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.
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
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’sDo 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?”
I’ve been developing a new version of my wordpress theme for quite a while now and finally have it to a point that I like and have installed it on my site (you’re looking at it right now). There are a few artists using the theme already, and I worked with a design friend to come up with a nice, flexible overall layout. It has a stronger grid than my last design, and many more typography tools that are accessible within the WordPress admin area.
I’m giving away the theme for free and will be gradually updating the documentation to explain what it can do. For example, I personally don’t use pop-up galleries, but a lot of people use them so I have several versions of Colorbox built into the theme. Simply typing in the shortcode [gallery_colorbox] will create a default pop-up gallery. More info and downloads can be found here.
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.
I love the way this looks! From a print design, illustrator’s point of view you have to be excited by the visual qualities of the iPad. I can see a new design sector developing – ‘Motion Illustration’.