Sunday, April 25, 2010

Jeff DeGolier at Sofa Gallery

Brooklyn based sculptor and photographer has a great show up in Austin.

Southwest Jalopy, on view April 24-May 23. More at sofa and Jeff's website.

Aaron Gemmill

Photographs by Brooklyn based artist, Aaron Gemmill.

Rob Seward's Four Letter Words

Four Letter Words from Rob Seward on Vimeo.

Four Letter Words consists of four units, each capable of displaying all 26 letters of the alphabet with an arrangement of fluorescent lights.

The piece displays an algorithmically generated word sequence, derived from a word association database developed by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. The algorithms take into account word meaning, rhyme, letter sequencing, and association.

The algorithm's tendency towards scatological or "dark" subject matter is influenced by a variety of language and perception studies, especially Elliot McGinnies' 1949 study "Emotionality and Perceptual Defense."

While the piece was conceived with idea of displaying algorithmically generated lists, it was designed with flexibility and expandability in mind. The individual units can be connected ad-infinitum, and are theoretically capable of displaying any length of text. While Four Letter Words deals with a specific range of content, the technology can be easily expanded for future textual experiments.

More here and here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Previous images by Nicholas Poillot.

Great project benefiting the Fresh Air Fund curated by Peter Sutherland.

Book available here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Weekly Picture 181

SKORJ, IKEA collage on paper, 2010
on view for One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer, opens April 20, 6-9pm

Sunday, April 18, 2010

One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer

Installation image of TRUN, collage on paper.

I have a bunch of collages made from the 2010 IKEA catalog along with a 2 Channel Video installation at the KIRK space at 210 Guadalupe St.

One Swallow Doesn't Make a Summer
April 20 – May 28, 2010

Installation locations: 210 Guadalupe, 416 W Cesar Chavez, 117 Lavaca, 233 W 2nd, Republic Square Park at 4th and Guadalupe

Artists include Justin Boyd, Paul Druecke, Mads Lynnerup , Leslie Mutchler, Carlos Rosales-Silva, Barry Stone, and Jeff Williams, as well as the collaboratives Circulatory System , Nancy Douthey & Jacinda Russell, Michelle Marchesseault & Virginia Yount, and Skote.

Opening Week Events
Dan Cameron, Public Lecture: The Making of Prospect New Orleans Monday April 19, 6:30 PM Carver Museum, Boyd Vance Theater Dan Cameron is the Founding Director of Prospect New Orleans. This talk is made possible through the support of The University of Texas College of Fine Arts’ Landmarks Program, the Visual Art Center , the Jamail Professorship, Art Alliance Austin and Fluent~Collaborative.

Exhibition Preview Party Tuesday April 20, 6:30 PM 2ND Street District & Republic Square Park 7:00 – 10:00 PM Circulatory System will present video and performance in Republic Square Park. 8:30 – 9:00 PM, Jeff Williams will perform Dust Storm (Night), which may be viewed through the glass windows at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Guadalupe (416 Cesar Chavez.)

Curator’s Walking Tours
Wednesday – Saturday, April 21 – 24, 12:30 -1:30 PM and Saturday, April 24, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Begin at 210 Guadalupe

The Perfect Recipe: Bake Sale Tea Party Friday April 23, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Republic Square Park Paul Druecke’s The Perfect Recipe will hold a bake sale in Republic Square to endow three fellowship awards. The project's goal is to raise $1000 that will then be awarded as three fellowships: $500, $300, and $200. The money will be invested back into the community through the award process and recognize individuals for their significant cultural contribution to Austin. The award ceremony will be held in the park during the closing week of the exhibition at the end of May.

Dust Storm
(Night) Saturday, April 24, 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM 416 Cesar Chavez @ Guadalupe Jeff Williams’s Dust Storm (Night) transforms a 13,000 ft² space on the first floor of the Silicon Labs building into a temporary contained dust storm that may be observed from start to finish through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows on Cesar Chavez and San Antonio.

Wednesday & Saturday Programs

Curator’s Walking Tours Every Wednesday, April 21 – May 26, 12:30 – 1:30 PM Every Saturday, April 24 – May 22, 12:30 – 1:30 & 2:00 – 3:00 PM All tours begin at 210 Guadalupe
Dust Storm (Night) Every Saturday April 24 – May 22, 8:30 – 9:00 PM 416 Cesar Chavez @ Guadalupe

Other special events such as artist talks, video screenings, and performances will take place in some of the downtown spaces over the course of the exhibition, including a closing reception on Saturday, May 29. Check for a complete schedule.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Weekly Picture 180

Basketball Player and Our Lady of Fatima, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 3.27.2010