Richard MacDonald

Educated in painting and illustration at the Art Center College of Design, MacDonald was successful as a commercial illustrator until his late thirties when a fire destroyed his studio, along with the accumulated works of his career as painter and illustrator. Subsequently, he began sculpting in earnest and within ten years became one of the most collected present-day figurative sculptors in America. His work has been acquired for the permanent collections of corporations such as AT&T, IBM, and Anheuser-Busch, as well as notable private collections. His work has been described as “paying tribute to the eloquence of the human form.” He is an advocate of neo-realism and figurative art, and has fostered emerging and professional artists through annual international Masters Workshops



by Elizabeth MaskaskyPosted on July 24, 2014
Mexican artist José Luis López Galván works with oil paint to create dark and unsettling scenes that can be simultaneously erotic and grotesque. His paintings further estrange the viewer by calling to mind wildly different artistic styles, from the quietly dramatic chiaroscuro of Rembrandt to the surrealism of Dali. López Galván maximizes the dramatic potential of oils, creating lush and eerie tableaux that are populated by enigmatic characters, such as anthropomorphic and lavishly attired rabbits, disembodied limbs and half-human robots. As in paintings by the Old Masters, López Galván’s storybook-like scenes often feel like allegories for a larger narrative. In this case though, the background story resembles the logic of a nightmare or a hallucination more than the workings of the divine.


The Dark Imagination of Max Kahan

Max Kahan is a Brooklyn based artist that works in charcoal, graphite and a variety of printmaking techniques, such as monoprint, etching, drypoint, and relief.

Max was born and raised in San Diego, California. He Moved to San Francisco, California in 1999, where he attended San Francisco State University, receiving a BA in Art, with an emphasis in printmaking and sculpture. Max was also a founder of the Marshal Project, an artist collective in San Francisco that curated art shows in DIY/alternative art spaces.

Max remained in San Francisco for ten years where, after finishing his undergrad, he apprenticed and worked as a carpenter, as well as illustrating and screenprinting for friends’ punk bands.

After a year of graduate school at Academy of Art San Francisco, Max dropped out of the program to move to Brooklyn, New York in 2009 to start a woodworking business with a friend, and to continue illustration and printmaking.

Max is a co-owner of Wishbone Woodworking LLC., a custom cabinet and furniture company located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He is also a member at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

In addition to contributing to Carrrier Pigeon, Max has shown artwork in New York City at Sacred Gallery, Powerhouse Arena, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Blackburn 20|20 Gallery, MF Gallery, and St Vitus.