Sunday, February 28, 2010
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR LABOR & INDUSRTY 2010 - call for submissions of works for inclusion in the 3rd installment of "Labor and Industry" This exhibition will be held at Asterisk, opening Sept 10, 2010
Please send images or working concepts to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Along with photography, she has created conceptual and installation art. Some of her works, such as the "Book of Matches", are ephemeral and explore the passing of time, while others, such as "Helms Amendment (963)," are expressly political.
Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents:
"Referential – Homage, Montage, Sabotage"
(Videos based on other artworks)
curated by Cynthia Penter
Opening Reception March 12, 6 - 11pm
Referential: Homage. Montage. Sabotage. will be an exhibition of video loops based on an original artwork from another medium. The show is being curated and organized by Cynthia Penter, a local media artist, with the assistance of Dana Depew, the gallery’s owner. “I asked a group of artists to make a short looping video about a master artwork or artist which they either love or hate. I wanted their response to the artwork and to see them transform the originating piece into the medium of video, displayed appropriately for a gallery experience. I wanted to see the 2D and 3D art brought to life.”
The artists have been encouraged to treat the work with any approach they desire. They can study and recreate the piece, they can deconstruct or reconstruct its ideas or intentions, or they can satirize or critically treat the artwork. The idea of tableaux vivants was also recommended as a method for the recreations.
Tableau vivant (correct plural: tableaux vivants) is French for "living picture." The term describes a striking group of suitably costumed actors or artist's models, carefully posed and often theatrically lit. Throughout the duration of the display, the people shown do not speak or move.* The approach thus marries the art forms of the stage with those of painting/photography, and as such it has been of interest to modern photographers.
Pictures of this sort are sometimes casually called "staged photography," but this is an imprecise term – since the simple posing of fashion models in the street is also 'staged photography'. Tableau vivant is a more precise term to use, if the staged picture obviously draws on the traditions and conventions of either the theatre or painting. Observe also that early photography involved exposure times in the minutes, so that there was the need to hold a pose.
The 30 artists invited to participate included students, former students, and friends of Penter, as well as video artists from other states. All were invited based on previous work and to share in what Penter hopes will be a fun and engaging art experience.
show runs through April 3, 2010
hrs by appt
For the past several weeks I have been obtaining old exit signs that have been reclaimed from abandoned buildings in downtown Cleveland. They have been repaired and retrofitted with led and compact florescent lighting to replace the higher wattage incandescent fixtures. I found an old wooden grandfather clock and mounded scavenged plywood around the structure to use as a foundation. Then I began assembling the lights on the frame in an aesthetic manner keeping in mind that boxes would need to be able to open freely and unobstructed in order to be able to change the bulbs. The piece will then be disassembled and the boxes and faces will be painted camouflage. When finished this piece will be 7' 1" tall and 4' 2" tall and will be exhibited at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio as part of the "I of Text" exhibition curated by Liz Maugans.