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.
My painting Surface is being shown at the Ironton Group Show. Opening is Saturday, August 17th 6-11PM.
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
Material Engagements is a new exhibition curated by Harmony Hammond that will be run from October 27 – December 30th at Redline. I created a new augmented reality installation called Goldman Sachs where a user can point their device at a wall drawing to see what the hidden agenda is.
The app is available for Android and iOS and is called “Giant Blood Sucking Squid” in reference to my wall drawing.
I created a new Apple and Android App for the Blacktop Festival here in Denver Sep. 29th. The piece is an augmented reality app that requires the viewer to point their phone/camera at a person wearing a t-shirt. The app will determine if that person is good or bad and display the results.
From the organizers:
You can hear live music or make your own art or watch a performance or run around in the grass. You can play an interactive video game or listen to a mini opera. You can buy your vegetables for the week, get your bike fixed, or read a magazine. Best part is, tickets are free (in fact, there arent any tickets).
An interactive installation, Message in a Bottle, was exhibited at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI. This was an entry in the ArtPrize 2012 competition. The whole city is transformed for two weeks during ArtPrize as hundreds of artists create installations and show their work. A very fun atmosphere and event. My piece is the final installation of my Message in a Bottle concept proposal. More documentation photos will be available soon.
Visual Instrument is my installation shown at the La Napoule Art Foundation’s Do You See What I See? exhibition at the Freight Building in Denver. The exhibition included artwork by Lawrence Argent, Faith Ringgold, Sandy Skoglund, Will Clift, Kate Doyle/Andrew Binkley/Brad Gordon, Ali Hossaini, Sarah Hutt, Michael Gadlin, Phoebe Knapp, Jen Lewin, M12 Collective and Willem Volkersz.
La Napoule Art Foundation Clews Center for the Arts in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France is a well known international residency program established in 1951. Alumni include Nobel Laureates Gao Xingjian and Derek Walcott. The La Napoule Art Foundation is dedicated to:
“preserving the legacy of Henry and Marie Clews and promoting art that serves the greater good, La Napoule Art Foundation seeks to nurture and inspire artistic talent, while fostering the creative process as a means of advancing international understanding.”
For the exhibition I developed Visual Instrument – an installation using the Kinect for motion tracking and accompanied with an Android application running on a tablet in the gallery. Both applications allowed the user to knock around virtual balls that emit a note when struck, magically creating a melody through random interactions. For this project, I collaborated with UCD music Professor Paul Musso who supplied the audio samples and explained how melodies could be achieved through specific note combinations while I did the programming and visual elements.
The catalog described the exhibition as:
“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?”
Collections will be showing at Redline Gallery in Denver as part of the Notes on Feeling exhibition.