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U-Ram Choe at bitforms
Echo Navigo (Adult), 2004
New Active Sculptures
November 30, 2006 - January 20, 2007
bitforms gallery is pleased to announce a the New York debut of Korean artist U-Ram Choe (b.1970, Seoul). This exhibit marks the artist's first solo show in the United States.
U-Ram Choe's work engages a fanciful dialog of aesthetics and machinery, and explores themes of biological transformation, flight, and movement. In his recent work, large-scale metal and plastic automata materialize with such a delicacy and weightlessness that it seems to take on the shape and silhouette of an organic life form. Motors, heat and light sensitive materials add to the intricacy of Choe's kinetic sculptures.
Late Spring 2007 work by U-Ram Choe will be featured in a solo exhibition at The Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas. I can not wait to check this out in person.
...from bitforms gallery in NYC and Seoul
500x Gallery EXPO 2007
January 13th - February 4th, 2007
Opening Reception Saturday, January 13th 6-10 PM
500X Gallery, Texas’ oldest artist-run space, presents EXPO 2007, one of North Texas’ most anticipated annual juried competitions. The exhibition, juried by Dr. Frances Colpitt, is a contemporary survey of works including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and video by Texas artists.
About the Juror:
Dr. Frances Colpitt earned a B.F.A. in Painting and an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Tulsa, as well as a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Southern California. Dr. Colpitt's books include Minimal Art: The Critical Perspective and Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century. She is a corresponding editor to Art in America and frequently contributes to ARTL!ES. Dr. Colpitt has organized numerous exhibitions, which have appeared in such venues as the Phoenix Art Museum, the University Art Museum (UCSB), Fisher Gallery (USC), Blue Star Art Space, Artpace, and the UTSA Art Gallery. She taught at the University of Texas San Antonio from 1990 - 2005. Currently she is a professor and the Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University.
p. s. I tried to link to artists web sites when I could be reasonably certain that I had located the correct person. If you have a site and it is not linked, so sorry, I just googled everyone by searching for their name in quotes and art afterwards if there appeared to be too many results. Judging by the work I was able to see out there on the web this show should be pretty nice. I’m looking forward to it.
Across the Borderline, collaborative works by Chris Ashley and Douglas Witmer
Douglas Witmer and Chris Ashley live on opposite ends of the United States: Witmer lives in Philadelphia, PA, and Ashley lives in Oakland, CA. Witmer makes paintings, drawings, and sculpture, and Ashley makes paintings, drawings, and digital images with HTML. Over the past year their friendship has developed by crossing transcontinental borders via email, weblogs, and cell phone. Their regular sharing of written messages, images, and conversation has shaped a dialogue that points them towards crossing the border into the territory of concrete collaboration. They view an opportunity to work together as a way to both exploit shared values and confront contrasting methodologies and tastes.
Witmer and Ashley share an approach to abstract image making that zigzags back and forth across the line between the expressive and geometric. Witmerís drawings made with ink, acrylic, gesso and tape have a tendency towards blacks, whites, grays, and low key colored lines and solid blocks teetering on the edge of solidity and dissolution; Ashley tends towards high-keyed colors across the spectrum used in hard-edged shapes that overlap and often result in transparency and gradation. The progress of their collaboration is blogged at acrosstheborderline.com.
Douglas Witmer (Philadelphia, PA) and Chris Ashley (Oakland, CA) open a show of collaborative works on paper next Thursday, January 11, at the University of Dayton in
Across the Borderline--collaborative works by Chris Ashley and Douglas Witmer
January 11--February 10, 2007
Rike Center Gallery
University of Dayton, Ohio
Text and images from acrosstheborderline.com.
Lichty weighs in on the careers of aging new media artists
Patrick Lichty writes an interesting essay on the career path of the later stage new media artist on post.thing.net.
As I approach the big four zero here in a year or so this topic has been in the back of my mind as
well. Although part of my master plan is to move back towards more traditional media before I become to senile to to continue coding,
it is entertaining to see other perspectives on what to do when you reach a point
in your career where you can no longer keep up with the new generation of whiz kids.
In the corporate sector that is basically how and why people become middle and senior managers, and that in essence is what Lichty proposes. The senior
new media artist transforms into organizer and team leader, managing teams to create larger works. I think his suggestion makes a lot of sense.
The role of the later career New Media artist. by Patrick Lichty on post.thing.net
January 2007 Art showings
I have some work showing around town during the month of January! Come check it out if you are in town, my wife and I will be out and about those evenings (which is rare these days with 3 kids). So come out and say hi!
I submitted four prints from the WC68-69 series and they made it into the 500x Expo 2007 Juried show at 500x Gallery. Opening reception Saturday, January 13 2007, 6-10pm.
Generative Flowers II is making its big screen debut alongside many other great video works at Victory Plaza in Downtown Dallas right in front of American Airlines Arena.
The Victory Media Network Grand Opening Event will be held on January 19, 2007. 7pm - 10pm. It is a ticketed event for charity and will set you back 100 bucks, yeah I coughed when I read that too. Tip: you can see and hear the videos from the street easily.
New Baby is Thriving
Looking back at my blog entries I realized I have not posted a baby pic in a while, this one is from a month ago but it is a good
one! He is enormous now at nearly 20 lbs for only 4 months old, so much for being premature.
I printed this one out for my office...when needless drama or world politics are getting me down I just look up at this adorable face hanging
over my computer and my troubles melt away.