A video installation and laser cut acrylic paintings at Walker Fine Art.
An installation created with artists Katie Caron and Justin Beard at Redline gallery in Denver.
Influence Fields was commissioned for Redline Denver’s Epic Gala fundraising event. Attendees could move the 3D printed organisms on the table, creating waves of influence on the particle stream that is projected onto the table. The orbs represented and created force fields, that attracted or repulsed the millions of particles projected.
Traversal is a collaborative work that explores the digital and physical space. Bryan Leister has written code in response to the sculptural forms created by Becky Heavner. The projection interacts with the form, avoiding it or moving onto it through the programmed behavior of agents in the projected image. Each dot represents an individual agent, that can think about where they want to go and react to changes in it’s individual situation. The lines are a palimpsest of these emergent decisions and collectively represent the movement of an entire colony of agents. Visitors can disrupt the entities by gesturing with the lights, creating new behaviors and resulting in new patterns of behavior.
Tonight two of my films, namaste and Indistinct Boundaries #2, will be shown at Denver’s Friday Flash #4. The screening will be at Champa and 14th on the large LED screen visible from the street. From the Friday Flash promo:
The Denver Theatre District and Denver Digerati present Friday Flash No.4, a program of motion based art by resident artists from Denver’s RedLine Studios. RedLine is a diverse urban laboratory where art, education and community converge, and one of the most respected artist residency programs in the region. RedLine engages approximately 15 to 20 artists at any given time for durations of up to three years, with a structure that supports both emerging and mentoring contemporary artists. Friday Flash No. 4 will present works by some of the current crop of resident artists who have a concentration in motion-based art or have projects that extend into that realm, including Katie Martineau-Caron, Nikki Pike, Katie Watson, Lurke (Laura Shill in collaboration with Burke Miles), Donald Fodness (in collaboration with Barry Whittaker and Mike Bernhardt) as well as Bryan Leister and Justin Beard, two commissioned artists for Friday Flash No 5. The works will be shown on the LED screen at 14th and Champa Street in downtown Denver on Friday, August 9th starting at 6:30 PM.
To coincide with the Denver Theater Film district’s Digital Digerati film commission series I was invited to create a new work for the Plus Gallery’s show Mirage in 2013. Seven artists were asked to propose artworks for exhibition and I created Interactive Reliquary, a sculpture consisting of 3D digital prints and an interactive game using the newly released OUYA game console.
The Plus Gallery is recognized as one of the most progressive galleries in Denver since it’s opening in 2001. The Denver Post named Plus the “Art Space of the Year” in 2009.
Luciferase is an installation that I have created for the Month of Photography that will be shown at Walker Fine Art. that will be shown at Walker Fine Art. The exhibition runs from March 1 to April 12.
The photography in the exhibition is amazing by regional and national photographers – Sally Stockhold, Andrew Beckham, David Agee, Robert Buelteman and Michael McConnell . My piece is more of a live video installation than true photography, but the effect of portraits glowing in the bottle does have a photographic quality.
Denver media artist will be presenting their work this coming Thursday for the second B.Y.O.B Denver held in Redline Gallery. BYOB is the brain child of Rafaël Rozendaal. I was part of the first BYOB in 2010, and this time around I helped organized the event.
Participating artists include: Justin Beard, Max Bernstein, Matt Weedman, Ryan Ruehlen, Adan De La Garza, Bryan Leister, Laleh Mehran, Christopher Coleman, Katrin Davis, Joel Swanson, Dmitrius Obergfell, Francis Brack, Joseph Coniff, Andrew S. Rising, Jeromie Dorrance, Mario Zoots, Zach Reini, David Fodel, Brandon Bultman, Brian DeLevie, Katie Watson, Phillip Faulkner, Pattie Ryan, Katie Martineau-Caron, Seth Chaps, Zak Loyd, Frankie Gutiere