, Mutual Gallery and the CAG[E] gallery in Kingston.

Michael Elliott- Paper Trail 1. In progress 2013

The event will take place on Saturday, January 12th from 2-5pm EST. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be offered.

For more information on NLS visit the following links: 
Twitter: @NLSkingston
Phone: 927-7931/ 927-8647/ 406-9771

ABOUT NLS: NLS (new local space) is an artist-run contemporary visual art initiative in Kingston. NLS was founded as a place for visual artists making work in dialogue with contemporary issues to engage with the public, experiment with new ideas and collaborate with each other in a global context. NLS is a non-profit subsidiary of the audio recording studio and production company Creative Sounds Ltd.

Deborah Anzinger
Deborah Anzinger

Deborah Anzinger is an artist and founder of NLS, a visual art initiative in Kingston. Prior to NLS, Deborah was manager of the District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), a non-profit space in DC. Deborah was a founding member of DC-based artist collective Sparkplug and her work has been shown in DC at Civilian Art Projects, Porch Projects, DCAC, The Fridge, and Hillyer Art Space; in Arlington, VA at the Arlington Art Center and George Mason University; and in Jamaica at the National Gallery of Jamaica. Deborah’s work has been featured in the DC- and Berlin-based web journal The Studio Visit (TSV), and she is a member of Project Dispatch, an art subscription service.