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.



Eduardo Mata Icaza born in Costa Rica in 1984 is an artist graduated from the School of Fine Arts in the University of Costa Rica. He currently lives and workes in Marseille, France.  Icaza’s paintings mixes realistic, anatomical images of the human body with abstract shapes lines and looks at ideas of humanity and existence has been shown in both solo and group exhibitions. 



Unsettling New Portraits of Women by Troy Brooks

During the late Italian Renaissance, ‘Mannerist’ artists had technically mastered the nude and began playing with her proportions. Toronto based artist Troy Brooks uses the same visual language in his figurative paintings of elongated women. The ‘women of Troy’ are characteristically fashion forward and emotionally indifferent; caught between moments of boredom, rebellion, and transformation. Often, his blonde ‘heroine’ is compared to Psycho’s Norma Bates, which might cast her as a manipulative she-devil. She is posed in weird environments of soft colors that match her pale white skin. Her abnormally stretched limbs are almost torturous-looking and unsettling, complimenting Brook’s bizarre themes. His latest oil paintings (which we first posted in December) seems to abandon this technique in favor of simpler compositions. “The next bunch of my girls are starting to move like a walking bass line,” he shares. In “A Certain Sacrifice”, a temptress slouches against a white backdrop with a glint in her eye and lipstick smeared across her face. Brooks, who has no formal training, is also experimenting with glazing, which he admits is a tedious process. As he focuses on transformation thematically, his visuals also transform.