Over the past year I have been working on an installation in conjunction with Northern Lights' Art(ists) On the Verge fellowship. Five artists are brought together to develop independent projects/bodies of work that engage art and technology in some sense. This was an awesome opportunity and I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in this kind of work. Special thanks to Jon Henderson for his coding mastermind; Piotr Szyhalski, Steve Dietz and the Northern Lights crew for their facilitation and project support; Eric Avery, Torre Edahl, Josh McGarvey and Liza Sylvestre who each have awesome projects in the show; and The Soap Factory and Kate Arford.
The exhibition is running from March 12th–April 17th, 2016.
Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday, 2-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12-5pm
Artist Discussion: April 16th, 3-5pm
Also listen to the super awkward Soapcast Interview here. Sort of, Kind of. Yikes.
From The Soap Factory:
This exhibition features new work from five Minnesota-based artists. AOV7 is an intensive, year-long, mentor-based fellowship program for emerging artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture.
One of the fundamental concepts defining the mission of the Art(ists) On the VergeFellowship is the commitment to emerging artists whose practice often falls outside of and in between the traditional notions of media or disciplines. The Art(ists) On the Verge fellows are no exception. Their work at The Soap Factory engages with a broad spectrum of ideas.
Some installation and exhibition opening shots. Check back soon for documentation on the Project Page.
And visit the project online at hereiamamihere.net
Wayfinding will be a part of The Waiting Room's Current Location exhibition opening Friday, January 18th and running through February 28.
Featuring Joseph G. Cruz, Kristina Estell, Isa Newby Gagarin, Jessica Henderson, David Horvitz and Kathryn Miller.
"Co-curated by Mary L. Coyne and Jehra Patrick, Current Location is a meditation on representing and understanding cosmological and geographical space. The six artists included in Current Location practice within the ontological gap between representation and viewer, and draw on digitally and historically archived materials to render sensible the distinctly contemporary experience of existence-beyond-place.
Featured works offer cues like the compass arrow of Google earth, spectrographs of starlight, simultaneous iPhone videos shot from across continents, maps and images found in institutional archives, and mail art that physically circumnavigates the globe through economical trade-driven shipping routes. These are gestures toward systems constructed over an expanding history of technological development: the ever-shifting modes of representation on which we rely to comprehend, calculate and delineate the real and imagined vagaries of proximity and distance. The artists in the exhibition each explore how we identify our sense of place via the effects of cartographic languages and archived histories. Together these artworks make visible the apathetic existentialism of our daily validation of 'current location.'"
For more information visit the Current Location event page on Facebook.
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"This is how we understand and dissect our past. We learn through artifacts. We learn about he civilities of the time, the religions of the time and the sociobehavioral constructs of the time. The objects denote our existence."
- Karim Rashid, Design Thinking, 262
I currently have books available for purchase in conjunction with the Papyri exhibition at Prøve Gallery, Duluth Minn.
Papyri, Prøve Gallery
Opening Reception: August 9, 2013, 7-11pm
Open Gallery Hours: Thur, Fri & Sat from 3-7pm
"Join Prove as we celebrate one of the most ancient forms of media - paper. 'Papyri', features work on paper from local and regional artists, as well as books from regional writers and photographers and Duluth's Holy Cow! Press. As always, Crunchy Bunch will be spinning records and admission to this event will be free!"
Works on Paper / 7 Artists: John Fleischer, Karen Gustafson, Jessica Henderson, Caroline Kent, Justin Quinn, Elizabeth Simonson, Nate Young
Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Minneapolis
March 15–April 28, 2013
Opening Reception: August 15, 6-9pm
Nameth Art Center, Park Rapids, Minn.
August 4–September 1, 2012
Opening Reception: August 4, 5-7pm
"A juried show and sale of prints, artists books, and other forms of multiples featuring artists from the midwest."