Tuesday, November 22, 2011

WATCH IT! at Taubman Museum of Art

If you're going to be around Roanoke, VA on Friday, Dec 2, please stop by the Taubman Museum of Art to catch "WATCH IT!," a showcase of contemporary video art curated by Virginia Tech students from the School of Visual Arts (SOVA) under the direction of Dr. Simone Paterson.

"Isolation," from my Practical Preparedness series of videos will be on view.

A printed catalog & DVD will be available for the exhibition (they received 134 submissions and 13 were selected for the exhibition - exciting!).

If you can't make it for this opening event (5-10pm on Fri, Dec 2, 2011), the exhibition will be on view December 2, 2011 through February 26, 2012.

Taubman Museum of Art
110 Salem Avenue SE
Roanoke, VA 24011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Video of Duluth Billboard

Check it out - at the 7:30 minute mark is my work.

This footage is from Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 12 a.m. and running for 48 hours until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"TWO" at XYandZ Gallery

Celebrating two years of business, XYandZ Gallery presents TWO an exhibit that focuses on the relationships that have been developed between artists both inside and outside the space.

Turning back the clock to our earliest exhibits and those throughout the past two years, XYandZ has invited former exhibitors to curate their own section of the gallery by presenting two artists of their choosing: One emerging artist and one established. From internationally recognized street artists to locally-bred art darlings, the exhibit will offer a truly eclectic array of work, hand-selected by XYandZ artists.

Kicking off on Nov. 25th as a nod to Black Friday, TWO will offer an artistic alternative to waiting in line at Walmart at 5am with special prices on one-of-a-kind art works, one day only. A traditional opening will occur on Friday Dec. 2nd.

BLACK FRIDAY SALE Nov 25: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

OPENING RECEPTION Dec 2: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

TWO runs November 25-December 17 at XYandZ Gallery

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: buZ Blurr aka Colossus of Roads, Allan Packer, Adam Garcia, Mia Nolting, White Cocoa, Jennifer Davis, Ellen Mueller, Michael Gaughan, Oakley Tapola, Dane Klingaman, Alex Chitty, Lee Relvas, Eric Ruby, Charlie B. Ward, Ben Lafond, Brian Aldrich, Nick Howard, Paul Kaloper, David De Boer, James Boyd Brent, Rachel James, Matt Yaeger, Ryan Brink, Jesse Peterson, Vaughn Bell.

CURATORS former XYandZ exhibitors: Eric Burke OverUnder/Reno, NV, John Grider & Mike Fitzsimmons Broken Crow, Drew Peterson Chicago, IL, Keegan Wenkman Portland, OR, Tonja Torgerson Syracuse, NY, Dane Johnson Los Angeles, CA, Dan Luedtke Chicago, IL, Brian Borlaug Los Angeles, CA, Josh Winkler, Carrie Thompson, Anna Tsantir, Sean Connaughty, and Nate Young.

XYandZ Gallery / 3258 Minnehaha Ave S / Minneapolis, MN 55406


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Unreliable Narrators at Creative Alliance

If you're going to be in Baltimore anytime between November 10 and December 23, please stop by Creative Alliance to see Unreliable Narrators, a show I'm in with four other talented artists.

Opening Reception:
Thursday, Nov 10, 6-8pm. FREE

On View: 
Nov 10 - Dec 23 2011

At its most basic, art has always been about storytelling, from cave painters describing a hunt for food to church frescoes narrating the lives of saints. As technology has quickened the pace, however, the nature of storytelling has changed. Lives are broadcast to the world through blogs, vlogs, tweets, and posts; even the news is packaged and sold as “stories,” with editorial agendas often barely disguised. In this cacophony of subjectivity, it’s now assumed that there are two sides (at least) to every story. In a world like this, who knows what to believe?

Artists, Megan Hildebrandt, Sara Holwerda, Sarah Kelly, Ellen Mueller, and Christine Sajecki play in this new landscape of storytelling, adding a few nails to the coffin of the “official” voice, jumping off the diving board of satire, and perhaps – just perhaps – suggesting that art offers the best way through. Artists, after all, have long embraced subjectivity, fortified with skill and self-awareness.

Photos from Micromanagement Performance

Images from my performance of "Navigating a Riot" at "Micromanagement," an evening of performance curated by Sean Fletcher and Isabel Reichert Oct 15, 2011 at the Performance Art Institute in San Francisco.  Video coming soon!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

9/11 Memorial Exhibit

If you will be in Reading PA between November 6 and December 15th, swing by the Freyberger Gallery on the Penn State Berks campus.  Five of my Practical Preparedness videos will be on view.

In honoring the 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, and the heroes who have fallen, the families torn apart, and those volunteers who gave hours of their time to help, the Freyberger Gallery, Penn State Berks is hosting a multi-venue exhibition.

Part 1: Crises/Reaction (Sept. 11 through Oct. 20) and

Part 2: Response/Healing (Nov. 6 through Dec. 16, 2011).

Over 80 artists submitted work for the exhibition with 40 selected. The Jewish Community Center located at 1100 Berkshire Blvd., and Penn State Lehigh Valley are partnering to exhibit work for this important event.  Refreshments will be served at the reception on Sunday Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. where guest speakers will include:
Loren Ellis, founder and director, Art for Healing, NYC
Dr. Jennifer Hillman, Professor of Psychology, to discuss PTS, causes, symptoms, healing  

Diana Kurz , exhibiting artist on the healing power of animals        
Dr. Bill Ellis, PSU Emeritus, to entertain the role of humor in healing 

Nov 6 - Dec 16
Penn State Berks
Tulpehocken Rd
Reading PA 19610