‘Virtual Instrument’ is going to be presented as an installation at the La Napoule’s Art Foundation show in Denver. Visitors can wave their hands and play music in front of a screen, or use an Android tablet to generate the same kind of sounds. Here is how the Foundation has described the exhibition:
Sponsored by La Napoule Art Foundation, Do You See What I See? is an exhibition and community outreach program that offers children and their families a dynamic and immersive arts experience through exposure, education, and experiential art-making.
The exhibition celebrates artwork by renowned local and national artists that is engaging, interactive, and inspiring for children. Featured work meets the standards of fine art and explores the many perspectives that inform our experience of art, asking children and adults alike “Do You See What I See?”
The exhibition will be curated to connect with a younger audience as well as adults – work w…See More
Opens Thursday, September 13, 2012
Dates: September 13-October 14, 2012
Faith Ringgold (LNAF Alum, 1990)
Will Clift (LNAF Alum, 2011)
Kate Doyle (LNAF Alum, 2009)/Andrew Binkley/Brad Gordon
Michael Gadlin (LNAF Resident, Fall 2012)
Uncategorized will be Bryan Leister’s first solo exhibition in Denver since relocating here from the Washington DC area. The exhibit will be at Ironton Gallery April 8 – May 15. The installation will include in transit, an interactive installation exhibited at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2010 which includes sensor-driven video, drawings on paper, digitally created sculptures and a new figurative painting. Large-scale prints and a new interactive work (screen shot above) created for this exhibition will explore the topic of perception and our relationship to digitally created forms.
Leister’s work covers a broad range of media, reflecting his background in design and digital art. “Uncategorized” explores organic structures and questions the classification of the organic/manufactured through procedurally generated forms and user interactions. Ernst Haeckel, in Art Forms of Nature, implied that a designed aesthetic was at work in living organisms. Many of the forms in “Uncategorized” are generated through systems of mathematics and repetition, with the resulting form becoming living and manufactured simultaneously.
When: April 8th thru May 14th, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th , 6-10 pm
Open First Friday May 6th, 7-10 pm
Where: Ironton Studios and Gallery
Denver, Co 80216
I’ve put two new pieces into the Projects area of my site, a Data Visualization that I am working on and a real-time motion piece that I did for a Dance company.
in transit, an installation at UICA exploring the landscape and representation from June 11 through August 6. Above is a screen shot of the interactive projection that is part of the installation. The work combines single channel projection animation, 5-channel sound, 3D printed sculptures and original drawings. The concept revolves around explorations of the Colorado landscape and interest in depicting layers of representation to the viewer.
Utopia, perfection and illusion are some of the ideas I wanted to explore with Visions of Promise
. I recently stumbled upon the work of Ernst Haeckel and was fascinated by the beauty of his drawings and his obsessive desire to find rational structures in everything he observed. As an artist I have always been interested in creating imaginary spaces that are both real and unreal, these works represent my exploration of that space.
I’ve been working on a new site design for the last few weeks and would like to announce that it’s finally been launched! Let me know what you think!
For my design friends that are curious, the whole site is done in WordPress, which is a free content management system that you can install on most web sites. It is basically a blog setup, but it is pretty easy to customize it so that it does not look like a blog. There are a ton of cool plug-ins and built-in features that make managing a complex site very easy. For example, for my image pages I can upload all of my images at once and they are automatically formatted into a gallery. I can create a new post, and it will be added to my navigation and menu areas in the appropriate place.
This cover was designed for Pinnacle Magazine, published by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Denver.