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Sun, 27 May 2007
Tue, 22 May 2007
The 500x Open Show: May 12 - June 2.
This years open show had a very large response in comparison to last year. While the work still spans the gamut of students and seasoned artists it seemed better than last year, at least for me. There were many more large works this year as well. The sheer volume of work is a bit overwhelming. I kept wandering around and various works kept catching my eye. I spoke with one of the member artists Nancy Brown, she indicated that the reception was packed. I was unable to attend the reception since I was on family vacation.
If you have not had a chance to see this show you should. I only had an hour to wander around and it did not feel like enough time to take it all in. Overall the show was really good with an unusual high quality of entries for an open invitational. Clearly a lot of work was put in by the gallery members getting ready for this show, so a big thanks to them.
I have posted several more close up photos of some of the works that caught my eye by Alejandro Trevino, Bill Barter, Criselda Saenz, Harmony Padgett, John Bell, Jung Ok Whang, Laura Jennings, Mark Pease, Nancy Brown, Nicole Neeley, Richard Ross and Erick Maybury. The complete review is here.Sat, 19 May 2007
We just got back from vacation last week in South Carolina. The kids had a great time and so did we. We saw all kinds of nature on vacation, crabs, birds, turtles, dolphins, big fish, and this alligator.
Every day I kept telling the kids to look in the lagoons for alligators as we would drive by and we never saw any. They stopped believing me that there were alligators in the lagoons. The last day we saw this big 6 footer out tanning on the shore of a lagoon near my grandmothers place. They believe me now =)
I went to go check out the open show at 500x today too. It was much bigger than last year and almost overwhelming. It is most definitely worth checking out, I will try to post my pictures with a brief review soon.Mon, 14 May 2007
Dangerous art has always intrigued me. I love this project, it most likely has drawn influence from the painstation project and the movie Aliens. It also has a man - machine trust element that can cause the user to get hurt. There is a video of the thing in action on the site below, be sure to check it out.
...from Rhizome Raw
Untitled, Space filling curve art project 2007 (click to enlarge)
This is a new print on canvas I created for this years's 500x open show. The wayward youth below the picture is my youngest son. He crawled up to the print to get a closer look.
From what I could tell there was a lot of good work laying around the gallery when I dropped my piece off. This year's show should be a good one. If you are in town you should go check it out.
The 500x Open Show: May 12 - June 2. Reception Friday May 12th 6-9pm.Thu, 03 May 2007
Today I rounded up the kids and went to white rock lake to get some washed up driftwood for a turtle log. The kids are thrilled with this new turtle visitor to the pond and they have named it Aiden.Wed, 02 May 2007
I got the camera, went outside and reached around the corner with the camera to take a shot of the pond without scaring the turtle away. I got the turtle although it was so small it appears a little blurry. I also inadvertently captured a juvenile water snake hiding in the fountain.
I am really excited to see this kind of wild life making our pond home. I have no idea how the baby turtle managed to get in this pond, it had to have scaled some steep rocks to get in there. There is a drainage creek that runs through the back yard but it is down about 30 feet in an eroded canyon. If the turtle decides to stay it will be a source of great entertainment for my kids. I may have to make a trip to white rock lake tomorrow to get piece of driftwood for the turtle to perch on.Tue, 01 May 2007
I was clicking around the internet looking for something to blog about and and I checked out the FEATURES: Selection of Recent Online Projects, Part 1, May 07 on NewMedia Fix.
The first project listed looks very interesting, it is an audio visual project by Mendi + Keith Obadike called Big House / Disclosure. It is a 200 hour mashup of audio interviews conducted by Northwestern University students with Chicago-area citizens about slavery and elements of Chicago house music. Musical events in the sound installation are triggered by custom-designed software tracking the real-time rise and fall stock prices of several corporations that have admitted to profiting from slavery.
While I was reading further down the list to my surprise I noticed some of my space filling curve work listed! So go check the article out when you get a chance. FEATURES: Selection of Recent Online Projects, Part 1, May 07