THE MOST RECENT MONTHS ARE AT TOP OF PAGE
DEC'09 - JAN'2010
~ Ellen Jantzen had her photo essay, "Patricia - Vanishing Mother," a series of digital images, infused with many of the artist's personal questioning regarding what is real and what is imagined) that depicts her mother-in-law's decline into Alzheimer's, published in the latest issue of The Hektoen International Journal of Medical Humanities. http://www.absolutearts.com/artsnews/
~ Julian Voss-Andreae's news includes:
* His newest body of work, sculptures inspired by quantum physics on display in Washington DC, were reviewed by Philip Ball in Nature magazine: http://julianvossandreae.com/Artist/resume/
* Philip Ball's blog has more, including a Q&A with Voss-Andreae where the former physicist goes into more detail about the connection between quantum physics and art: http://philipball.blogspot.com/2009/
* Stanford University's Symmetry Magazine also has a review about the same exhibition: http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/
* also he just installed a large public art sculpture at the Bravern in Bellevue, Washington, USA.
~ C Bang's next book project, "Paradise Regained," is another collaboration of her artwork with text by her research scientist husband, Greg Matloff, and space scientist, Les Johnson. A preview DVD is now on YouTube:
~ Laura Splan's exhibitions & publications:
* Solo exhibition: Body Politic; Oct.19, 2009 - Nov.18, 2009; Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX.
* Craftwerk 2.0, Group Exhibition; Sept.19, 2009 - March 21, 2010; Jönköpings County Museum, Jönköping, Sweden.http://www.jkpglm.se/se_o_gora/2009/Handmade_english.html
* mama-san, Group Exhibition; Oct.17 - Dec.12, 2009; The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.
* Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit; Group Exhibition; Oct.1 - Dec.20, 2009; Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, Union College, Schenectady, NY. http://www.union.edu/Resources/Campus/mandeville/
* Beware of Embroidery; Upcoming Group Exhibition; Jan.15 - Feb.27, 2010; Pitzhanger Manor-House & Gallery, London, UK
* "Doilies" (a series of embroidered doilies based on viral structures) appeared in the November Issue of the German Magazine, Geo.
* American Craft Magazine, "MATERIAL CULTURE: Domestic Subversion" article by Elizabeth Lopeman; Dec/Jan 2010
* Art XX Magazine; Interview by Paulina McFarland; Issue #2, Nov.2009
~ Donita Ellison (art educator) and...
Rosemary Plumstead (retired science teacher) gave a presentation, "Beauty and Ethics in Linear Perspective and the Science of How We See!," based on the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method at the Art Educators of New Jersey conference on Oct.6, 2009; the same presentation was also given on Nov. 3, 2009 as a staff development workshop for high school art educators in the Hillsborough District, NJ. They will also be presenting in April at the NAEA conference in Baltimore.
~ Sydney Cash's show, "Sydney Cash: New Paintings on Paper" show, is at the Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, NY; thru Jan.4, 2010.
~ Suzanne Anker has co-authored an article with neuro-scientist, Giovanni Frazzetto, that was reviewed in October 2009 by nature (magazine) Reviews: Neuroscience.
~ Reva Stone was a presenter at the "Super Human: Revolution of the Species" Symposium in Melbourne, Australia; Nov.23-24, 2009; her paper, "Past and Possible Future Selves," addresses her work in the context of collaborations in art and science; sponsored by ANAT [the Australian Network for Art and Technology].
~ Merrie Southgate will be presenting a workshop: "The Last Book Project," at the up-coming 2010 NSTA [National Science Teachers Association] National Conference in Philadelphia, "Connecting Science Past to Science Future." Her presentation [March 18th at 9:30 am] will feature her literacy-based, arts-infused, science-centered, and technology-driven curriculum whose goal is to advance the cause of ocean literacy and stewardship as well as create a higher level of awareness of the Seven Essential Principles of Ocean Literacy, and she'll "unveil" the "last" Agnes Pflumm novel, "Agnes Pflumm and the Secret of the Seven." http://www.agnespflumm.com
~ Alyce Santoro's news from her "center for the improbable & (im)permacultural research" includes:
* her sonic fabric neckties appeared as part of a segment on green fashion on NBC TV's "Today Show" on Nov.12, 2009.
* the ties will also be appearing in the ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE (both the US and AUSTRALIA editions) and in the RACHAEL RAY MAGAZINE;
* ties and other small, functional works of conceptual art made from sonic fabric (and from other things too) are available (while supplies last) thru http://www.sonicfabric.com, via http://improbable.supermarkethq.com, and live in person at the new museum shop (http://www.newmuseum.org) in new york city, and at space 414 (http://www.space414.com) in brooklyn.
* in social networking news, there is now an established a "fan" page on facebook for sonic fabric and other artworks:
* the "futurotextiles" exhibition included a sonic fabric superhero dress, travelled from Bangkok to Casablanca; Nov.12 - Dec.12, 2009.
* her "voidness dress" was part of "the offering show" at 414 Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn in Nov.2009.
~ Olga Ast was part of the roundtable discussion entitled TIME; Dec.5, 2009 at the the Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of Imagination of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, NYC. http://www.philoctetes.org
* and she also published In 2009, she published the book, Fleeing from Absence, which explores the nature and interpretations of time in four essays: "The Visualization of Time," "In Search of Absent Time," "The Origin of Forms," and "A Copy Machine." http://www.unilan.net/fleeingfromabsence/
~ Rachel Simmons visited the Antarctic in December 2008 as an eco-tourist and she is currently there again, along with 10 colleagues she commandeered from Rollins College in Orlando, FL. You can see the artwork inspired from her first trip on her blog "Happiness."
* and her work will be included in the exhibition, "Artists Imagine a World Without Us" to be held at the Orlando Museum of Art, Jan-March 2010. http://www.rachelsimmons.net
~ Devorah Sperber's work:
* was featured on the TV show, CBS News Sunday Morning; Nov.29, 2009.
* four of her new Thread Spool Installations were represented by galleries at the PULSE Miami Art Fair, December 2009.
* her traveling solo museum exhibition, "Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception," is at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; thru Jan.24, 2010, and at then at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan; March - June, 2010; a 60-page, illustrated catalog available through The Washington Press, 2009
* a solo exhibition, "Devorah Sperber: Seeing Things" is at the Ierimonti Gallery, Milan, Italy; thru Jan.3, 2010.
* is included in the group exhibition, "In Stitches" at the Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, NYC; thru Dec.23, 2009.
~ Colleen Flannigan was selected on Dec.1, 2009 as a TED Conference 2010 SENIOR FELLOW (twenty individuals in the world will receive this 3-year Fellowship). This enables Colleen to return to Bali with the intention of creating another ocean-reef remediation sculpture at Karang Lestari with Celia Gregory (www.theMarineFoundation.org) and the Pemuteran community (www.biorockbali.webs.com). The Biorock accretion process helps the oceans and ocean life by building colorful, vital ocean reefs where they have been destroyed. Also joining Colleen is Jodi Lomask, Artistic Director of San Francisco-based www.Capacitor.org to begin creation on a touring ocean production--an interdisciplinary exhibit bringing together performance, art, sci, and action to raise awareness and motivate healthy relationships with the ocean. The Global Coral Reef Alliance (www.globalcoral.org) certified Colleen in their Biorock technology in 2004 (Pemuteran, Bali); http://www.ted.com/fellows
~ Claire Beynon, visual artist and poet, recently engaged in a collaborative/co-mentoring project with contemporary jeweller, Kate Alterio. The resulting body of work culminated in the exhibition, ALCHEMY, showcasing this inter-disciplinary cross-pollination with limited-edition pieces created hand-in-hand by both artists, alongside a series of collaborative, mixed media 2D works; Nov.20-Dec.11, 2009; Gallery Thirty-Three, Wanaka, New Zealand.
~ Amanda Selwyn's Dance Company has posted a video from their 2009 Season "Undercurrent."
~ Nicolle Rager Fuller has announced the release of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species, a Graphic Adaptation," just in time for the 150th anniversary of the original publication of "On the Origin of Species." She illustrated and designed all 192 pages of the graphic adaptation, and Mike Keller wrote the adaptation based on letters and Darwin's original text. You can check out a few pages posted at www.sayo-art.com/portfolio/darwin.php, and it can be found at most major book sellers (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's...)
~ Myriam Solar sends her news:
* "Multimedia Literature by Myriam Solar" was displayed in the Digital Book Fair zero edition, Nov.18, 2009; Palacio de Congresos of Madrid, one presentation on the Multimedia Literature, its processes, lenguajes, requeriments and advantages for the authors with examples through of the world and she will go further on to show the quantum literature with own artworks. http://www.feriadellibrodigital.es/programa
* she was awarded an Honorary Mention in Video Poetry from the XXVth Nosside International Poetry Prize-2009; Palazzo Campanella; Nov.27-30, 2009; in Reggio Calabria, Messina University and Rome.
~ Athena Tacha, a renowned artist who has executed over 40 public, site-specific artworks throughout the United States, has just completed a major project in Friendship Heights, Maryland at "Wisconsin Place," a five acre development on the border of Washington D.C. This project involved:
* a 35-foot "WWW-Tower" that beacons with LEDs
* an animated LED/RGB arcade ceiling sculpture titled "Light Riggings"
* a "Light Obelisk" with fountain and paver design
* a 40-year retrospective of her work, "Athena Tacha: From Public to Private," is currently being organized by the State Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki, Greece where it will be on view from Jan.16-March 30, 2010 before traveling.
* also, see SCULPTURE magazine; Jan.-Feb.; pages 11 and 21.
~ Corinne Whitaker's news:
* one of her digital sculptures is included in Intersculpt'09, an international exhibition held in Lorraine, France. (http://www.arsmathematica.org/is2009/
index.html#photos). The affiliated online virtual sculpture park, Active Worlds, also shows three of her digital sculptures in a park-like setting.
* she has published her December 2009 issue of the Digital Giraffe.
~ Chris Twomey's "Triumph of the XX and Whispering Trees" installation was shown at the Creon Gallery in NYC, Nov.17, 2009.
~ Christopher Janney, noted for his interactive, sound/light, permanent public art projects, invites you to check-out and comment on his PhenomenArts blog, which will be updated weekly with happenings and insights. http://phenomenarts.blogspot.com
and you can follow him on Twitter
OCT. - NOV. 2009
~ Joshua Fried/Radio Wonderland will be performing [or did perform] at:
* the RADIO FESTIVAL 2009, the annual Fall festival of radio art and experimentation in NYC; Oct.23, 2009, 8pm, as part of the "Radio Space" program; St. Mark's Church, 131 E. 10th St./NYC; Tickets: $7-10 sliding scale. http://free103point9.org/events/2173/
* PIXILERATIONS [v.6], the annual showcase of new media art and interactive performance [part of FirstWorks Festival, on Oct.2, 2009], Providence, Rhode Island.
* NWEAMO 09 Electronic Arts and Music Festival; School of Music & Dance at San Diego State University on Oct.3, 2009
* MMiX FESTIVAL of Interactive Music Technology; the Theaterlab, NYC; Oct.9, 2009.
~ Julian Voss-Andreae's "Quantum Objects" represents his newest work inspired by quantum physics, and is his contribution to the 3-person exhibition called "Worlds Within Worlds" at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD (Washington, D.C. area); Oct.21, 2009 - April 16, 2010 with a Reception on Nov.16, 2009; for viewing call: (301) 209-3125. http://www.JulianVossAndreae.com
~ Luke Jerram's news includes:
* A wonderful article about his art-science work has just been published in SEED Magazine [link below]
* His newest work, "Plant Orchestra," opens Oct.21, 2009 at the University of Cambridge [UK] Botanical Gardens, where the sounds of the cellular activity of plants is amplified and mixed into an ad hoc botanical score played across the gardens.
* The Wellcome Collection in London has just acquired the first edition (1 of 5), of Jerram's Swine Flu (H1N1) sculpture for their permanent collection.
* All of his Viral [glass] Sculptures (Avian Flu, Smallpox, HIV, Swine Flu, SARS and E.coli), created over a period of 5 years, were presented at Smithfield Gallery, London, Sept.22 - Oct 3, 2009; from the subsequent international press coverage, the sculptures have been acquired for museums and private collections around the world.
* Touring the globe since 2008, Jerram's artwork Play Me I'm Yours has just been presented in Bristol, UK. http://www.streetpianos.com
~ Gail Wight's work is part of the following:
* "TOOLS," group exhibition exploring how humans have extended the limits of their biology; the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California; thru Jan.10, 2010.
* "From Their Studios" is the first ever art faculty exhibit at Stanford University [California]. The documentary film, design, and studio faculty are exhibiting and screening work in the Cantor Center for Visual Arts and lecturing on their work. http://museum.stanford.edu/
* She will give a talk at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Oct.28, 2009 at 6pm, about her residency there. http://www.sfcb.org/php/event.php?id=T3-102809-EVT
* A book release party for "Restless Dust," the artist book [mentioned above]; Dec.4, 2009 at 7pm.
* Another artist talk at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge MA; Nov.13, 2009 at 4pm; 26 Oxford St.
* Her show, "Intertidal Zone," recently closed at the Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco; a catalog is available:
~ Bobbi Mastrangelo has donated two framed fine art prints to the Benefit Auction for the Attleboro Art Museum; Online auction: Oct.9 - Nov.4, 2009; Live Auction takes place on Nov.7, 2009. http://bobbimastrangelo.com/MyNews/?p=270
~ Ralphonso's new "EX-STRATA" kinetic sculpture is part of the ‘Homo Ludens’ exhibition hosted by Aqua Zoo in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) and accessible thru October 2010; the four-meter tall sculpture changes its visual effects via public input over the Internet. http://www.brain-art.nl/en/index.htm
~ Izumi Tokuno's solo show, "Blue Wave: Computer Dessin for two decades," is taking place at the Octagon Gallery, Roosevelt Island, NYC; thru Nov.8, 2009. http://www.octagonnyc.com
~ Marianne Petit's recent animation work was featured at a screening at BWAC in Red Hook, Brooklyn; Oct.17, 2009. http://www.mariannepetit.com
~ Christopher Janney announces the opening of a new version of his SONIC FOREST on Oct. 12-15, 2009 on the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Hahn Plaza/Univ.Park Campus). This work is a publically interactive sound-light installation composed of sixteen eight-foot columns, each containing audio speakers, lights and photo-electric sensors that enable up to four people to interact with each column at once. For the Opening, Janney composed a new piece of music to be performed within the installation, that was followed by a panel discussion, "Public Space, Public Art and Public Life," in the Annenberg Auditorium. http://www.janneysound.com and
~ John Chervinsky's photography news includes:
* He'll begin a part-time position at Rowland Institute at Harvard University that was started by Dr. Edwin H. Land, founder of the Polaroid Corporation, who began the Institute in 1980 dedicated to basic scientific research.
* "An Experiment In Perspective" solo exhibition; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Art Gallery, Batavia IL; thru Nov.30, 2009.
* He offered his work to the Photographic Resource Center Benefit Auction; Boston, MA, Oct.8-24, 2009.
* His still life photos will be part of a 3-person exhibition "Marking Space" at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA, Jan.22-Feb.26, 2010. http://www.chervinsky.org
~ Rachel Mayeri's exhibitions & public talks:
* "Intelligent Design: Interspecies" exhibition at UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, 3800 Main Street, Riverside, California; thru Feb.6, 2010 with Closing Reception: Feb.6th from 6-9pm. http://sweeney.ucr.edu/exh_topic.lasso
* "Interspecies: Artists Collaborating with Animals" exhibition organized by the ArtsCatalyst, London; and was a presenter at the Symposium: "Non-Human Primates" in association with the exhibition; October 2009.
~ Michael Wright was recently [Sept.26, 2009] a Guest Speaker in the Art Mentor Program at Santa Monical College, California.
~ Alyce Santoro is participating in the following NYC events:
* "Offering Show" at space 414 in Red Hook/NYC; Opening Oct.23, 2009 from 7pm till midnight. http://www.space414.com
* On-site Buckyball-making (800 cones generously donated by the JOY cone company, please come help build buckyballs! & movie showing from 3-6pm on Oct.24, 2009. http://www.space414.com/newsevents.html
* "Artists Who Use Text to Say Nice Things," at an apartment on Rivington Street; She'll be there on Oct.25, 2009; 1-6pm. http://www.aaronkrach.com/
* things in the wild west (Texas) have been going smashingly - growing food, harvesting water and power from the sun and wind, building a 15' square cabin made of scrap materials 10 miles up a dirt road on the side of a mountain at 6,000-feet, and making art and music in a studio made out of an old school bus.
~ Leni Schwendinger's studio/Light Projects reports on recent public talks, lightart commissions, and award:
* Expo CiHAC" Lighting Now! The Sustainable Lighting Design Forum; Leni's Topic: City Beautification; Oct.14-17, 2009.
* Lighting Day 2009 in Denmark; Leni's Topic: Reclaiming The Dark Side of Town: An Underpass Becomes a Gateway; Nov.5, 2009. http://www.lysetsdag.dk/lysetsdag/front/
* Build Boston - Panel Topic: Design-Firm Leadership and Management; Nov.18 -20, 2009. http://www.buildboston.com
* Grand Opening of "SpectraScape," a public artwork for Dallas, Texas' main street Garden Park; Nov.20-21, 2009.
* Newly awarded public art commission, "Starry Trail Crossing," Fort Worth, Texas, for its West Seventh Street Bridge.
* Her lighting studio, Light Projects, was included in MONDO*ARC's 50th issue that celebrated "50 Lighting Design Practices" from around the world. http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1erdh/
* LD+A magazine's September 2009 issue cover story, Urban Light Box, features Leni's "Triple Bridge Gateway" project in NYC.
* Chinese magazine, PLD China, invited Leni's studio to contribute images on the theme of "home" for their September 2009 issue.
* Light Projects received the "Award for Special Recognition" at the 26th Annual Reconstruction Awards ceremony in September 2009.
~ Athena Tacha has just completed the largest public artwork of her career, that took 9-years, called "Avenue of Light" for the development Wisonsin Place in Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Maryland/USA. The project is composed of four components: "Friendship Plaza" 104' x 232'with "Light Obelisk Fountain" ca. 30' diam. x 30' H., "Light Riggings" 27' x 115' x ca. 20' H. (arcade: 42' H.), and "WWW-Tower" ca. 35 ft. H. http://www.oberlin.edu/art/athena/
~ Devorah Sperber's news:
* Her traveling solo exhibition, "Threads of Perception," Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Oct.29, 2009- Jan.24, 2009
* "Devorah Sperber: Seeing Things," Ierimonti Gallery, Milan, Italy; Oct.8, 2009 - Jan.3, 2010
and her work is included in group exhibitions:
* Out of This World," Albany International Airport, Albany, NY; thru Nov.29, 2009
* "Beyond Appearances," Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx/NYC; Sept.10 - Nov.25, 2009
* "Manufractured," Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose, CA; thru November 2009 http://www.devorahsperber.com
~ Eric Staller's "Conference Bike" [circular bike for 7-people] was showcased in September on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Watch the video clip of the audience participants riding the bike out of the TV studio and onto the streets of New York City. http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/
~ Erin Morrison's solo show, "New Paintings + Prints" is at the William Bennett Gallery, 65 Greene Street, NYC; Sept.24 - Oct.24, 2009. http://www.erinmorrison.com
~ Eva Lee has new work (drawings and animations) included in the "Starry Messenger: Galileo's Vision in 21st Century Art" exhibition; The Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA; Sept.26 - Dec.13, 2009; plus Artists Talk on Oct.22, 2009.
~ Jonathan Feldschuh is also included in the "Starry Messenger: Galileo's Vision in 21st Century Art" exhibition [see Eva Lee above] and Artist's Talk. Images of his 5 paintings included in this show. http://www.jonathanfeldschuh.com/starry_mess_exh.htm
~ Sarah Pillow reports the"Galileo's Daughters" recent performance received wonderful reviews; Milwaukee, Wisconsin in September 2009. http://www.galileosdaughters.com
~ Karl Cronin has set-up shop as an Artist-in-Residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico through the end of November 2009. The open skies of New Mexico have inspired him to begin a life-long dream: the creation of a somatic natural history archive of the USA. Check out his field videos - http://www.vimeo.com/album/127120 and join him for a free "public offering." http://www.karlcronin.com/offerings.html
~ Laura Splan will have a solo exhibition, "Body Politic," at the Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas; Oct.19 - Nov.18, 2009; Artist Lecture: October 27, 4-5pm. http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/exhibitions.asp
~ Eric Singer, LEMUR Director [League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots], lectures at three events in Pittsburgh in October 2009: The Roy Gee Biv Festival, Pittsburgh Dorkbot, and Making Sparks on Oct.28, 2009. http://www.sproutfund.org/spark
~ Gerald Marks is having a large retrospective exhibition of his 35-years of creating stereoscopic 3-D art, including: his early printed anaglyph work; polarizing projection of 3-D his photography, old and new; lenticular prints, transparencies, & computer screen; a Professor Pulfrich's Universe shadow room; his computer generated hologram done at the MIT MedialLab; and excerpts from his 3-D videos for the Rolling Stones; Sept.3-17, 2009; the School of Visual Arts Gallery at 132 West 21 Street, 7th Floor, NYC; consult website for three different public reception/lecture/closing events.
~ Anna Campbell Bliss had a solo exhibition of work that seeks connections between poetry and mathematics, nature and the constructed environment; the Finch Lane Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT; July 31 - Sept 11, 2009.
and... an subsequent article entitled "Art and Bliss of avoiding the obvious: A Utah modern art legend re-emerges" was published in the Salt Lake Tribune. http://www.sltrib.com/features/
~ Pam Longobardi's new installation, PANTHALASSA, is a featured gallery event during the 53rd Venice Biennale 2009; sponsored by ARTLIFEfortheworld in Venice; Opening Reception: Sept.12, 2009. http://www.artlifefortheworld.it
~ Miriam Solar's BodyMapping Collection is represented on Open-Frames.Net. BodyMapping Collection exhibits the project X-Quanta of Myriam Solar in Open-Frames.Net. X-QUANTA is a video installation on teleportation that will unfold during 2009 and 2010 with new projects on this site, Google, Youtube, other international spaces and digital networks. http://www.open-frames.net/
~ Linda Alterwitz-Mizrahi won first place in "Alternative Photography," the sixth annual juried exhibition of alternative photographs; the Julia Dean Gallery, 801 Ocean Front Walk, Studio #8, Venice Beach, California; thru Oct.2, 2009. http://www.juliadean.com/events.html
~ SAm Tomasello has just illustrated another book, "Mother Sea Turtle," Heinemann Publishers; and her series of Fantasy Planet images is on exhibit at the Kings Highway branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, NYC.
~ Pery Burge is having fun making the first movies of his work called "inksplosions" which bring to mind biological processes like mytosis, optic nerve, embryo, or undersea worlds; you can view online at:
~ Luke Jerram will be the The Wellcome Collection's featured guest/presenter for a SUPPER CLUB evening, Sept.30 from 19.00-21.30; his projects range from the vast hot-air balloon performance artwork 'Sky Orchestra' to the 'Talking Engagement Ring' he made for his girfriend. Join Luke to hear about his adventures at the boundaries of art and science while enjoying a seasonal supper from the award-winning Peyton and Byrne; £25 includes two-course dinner and two glasses of wine; To book call London, UK: 020 7611 2222. http://www.wellcomecollection.org/
~ Karl Cronin creates movement-based art documenting experience of place; check-out his new websites. http://dryearth.org
~ Susan Alexander has collaborated with sculptor Rebecca Kamen on "Divining Nature: An Elemental Garden" who transforms the hexagonal gallery into a luminous sculptural installation based on the Periodic Table of elements, accompanied by Susan's surround-soundscape derived from frequencies emitted by the nuclei of all 83 atoms by Susan; Oct.1 - Nov.14, 2009; The Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market Street Suite #103, Reston, VA http://www.oursounduniverse.com/events/
and another collaboration...
"Zero Waiting," a double video installation will be exhibited in "en Trance" at thethe Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz, California, Oct.2-25, 2009; a collaboration between composer Susan Alexjander and visual artist Diana Hobson "It weaves together sound and visual symbolism to evoke the Quantum Field from which all life emerges." http://www.oursounduniverse.com/film.html
~ Diana Hobson has created short film collaboration "Zero Waiting" with composer Susan Alexander. [see above]
~ Steve Miller's first solo show of photography, "Roots" at the Robin Rice Gallery presents 14 digital X-ray images of flora; Reception: Sept.16, 2009; 325 W. 11th Street, NYC; thru Oct.25, 2009. Steve has presented 31 solo exhibitions at major art institutions around the world. http://www.robinricegallery.com
~ Jennifer Monson's "Mahomet Aquifer Project" is a multi-year dance project that investigates the multiple influences, forces, and flows on the aquifer. Close study of the local environment, geography, history, hydrology, geology, and economy are integral to the project, which will result in outdoor dance performances, panel discussions, and workshops in Eastern Central Illinois. http://www.iLANDart.org
~ Lindsay Obermeyer will be collecting hand knit and crochet hats for the The Red Thread Project® at the St. Louis Artists Guild until September 25 for the performance on Sept.27, 2009 at 1pm. http://loops.typepad.com
~ Joshua Fried collaborates with Jed Distler in "No Soap Radio Wonderland"; Sept.14, 2009 at 8:30pm; Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, NYC. http://radiowonderland.org/serendipity/
~ Tom Bates has launched a new website on his Computational Fine Art. http://www.betweenartandscience.com
~ Chris Twomey's artwork is included in a current show, EXPOSED; thru Sept.24, 2009; gallery hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 6 to 8 pm; Closing Party: Sept.26th from 2-6pm; CREON Gallery, 238 East 24 St, 1B (Gramercy/Flat Iron, near 2nd Ave), NYC. http://www.creongallery.com
~ Claire Beynon had a solo show, "Questions of Balance," Aug.26-Sept.13, 2009; the ArtHouse, Christchurch, New Zealand. http://www.thearthouse.co.nz/exhibitions/35/
~ Laura Splan's news includes:
* recent recipient of a Jerome Foundation Travel/Study Grant to visit Europe in order to research the history of the invention of medical instruments and medical imaging
* her mixed media sculptures that incorporate anatomical structures into embroidery included in the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Cheongju, South Korea; Sept.23 - Nov.1, 2009
* "Craftwerk 2.0" group exhibition; September 2009 - January 2010; Jönköpings County Museum, Jönköping, Sweden
* "Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit" group exhibition; Oct.1 - Dec.20, 2009; Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, Union College, Schenectady, NY
* included in a review of the "Raised in Craftivity" show in Feb.2009 at the Wignall Museum at Chaffey College.
* included in the exhibition catalog for "Dynamic Equilibrium" at Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, Union College, Schenectady, NY; March-May 2009
~ Eleni Mylonas was included in the Summer Exhibition, "ACCROCHAGE" at the Kouros Gallery, 23 E. 73rd St, NYC. http://www.kourosgallery.com
~ Devorah Sperber's current solo exhibitions include:
* "Devorah Sperber: Threads of Perception" travels to the Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho; June 20 - Sept.20, 2009; and the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Oct.29, 2009- Jan.24, 2009.
and Group exhibitions:
* "Out of This World," Albany International Airport, Albany, NY, June 20 - November 29, 2009
* "Beyond Appearances," Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, September 10 - November 25, 2009
* "Manufractured," Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose, CA, Opens August- November
~ Ursula Freer has a digital image in the new anthology, Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Glabal Warming, created from selected submissions to an Open Call from the Union of Concerned Scientists and published by Penguin Classics. http://www.ucsusa.org/americanstories/
~ Susan Eriksson [formal education in geology and geochemistry] was recently interviewed by U.S. News and World Report and a podcast, "The Art of Science," was produced by the National Science Foundation. It is now posted online at: http://usnews.feedroom.com/index.jsp?auto_band=x&rf=sv&fr_story=59a4c99ed8a581f
She is participating in OPEN STUDIOS BOULDER [Colorado] Studio#108; Saturdays & Sundays Oct. 3-4 and Oct. 10-11, 2009; Noon-6pm each day.
~ Kenneth Huff reports that last week, during the 2009 Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, one of his time-based visual artworks was shown, accompanied by the Bruckner Orchester Linz. The concerto for piano, "Lousadzak (The Coming of Light)" by Alan Hovahness, was conducted by Dennis Russell Davis, with Maki Namekawa on piano. The piece was very well-received by the festival audience. There is a brief clip on my blog from the final rehearsal and a photo from the performance:
Also at the Ars Electronica Center, there is a three-year exhibition of a selection of his still images, Organik Constructions, that is showing in the Center's Deep Space projection gallery. http://www.kennethahuff.com/blog/
Kenneth'S blog is: http://www.kennethahuff.com/blog/
~ Eva Lee and...
Jonathan Feldschuh both have artwork included in "Starry Messenger: Galileo's Vision in 21st Century Art" exhibition at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in Baton Rouge; Sept.26 - Dec.13, 2009. http://www.lasm.org/exhibits/upcoming.shtml
JULY - AUGUST 2009
~ Eric Staller reports that:
* 250 of his "ConferenceBikes" [circular bicycle built for 7 people; even blind people can experience cycling on this unique invention] are now in 16 countries. http://www.ericstaller.com/urban%20UFOs/
* his newest inspiration, "Mr. Lonely" is a kinetic water sculpture installed in a canal in Amsterdam. http://www.ericstaller.com/news/
~ Ana Dumitriu is exhibiting "Cybernetic Bacteria 2.0," a collaborative project with members of her Institute for Unnecessary Research, at The Science Gallery in Dublin from April 16 -July 22, 2009. http://www.annadumitriu.co.uk
~ Eric Singer will exhibit over 50 of LEMUR [League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots] musical robots and a video installation; the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NYC; thru Sept.13, 2009. http://www.snug-harbor.org/visual_arts/
~ Devorah Sperber's "Threads of Perception" is a traveling solo exhibition that originated at the Brooklyn Museum/NYC, is composed of her 3-d optical/perceptual paintings made from thousands of colored thread spools, of which many are based on classical paintings of Renaissance Old Masters [see "festivals/exhibitions section above]. Her work is also included in several group exhibitions:
* "Then and Now," Arkell Museum, Canajohare, NY; thru August 5, 2009.
* "Out of This World," Albany International Airport, Albany, NY; thru Nov.29, 2009.
* "Beyond Appearances," Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NYC; Sept.10 - Nov.25, 2009.
* "Manufractured," Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, San Jose, CA; August- November 2009. http://www.devorahsperber.com
~ Bobbie Mastrangelo's post card, "American Pride" is included in the annual 2009 National Post Card Week Issue. http://bobbimastrangelo.com/MyNews/?p=306
~ James Polk has designed a truck kit for kids to build and that recently premiered to the public [kids!] as part of Big Truck Day at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring, NY. Polk's company, Canstruct, designs/builds creative mechanical devices for exhibits, industry, and architecture. http://www.canstruct.com
~ Elahe Crockett, a painter and professor of physiology & medical sciences, has a new website: http://www.elahegallery.com
~ Andrew Carnie's solo exhibition, "Seized: Out Of This World," is a visual exploration of temporal lobe epilepsy and its creative effects; City Space at the Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, UK; thru July 26, 2009. http://scienceandart--andrew-carnie.blogspot.com
~ Ursula Freer's digital art has been selected for publication in the new web-project/soon-to-be-book, "Thoreau’s Legacy" published by The Concerned Scientists. http://www.ucsusa.org/americanstories/
~ Steve Miller's x-ray images of Amazonian plants from his recent series, "Health of the Planet" series are being featured in a three-person show in Howard Yezerski Gallery's current show is "Deviant Specimens;" thru Aug. 18, 2009; Boston, MA/USA.
~ Roz Dimon's news includes:
* her digital art will be featured in the "ART FOR CHANGE: Roz Dimon/Janet Culbertson/Jackie Black" show on Shelter Island, NY as part of the OPEN ART STUDIOS 2009/independent artists of the East End; July 17 &18,10am-5pm; Shelter Island and The Hamptons, NY; FREE.
* her most recent net.art piece, Pale Male acquired by a curator at Metropolitan Museum of Art, interview on NPR, featured artist in new anthology on Digital Art in the 21st century. http://www.dimonscapes.com/palemale/
~ Suzanne Anker's report includes:
* her solo exhibition, The Glass Veil, will be held at the Ruine des Rudolf-Virchow-Horsaals, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum, Berlin-Mitte, Germany; July 9 - Sept.6, 2009. http://gg-art.com/news/read.php?newsid=37845
* the exhibition is held in conjunction with the conference, Habitus in Habitat I: Emotion and Motion, organized by Neuroscience-Berlin; July 9-12, 2009.http://www.neuroscience-berlin.de/
* she was a panelist for "MisAttribution: Agency in Thought and Action" at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain; July 16, 2009.
* she presented at the "THE ART OF EVOLUTION: CHARLES DARWIN AND VISUAL CULTURES" conference; at the The Courtauld Institute of Art, London; July 2-4, 2009 in London.
~ Susan Kaprov: exhibitions and recent commission:
* "Take Out" show; the Brevard Art Museum in Melbourne, Florida. http://www.brevardartmuseum.org
* "In The Flesh II;" the Torpedo Factory Art Gallery in Alexandria, VA. http://www.torpedofactory.org
* her public art commission "Lights! Action! Camera!" was recently installed at the Harvard University Medical School.
~ Joshua Fried's RADIO WONDERLAND performed in three different NYC venues for the "Make Music New York" festival.
* he also participated in THE SPLICE / XRAY OUTSIDE BROADCAST of NYC's "eclectic electronics" series with futurist cabaret XRAY on June 21, 2009.
* check website for up-coming shows: http://radiowonderland.org/serendipity/
~ Mara Haseltine's current enviro-art/reclamation project, LIVING SCULPTURES: One Artist’s Quest to Create the Ultimate Habitat for the Urban Oyster; recently invited the public to a Lecture & Demonstration on Water Pod (environmental art barge docked off Governor’s Island) and a Tour of "Modern Day Midden: Ode to Oysters Past;" Governor's Island, NYC; July 12, 2009.
~ Ana Maria Nicholson, Director of the Center for the Holographic Arts/NYC [the Holocenter] has done a superb job of finding new incarnations for the Center's programs, as it recently closed its doors from lack of funding. [see FYI Section above for details http://www.holocenter.org
~ Corinne Whitaker - the July issue of her online publication, Giraffe, presents a richly diverse perspective on "art and society." http://www.giraffe.com
~ Erika Blumenfeld, having returned from participating in an art-science expedition to Antarctica, is ensconsed in her new studio in Marfa, TX and is working on the images and video produced on the trip. Also:
* an essay she wrote while in Antarctica and over 30 images have been included in a newly published book, Arte da Antártida (Art from Antarctica).
* her Antarctica work is included in several exhibitions that are an integral part of her on-going PolarProject [be sure to check-out her blog]:
* September 4 - October 23: "Erika Blumenfeld, LAND/ART", Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
* August 7 - September 11: "Polar Identity," WORKS Gallery, San Jose, California, USA.
* June 12 - August 30: Gefrorene Zeit, Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany.
* Her ambitious "Polar Project" includes exhibitions, blog writings from the expedition, a website, etc. http://www.thepolarproject.com
~ Lindsay Obermeyer's LBO Studio announces her summer exhibition schedule online at: http://loops.typepad.com
~ Agnes Denes' work is included in the group exhibition, "Foodprint," political art statements relating to food production; at BINK36, Binckhorstlaan 36, Hague; organized by Stroom Den Haag, Hague, The Netherlands; June 27 - Aug.23, 2009. http://www.stroom.nl
~ Lindsay Halleckson's first major solo show, "Survival in Flux: Paintings by Lindsy Halleckson;" Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN; Opening Reception: July 23rd 7-9pm; exhibition runs through Aug.22, 2009. http://www.northfieldartsguild.com
~ Eugenia Fratzeskou's videos were among those 30 artists selected for "The One Minutes Train" installation at Arsenale Novissimo in Venice during 53rd Biennale, part of the Rietveld Arsenale; June 4 - July 19, 2009; the videos are of landscapes passing by, shot through the window of a moving train; a journey through 30 countries. http://www.geocities.com/
~ Devorah Sperber was a presenter along with other artists and neuroscientists at the World Science Festival/NYC's event, "Portraits of Perception: The Human Face," June 12, 2009, 8-9:30pm; Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC. http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/
~ Joseph Ingoldsby's news includes:
* a retrospective exhibition, "Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species," presents his environmental advocacy works that use art and science to communicate concern for the vanishing landscapes and endangered species of the Midwest and New England; Steinhauer Gallery, UW-Madison Arboretum; May 5 - June 29, 2009; June 17- 75th Anniversary Arboretum Celebrations; June 21- Gallery Opening and Artist’s Talk, 2-4pm. http://josephemmanuelingoldsby.com/
* "Silent Shadows of Whooping Cranes" project for 2009 Artist in Residence, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. This will be an installation of hand made, prairie fiber castings of whooping cranes set at critical points within the refuge and allowed to return to the earth, illustrating the fine line between an endangered species and an extinct species.
* The Fields Project- Icons of the Vanishing Prairies , Oregon, Ilinois; June 20-28, 2009. A monumental earthwork will be set in the Rock River Valley with the iconic bald eagle, gray wolf and American bison bound by a setting sun. http://josephemmanuelingoldsby.com/icons1.html
Recent Publications include:
* "Vanishing Landscapes: The Atlantic Salt Marsh," MIT Press, Leonardo Journal, 42-2-2009.
* Requiem for a Drowning Landscape, ORION Magazine "Nature/Culture/Place"; March-April 2009.
~ Lynn Fellman was recently invited by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, NY [Life Sciences/Watson/Crick/DNA/etc.] to display her "DNA Portraits" during their symposium is titled "Evolution: the Molecular Landscape" for invited scientists, and she was also interviewed by Ira Flatow on "Science Friday" for NPR radio. Here are some links to the interview and for Lynn's work: http://www.sciencefriday.com/program/
~ Leni Schwendinger's LightProjects Studio announces recent Award-Winning NYC Projects:
* Triple Bridge Gateway at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Midtown Manhattan
* Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
* Flatbush Avenue Streetscape Masterplan, Brooklyn, NY
* Queens Plaza Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project, Queens, NYC. http://www.lightprojectsltd.com
~ Myriam Solar's news includes:
* her work was exhibited for International Day of the Museums of ICOM on May 18, 2009, in the Quantum Collection of the Digital Museum of Spanish Authors in the virtual exhibition of Books and Readings of the National Library of Spain. This Collection is a photographic series conceived in the framework of the new media of screen in interaction with the art of the complexity, the authopoiesis and the digital environment and whose development will continue in the digital networks. Her digital series contains 3 portraits of Francisco de Quevedo Villegas.
* her quantum poetry and complexity art was also displayed as part of the Virtual and Mural Exhibition of Poetry and Complexity Art at the XLV Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, May 23-26, 2009; Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario; there were participating poets and artists from 22 countries. http://fis.ucalgary.ca/ACH/
[Click on "next" button in the top right corner to view the 2nd & 3rd image #s 45, 46 & 47.]
~ Bobbie Mastrangelo won first prize for her miniature rotating sculpture, "The Essential Element" [an embossed manhole cover design with the words "Water Supply" on it] at The Osceola Center for the Arts in Kissimmee Florida. http://bobbimastrangelo.com/MyNews/?p=200
~ Roger Ferragallo's 30-foot long "Tree of Life," the world's largest digital painting [combines both HIPerWall and Google Earth technologies], continues to have new lives. http://www.mmdnewswire.com/
~ Eva Lee's works on paper were part of the "Current Connecticut" exhibition at ArtSpace in Hartford, CT; organized by Paper New England. http://www.christiansonlee.com/
~ Ellen Jantzen's digital print, "Blind Howel" is in the Benefit Auction Exhibition for the Aferro Gallery in Newark, NJ; June 20, 7-10pm; Preview June 19, 6-8pm. http://www.ellenjantzen.com
~ Elaine Whittaker's mixed-media installation, "TETHER," is on view at the Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; May 27 - June 20, 2009. Juxtaposing the scientific with the personal, and the technological with the psychological and spiritual, "Tether" is a meditation on life and loss, presence and absence, tangible and ethereal...on the energy of connection. http://www.etwhittaker.com/
~ Tonietta Walters was an invited presenter at the "Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference" June 11-14, 2009 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in conjunction with the virtual exhibition she curated for the conference Art/Tech Exhibition called "Flow in the Zone: A Global Perspective on the Inner Experience of the Traditional Artist." http://www.asiaconsciousness.org/TSC/
~ SAm Tomasello's "The Planets and Planettes," her new series of fantasy depictions of the planets, is featured as the opening exhibition celebrating the re-opening of the Kings Highway Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on June 11, 2009; her work will be on display till the end of 2009. http://www.sciencepiction.com
~ Joshua Fried /RadioWonderland participated in the FIGMENT arts festival on Governor's Island, NYC; June 12-14, 2009. http://radiowonderland.org/serendipity/
~ Paul Friendlander has been commissioned to produce several new kinetic lightart sculptures around the world:
* The Light Tree, a ten meter high light sculpture to be permanently sited in an open space in East London commissioned by Splash Arts in association with Tower Hamlets Council;
* A permanent exhibit at the Kopernicus Centre, the new science museum currently under construction in Warsaw, Poland, opening April 2010;
* A permanent exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry;
* Additionally, he is a collaborating artist for the public project, THE BRAIN UNRAVELLED, Sept.7-19, 2009; The Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London. http://www.thebrainunravelled.com
~ Michael Wright presented his "Virtual World Project 08" in Second Life at The New Media Consortium Summer Conference Interactive Sessions hosted by California State University Monterey Bay June 9 - June 13, 2009. This is the second year in a row that Wright’s project was chosen to be featured as part of the interactive showcase.
~ Melissa Fleming participated in the Figment Arts Festival on Governor's Island in New York Harbor, June 12-14, 2009.
~ Mark Stock reports on both his art & science news:
It is difficult to juggle the responsibilities of being a scientist and an artist: both require publishing, speaking, and showing work, both require grant-writing, and both seem to be full-time jobs. Already this year, I have shown work at:
* Electronics Alive V in Tampa, FL
* Infinite Beauty in Utah
* SYNTAX at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
I have received acceptances from:
* Pixel Fusion in Thailand
* the Bridges Conference for Art and Mathematics 2009 show in Banff, Alberta, Canada
* the Digital Art Online Gallery for two information visualization conferences to be held in Barcelona and Tianjin
In addition to that, my scientist responsibilities have me:
* writing computer programs to simulate the fluid flow around dynamic objects that will run on new high-performance graphics cards, each of which has 240 or more parallel processors.
* I hope to publish a paper on a novel adaptive mesh resolution vortex method that I developed last year.
* Am also working on a few open-source programming
projects that I use for my art that a few other artists and researchers say fill a gap in the available tools.
* My diffusion-limited-aggregation tool (DLA-ND) has been shown to recreate the shapes of protein aggregation in Alzeimher's disease research.
* My 3D triangle mesh toolkit (Rocktools) is being used by hobbyist artists to create realistic models for rocks, and has been referenced in an article in Powder Technology.
* You can follow my announcements and amusements on art, science, and computation on Twitter: @markjstock; view and purchase open-edition artwork at http://markstock.imagekind.com or head to http://markjstock.com to see my major pieces, get a list of upcoming shows, and download slides from my talks.
~ Anna Dumitriu participated in the exhibition and performance of e-MobiLArt / European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists; as part of the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece; May 20 - June 10, 2009. http://www.media.uoa.gr/emobilart
~ Eric Singer's LEMUR [League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots] summer schedule:
* with Ben Neill @ NIME2009 Conference, Pittsburgh. June 6, 2009
* an installation @ Maximal Festival, Milan, Italy; June 13, 2009; http://www.maximalfestival.it
* with Adam Matta @ Detroit, Midsummer Nights In Midtown, MOCAD, Detroit; June 26, 2009. http://www.midsummernightsinmidtown.com
* an installation @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island; July 11-Sept 13, 2009. http://www.snug-harbor.org
* GamelaTron @ River To River Festival, World Financial Center, NYC; July 21, 2009. http://www.rivertorivernyc.com
~ Laura Splan's "Bone Plates" series will be on display in the Shakerag Faculty Exhibition from June 5-26, 2009. "Bone Plates," a photographic inkjet series, includes imagery of surgical bone plates combined with drawings using blood as "ink". Reception: June 24, 2009 at 8:30pm, St. Andrew's-Sewanee Gallery, Sewanee, TN.
~ Karl Cronin's news includes:
* Performed "What Came Before" at Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NYC on May 31, 2009. This performative work takes a fresh approach to the traditional historic walking tour, replacing facts and figures with experiential learning and performance.
* Research: he was awarded an artist residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute (Fall '09), where he will embody indicators of environmental health, and etch a large-scale tattoo into the dessert. http://earthtattoo.wordpress.com/
* Writing a book on the research discipline he's developing, Experiential Geography. To track his progress, visit http://experientialgeography.wordpress.com
~ Izumi Tokuno has artwork included in the group exhibition, "The Queensboro Bridge 100th" from Roosevelt Island, NYC; Gallery RIVAA 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NYC; Tel: 212-308-6630; thru June 28, 2009. http://www.takeya.com/mm/gallery/clog/index.htm
~ Corinne Whitaker's digital sculpture and paintings on aluminum and plexi are on view as part of the gallery artists group show at the Paul Mahder Gallery in San Francisco; thru July 19, 2009. http://giraffe.com
~ C. Bangs has an artwork included in the online journal, On The Issues/Spring 2009 issue: "Lines In The Sand." http://www.cbangs.com
~ Kenneth Eward's digital art was recently selected for a ScienceLine article, "A Molecular Weapon Against HIV" by NYU Science Journalism student, Rachael Rettner. http://scienceline.org/2009/04/20/
~ Robin Oppenheimer gave an a/v presentation, "Maximal Art: The Origins and Aesthetics of West Coast Light Shows" [based on her Ph.D. research] on April 18, 2009 at Aurora Picture Show's annual Media Archeology Festival in Houston, Texas. Psychedelic light shows were the focus for this year's festival. http://www.aurorapictureshow.org/
~ Leni Schwendinger and her team recently completed a luminous public art installation at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC; this shimmering corridore of light has a weekly rotating schedule of visual compositions viewable from 1/2 hour before sunset - until 11:30pm. http://lightprojectsltd.com
~ Michael Wright, digital media professor at Otis College of Art and Design, is one of the pioneer artists mentioned in an article by new media art historian Patric D Prince in the spring 09 issue of the ”Art Journal” published by the College Art Association. The Prince article “Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of Digital Printmaking in America” is one of three features dealing with early digital art making covered in the spring issue of the "Art Journal." Wright is quoted and his late 90s image, "I, Be, Am" is displayed.
~ Corinne Whitaker's May'09 edition of her eZine, The Digital Giraffe, is now posted. http://www.giraffe.com
~ Athena Tacha's public art was recently highlighted by the US State Department [they chose four women environmental artists including Jackie Brookner and Maya Lin]. http://www.america.gov/st/arts-english/2009/March/20090317172820GLnesnoM0.
~ Alyce Santoro shares her current and upcoming shows:
* MADISON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Madison, WI; "Return to Function," May 1 - Aug.22, 2009; her custom sonic fabric dress that was worn and "played" on stage by Jon Fishman of Phish (will be on display during nearby phish summer tour dates june 20-21 in Troy, WI). http://www.mmoca.org/exhibitions/exhibitdetails/
* KOLDINGHUS, Denmark; "Fabric For Thought - Sustainable Fashion," May 7 - Sept.6, 2009; features the sonic fabric Voidness Dress
* FUTUROTEXTILE'09 opening in Bangkok at the Jim Thompson House; July 29 - Oct 16, 2009, and then on to Casablanca.
Her new skinny Sonic Fabric Ties are now available at http://improbable.supermarkethq.com
~ Rein Trefeldt reports:
* "Sunny Isles Beach Blue," his kinetic sculpture made of bronze, stainless steel and black granite with a 10' wing span, was delivered in February and is to be installed soon at Senator Gwen Margolis Park, Sunny Isles Beach, FL.
* The Solar Tree Foundation, that Rein helped inspire, was established to help organizations raise funds to install solar sculptures in their communities; and his Solar Tree Project has been in development as a solar energy project with a California elementary school for a couple of years; learn about it here: http://solartree.org/projects.html
~ Joshua Fried /RadioWonderland will be performing in NYC for two outdoor shows on June 21, 2009 for "Make Music New York." http://radiowonderland.org/serendipity/
~ Marianne Petit's commissioned net.art piece, "Recollecting Adams," is a web-based animation series that tells the charming story of a small mountain town in Massachusetts, through first-person accounts from "old-timers" to the artist. http://transition.turbulence.org/
This year-long web project has received some nice press recently:
* Elizabeth Murray's article: http://greylockarts.net/files/recollectingtranscript.pdf
* Smith [College] Magazine wrote a great review about it in their Editor’s Blogs: "Sites We Love" column http://www.smithmag.net/obsessions/2009/04/10/sites-we-love-recollecting-adams/
~ Dr. Louis P. Visentin, Brandon University President and Vice-Chancellor in Western Manitoba, Canada, presented his artworks in a collaborative event, A SIGHT AND SOUND GALA, with Brandon University's Orchestra and Symphonic Band; March 24, 2009.
~ Rob O'Neill was an invited presenter at two recent international conferences: Intersculpt in France and Mutamorphosis in Prague.
~ Mara G. Haseltine and New School/NYC students in her Oyster Garden Class of 2008/09, recently presented their project, "New Environmental Design solutions for the Ultimate Urban Oyster Habitat" in the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, NYC; April 21, 2009. http://calamara.com/newschoolmidden.html
~ Ellen Jantzen's photo manipulations ("Clarifying Levitation", and "Emanation"), were selected by juror, Alma Ruiz (curator at MOCA, Los Angeles) for the 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, "Contemporary Art" at the korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA; April 10-30, 2009. http://www.kccla.org
~ Merrie Southgate's "Last Book Project" is a literacy-based, arts-infused, science-centered, technology-driven project whose goal is to achieve ocean literacy among middle school learners and for which she is seeking funding; she is the author/illustrator of the acclaimed "Agnes Pflumm Trilogy" of science literacy children's books. http://www.agnespflumm.com
~ Ursula Freer is having a solo show of her digital prints at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Street, Los Alamos, NM; May – August 2009. http://www.ursulafreer.com
~ Lindsy Halleckson will be participating in the following:
* First Thursdays in the Arts District - Open Studios at the Northrup King Building located in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District; May 7th 5-9:00pm [tonight!]
*Art-A-Whirl, 2009; Friday, May 15th 5-10pm
Saturday, May 16th Noon-6pm (Note: I will be closing earlier than other studios that close at 8pm this night)
Sunday, May 17th Noon-5pm
This annual extravaganza is where all of the studios, galleries, workshops in the Northeast Arts District are open to the public. There are hundreds of artists to check-out in the Northrup King Building alone, but other hot spots include the California Building, Casket Arts, and Fox Tax. Stay tuned to www.NorthrupKingBuilding.com and www.NEMAA.org for updates on special events.
* She will be running in the Susan G. Komen Foundation - Race for the Cure [for breast cancer]; Saturday, May 10, 2009. She's trying to raise $2500, so please help if you can. Click here to donate on my fundraising page: http://www.active.com/donate/
~ Colleen Flanigan shared an up-date on her participation in projects to help save ocean coral reefs: Karang Lestari, Biorock, and the Community Crocheted Coral Reef. She thanks those that attended the film screening of "Reef Reborn," and supporting coral reef restoration in Pemuteran, Bali. To those of you who contributed to the community coral reef, after it's 3-month display at Gossamer Fiber Arts, it was admired by thousand's at Oregon Museum of Science & Industry from Feb-May 3, 2009. We are currently seeking its next evolution. Envisioning more movie screenings, more crocheted corals, and a larger art/science exhibit that integrates video, lighting, aerial performance with metal "Biorock" structures, photos and more to raise awareness and empathy for the oceans and all life. We have a few leads. We encourage anyone to suggest venues, collaborators and opportunities for an exhibit, event, or screening. Rose Sabel-Dodge of Gossamer is continuing to creatively craft installations with the local community. Please check out her website, http://www.gossamerfiberarts.com, to learn about the upcoming Bee Meadow Project to support The Northwest Apiculture Fund for Honey Bee Research, Extension and Education. (a collaboration between the Oregon State Beekeepers Association and Oregon State University)
~ Erika Blumenfeld spent four weeks in Antarctica [February 2009] as the artist-in-residence of ITASC (Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation) and SANAP (South African National Antarctic Program). Read about this experience in her blog, learn about her Polar Project, and the 2009 exhibitions that will feature this new photographic work based on the quality of light in this magical continent. She is ASCI's April 2009 Featured Member: http://www.asci.org/artikel1036.html
~ Christopher Janney's commission for the Fort Worth Public Art program announced the April 2nd, 2009 unveiling of "Parking in Color." This large-scale, environmental artwork, an 11-story parking garage at the Fort Worth Convention Center, is Fort Worth's newest, and most melodic [interactive sound in elevators], signature building. http://www.fwpublicart.org/nu_site/page.php/id/events
~ Lisa Canning's new web blog, Entrepreneur The Arts, is now online. http://blog.entrepreneurthearts.com
~ Greg Blonder's "e uno plures" installation is being exhibited at the School of Design Strategies at Parsons the New School for Design, NYC in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th Street. The installation is in recognition of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection;" thru April 11, 2009. http://www.gregblonder.com/eunoplures/index.htm
~ Sarah Tanguy has curated an exhibition, a scientist talk, and discussion of a new play... all inspired by astronomy celebrating the 2009 International Year of Astronomy for the American Center for Physics. http://www.acp.org/events.html
~ Colleen Flanigan is among the individuals selected for TED's new Fellows Program, The 2009 Long Beach TED Fellows, inaugrated by 40 world-changing innovators from around the world. TED will help amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. http://www.ted.com/pages/view/id/246
~ Corinne Whitaker has pubished the April'09 edition of her online zine: The Giraffe; and you can also see her art at the Paul Mahder Gallery in San Francisco at 3378 Sacramento Street in the Presidio Heights neighborhood. http://www.giraffe.com
~ Lynn Fellman has launched her blog that, like her artwork, is inspired by genetics; and begun in 2008, she regularly interviews noted scientists on the a live radio show produced by Minnesota Atheists. On March 29, 2009, Dr. Sean B. Carroll, "Evo Devo" biologist and author, discussed his new book "Remarkable Creatures." Podcasts of past shows are available at through iTunes and on her website. http://www.fellmanstudio.com/fellman_shows.html
~ Joshua Fried/Radio Wonderland "opened" for They Might Be Giants on March 28, 2009 at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC. http://radiowonderland.org/serendipity/
~ Peter Gray, a former molecular biologist, now a full-time sculptor, was included in a March 13, 2009 article in the AAAS' online SCIENCE magazine entitled, "Adding an Artistic Dimension to Science," which also includes other art-sci practitioners, as well as Nobel Laureate Raold Hoffman. http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/
~ Laura Splan's sculptures and works on paper are included in "Dynamic Equilibrium" at Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY. This group exhibit explores the intersection of art and science, commenting on scientific practices and striving to expand its creative possibilities; March 12 - May 10, 2009; Lectures/Reception: April 9th & 20th.
~ Joseph Ingoldsby's news includes:
* a retrospective solo exhibition, "Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species," including a public lecture, "Fragmentation of the Natural and Cultural Landscape;" the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, May 1- June 30, 2009. http://uwarboretum.org
* "Spirits of Whooping Cranes" is the title of his Artist in Residence project, hand-made, prairie fiber paper casts of the iconic and endangered whooping cranes will be installed at critical points within the whooping cranes native habitat. The works will be allowed to return to the earth illustrating the slender thread between an endangered species and extinction; May 1 - June 30, 2009; Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Necedah, Wisconsin.
~ C. Bangs [and her scientist/physics professor husband, Greg Matloff, with whom she collaborates on books and other projects] had a full-page, photo-collage mention in SEED Magazine [print], March 2009 issue, page 33. http://www.cbangs.com
~ Sarah Pillow has posted new videos and pictures (and comments) from her collaborative art-science performance piece, "Galileo's Daughters," at their recent venue in Madison, Wisconsin. http://www.galileosdaughters.com
~ Eva Lee was recently commissioned to collaborate on a multimedia presentation with her local symphony orchestra's performance of Gustav Holsts' "The Planets" in celebration of 2009 International Year of Astronomy. http://www.connpost.com/entertainment/ci_11986347
~ April Vollmer's news:
* In January she spent three weeks in India visiting Buddhist caves and Mughal monuments. Some highlights can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com/
aprilvollmer/IndiaHighlightsLongVersion# She is currently working on several book and print projects based on this amazing trip.
* participating in group show, "Relief Printing: Contrasting Surfaces"; March 20 - April 10 2009; Arts Guild of Rahway, NJ. http://www.rahwayartsguild.org
* included in "Man Overboard," an international portfolio exhibition; Southern Graphics Council; Chicago, IL; March 25-28, 2009.
* she will be teaching woodblock at Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, CA; June 6-7, 2009. http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/
* she is scheduled to teach a Japanese woodblock class at the Maine College of Art, Portland, ME; June 15-19, 2009. http://www.meca.edu
~ Edward Ramsay-Morin's 3-D technologies & interactive multimedia work is located at his new website. Check-out his virtual world's piece "OAISIS." http://www.innerspacelabs.com
~ Ellen K. Levy has two concurrent solo shows:
* "Stealing Attention" at Michael Steinberg Fine Art gallery in New York City; thru April 18, 2009. http://www.michaelsteinbergfineart.com/
* "Decoding Metaphors for the 21st Century," The Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, New Jersey; thru April 19, 2009. http://www.rider.edu/16195_16556.htm
~ Roger Ferragallo's "Cosmic Tree Of Life" (CTOL) is a 546 mega-pixel, photonic, digital painting that has been underway since 2002 and has been issued in 3 iterations: .5, 1.0, and on March 20, 2009: version 2.0. This work remains a work in progress for the foreseeable future. CTOL measures 25 x 15 feet (should it ever be printed) and was primarily designed to be viewed in the emissive photonic light in which it was created. Exhibition venues for displaying this work await the future. However, it is currently being exhibited at the University of California San Diego on the world's largest high resolution screen (HIPerSpace measuring 31.8 x 7.9 feet). It is also being exhibited live and interactively at GIGAPAN.COM, a project by Carnegie Mellon University with partners Google Earth, NASA Ames, and National Geographic. View an excellent video documentation of this piece at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awkGbvBz30I
~ Ellen K. Levy has two new solo shows:
* "Stealing Attention" at Michael Steinberg Fine Art, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 215, NYC; March 19 - April 18, 2009; Reception: Thurs. March 19, 6-8 pm; This show includes a collaboration with neuroscientist Michael E. Goldberg
* "Decoding Metaphors for the 21st Century: Selections 2000-2008," Rider University Art Gallery (Bart Luedeke Center, 3rd Fl.), Lawrenceville, NJ; March 12 - April 19, 2009; Reception: March 12, 5-7 pm.
~ Meryl Meisler is in a 2-person show at PS122 Gallery in New York City; 150 First Avenue (enter on 10th St. btw Ave. A & 1st Ave.);thru March 22, 2009. http://www.ps122gallery.org
~ Ursula Freer will have one of her digital images included in a new online book, Thoreau's Legacy: American Stories about Global Warming, published by the Union of Concerned Scientists. http://www.ucsusa.org/americanstories/
~ Christopher Janney's news:
* On Feb.20, 2009 Chris and the singing group, The Persuasions, were special guests on WNYC radio's "Soundcheck" program with John Schaefer.
* On March 1, 2009, The Persuasions performed Chris' high-tech work "HeartBeat with The Persuasions," along with dancer Emily Coates, as a benefit for Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy in, Concord, Massachusetts.
~ Laura Splan's news:
* Visiting Artist/Faculty at Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN, June 20 - 27, 2009. She will be teaching the workshop: "From Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging + Inkjet Printing". Enrollment now open. http://www.shakerag.org/FacultyPages/Splan.html
* exhibited new work in "Sick Love", Catherine Slip Art Space, NYC, Feb.26 - March 1, 2009; Splan's new video "Qualitative Analysis" (2008) explores classic science fiction tropes such as the mad scientist and unnatural transformation. http://www.catherineslip.blogspot.com
* her computerized machine embroidered "Doilies" will be included in the traveling exhibit "Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit", Feb.20 - June 1, 2009, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA. The pattern of each doily is based on the structure of a different human virus. http://www.hollins.edu/news-events/museum/current_exhibitions/current_exhibits.htm
* "Trepidation" (2004), Splan's video abstraction of blood emerging from the body was included in "DIGITAL RITUALS", February 21, 2009, RecJUNGLE, Brooklyn, NY. http://www.laurasplan.com
~ Edward Ramsay-Morin's work utilizes 3-D technologies & interactive multimedia; check-out his new piece, OAISIS.
~ Chris Twomey's work was presented at the BROADTHINKING booth 7 at the Bridge ArtFair, NYC; March 5-8, 2009.
~ Stephanie Strickland's news:
* presented a digital poetry program at Duke University and at the Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, in NYC, February 2009.
* gave a panel presentation at the AWP conference on the Electronic Literature Organization, http://eliterature.org, of which she is a Director.
* her collaborative work, "slippingglimpse," appeared in Counterpath Press Electronic Literature Special Edition http://counterpathpress.org/elitpath
* her article "Born Digital" appeared on the Poetry Foundation website at: http://poetryfoundation.org/
~ Susan Kaprov was the recipient of the Biever Artist-in-Residence Grant at Loyola University in New Orleans during February 2009. She is currently installing Lights! Action! Camera! a public art commission for the Children's Hospital of Boston at Harvard Medical School. http://www.kaprov.com
~ Joshua Fried/RaidioWonderland was invited for the 3rd year to perform at the SPARK festival at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis on Feb.20, 2009. http://radiowonderland.org/serendipity/index.php
~ Myriam Solar's news:
* Complexity Art & Aesthetics: Myriam Solar presents 7 video-clip excerpts of Bionic Art, Techno-Bio Organisms, 4-D, Natural Fractal, and Zoodrawings in The Saatchi Gallery OnLine, that explore the interrelation of art-sci, tech-nature with the water, the light, the machines, plants and interspecies. This showcase reveals derivations of other emerging areas such as the zoo-narrative with interspecies and literature, and quantum poetics.
* "New End for History," a poem with voice and music by Myriam Solar, was included in the program "The Eternal Ephemeral" of Arcano Radio from Mexico. This program showcases poets of Spain and Latin America and in this broadcasting, 14 poets originating of Spain, Argentina, Costa Rica, Mexico and El Salvador participated. You can listen to the program at: http://www.arcanoradio.com and... http://www.arcanorevista.com (will discharge the Mp3 file from February 7, 2009 from the 7th hour of Mexico.)
~ Steve Miller's recent interview in Huffington Post is at:
~ Mara Haseltine's news:
* "Estrogen," a mixed media sculpture, is on loan at NY Academy of Sciences http://www.nyas.org
* "Oyster Midden" at NYC's The New School for Liberal Arts, The New School Courtyard on 66 West, 12th St New York City (front Garden) is the site for this innovative project that merges public art, environmental awareness and a slice of New York's oyster-growing history.
* She will be a presenter at the March 28th symposium, "Connecting to the Urban Environment - Creating Embodied and Relational Approaches to Environmental Awareness;" 9am-1pm at The New School, 6E. 16th Street, Room# D1009 (auditorium); this event is organized by iLAND-interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance. http://ilandsymposium.wordpress.com
* April 16th 2009, 6-8PM: RECEPTION for "Oysters and Geotherapy: Blue Prints to Save the Planet," Environmental Design solutions for the Ultimate Urban Oyster Habitat; Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries at Parsons/The New School, 66 Fifth Ave, NYC. (space is limited so contact Mara at: "calamara [at] mac [dot] com" for formal RSVP invite) http://www.calamara.com/news.html
~ Luke Jerram's news:
* "The Dream Director" is currently touring galleries and museums in the UK, including the ICA in London, FACT in Liverpool, the De la Warr Pavilion and Compton Verney; funding from The Clarke Bursary, the UK Digital Art Award, and a touring grant from the Arts Council of England. http://www.dreamdirector.net
* Sydney Festival installs Jerram's "Play Me, I'm Yours" across the city. http://www.streetpianos.com.au
* RSC commissions a permanent work for their new theatre
* "Art In Mind" - new book published by the Watershed. Browse at: http://www.dreamdirector.net/book.html
~ Corinne Whitaker has added two new features to her Digital Giraffe eZine (www.giraffe.com). "Y NOT" is a celebration of womanhood (and that includes Dame Edna as well!) and "Ad Hoc" by Richard Zakia, who examines advertising and perception.
~ Julian Voss-Andreae was an invited participant in the March 7-9, 2009 event: "Einstein and Picasso - Open Space Meeting" to explore what are the common issues that influence creative thinking and work of young scientists and artists today?; Dortmund, Germany;
* and, a solo show, "Structures to Sculptures," of photographs of his sculptures is being held at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad, India; Feb.22 - March 31, 2009. http://www.JulianVossAndreae.com
~ Benoit Maubrey is on a solo and workshop tour of North America from April 29-30 at the IDEA Center at Colorado College/ Colorado Springs ( www.theIDEAspace.com ) and solo performance THE ELECTRONIC GUY, then from May 7-10 at Deep Wireless festival/ Toronto (www.naisa.ca) where he is performing FEEDBACK FRED, presenting AUDIO BALLERINA SOLO, and a slide/video presentation A HISTORY OF ELECTROACOUSTIC CLOTHES. More info under:
(Feedback Fred) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvLO8oBpyGc
(Audio Gruppe) http://www.audioballerinas.com http://home.snafu.de/maubrey/
~ Jamie Allen is SEEKING FEEDBACK FROM THE ASCI COMMUNITY. He is an artist on a teaching and research appointment in Digital Media at the Culture Lab (Newcastle University, UK - http://heavyside.net/jamie/about/i-am-jamie/) and is developing a collaboration with Dr. Simon Baumann (of Newcastle, UK's Neuroscience Center http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ion/), to create a piece about fMRI and MRI imaging, that has two main goals:
a) to look at the interpretation of fMRI for a kind of non-empirical knowledge of how to make audio visual art work.
b) to reflect this medical science and research context as a site of performance - creating an art-sci work that shows not only the end-result (data and interpretation), but also, to some degree, the aesthetics and social uptake of an area of the new medical-industrial complex that has quite severe connotations for so many of us.
IF YOU HAVE SOME IDEAS TO SHARE WITH JAMIE, EMAIL HIM AT: "jamie [at] heavyside [dot] net"
~ Adrianne Wortzel's performance installation, "A Re-enactment of The Battle of the Pyramids," was part of the March 3, 2009 event, "Theatre of Code" curated by Christiane Paul at Light Industry's space in Brooklyn, NYC. Her piece consists of reconfigured robotic toys performing military maneuvers in rigid choreographed formations, and is intended as a testimony to the tragic consequences of imperialism and the dangers, follies and sadness of a rationale for blind obedience that makes victims out of warriors. This piece was initiated at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center/NYC in an Artist's Residency July-December 2008. http://adriannewortzel.com/battle
~ Alyce Santoro has embraced the Internet as an egalitarian way to display, market, and distribute her conceptual objects d'art.
* she is running a conceptual art distribution experiment on ebay.
* pieces included in the exhibition, Electronic Shamanism at Interaccess Media Arts Center in Toronto until March 7, 2009. http://www.interaccess.org/exhibitions/index.php?id=73
* two new videos on youtube: "Somewhere Sutra" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QE41dj2NG8 and "How to Explain Quantum Physics to a Dead Hare. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiiHpNfY5M0&NR=1
* you can find me on facebook
* on myspace at "Sounds Improbable" http://www.myspace.com/soundsimprobable
* you can RSS Feed my "Choose Determinism" blog http://www.choosedeterminism.blogspot.com/
* or visit my photostream on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/alycesantoro/
~ Bobbie Mastrangelo has fifteen images of her sculptures and prints on a webpage of The National Association of Women Artists' Florida Chapter. http://www.nawafl.com
~ Anna Dumitriu participated in a performative event at the Kunsthalle Project Space in Vienna, showing a documentation of the film-game and was accompanied by performances by Anna Dumitriu and team. http://www.ioct.dmu.ac.uk/Third_Woman/index.html
~ Erika Blumenfeld's recent month in Antarctica to create the first artworks for her PolarProject, has inspired the production of photography, installation, and video artworks that will be shown in the following exhibitions in 2009:
* March 7 - April 12: Intempéries: o fim do tempo, OCA, Sao Paulo
* April 23 - May 25: 2nd Biennial at the End of the World, Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), Argentina
* June 12 - August 30: Gefrorene Zeit (frozen time), Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany
* June (Dates forthcoming): Erika Blumenfeld: Apparent Horizons, SANAP Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
* September 4 - October 23: Erika Blumenfeld: Early Findings: Artifacts for The Polar Project, Land/Art New Mexico, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, USA
* Read about her expedition experiences at: http://www.thepolarproject.com/blog/
* Some expedition photos: http://www.thepolarproject.com/blog/expedition-photos/
~ Agnes Denes has some early work included in the exhibition "Sites" at the Whitney Museum in New York City; Feb.19 - May 3, 2009. http://whitney.org/www/exhibition/sites.jsp
~ Erika Blumenfeld is in Antarctica [Jan-Feb.2009] working on her art-science The Polar Project through a collaboration with a South African art-sci team; read her interesting Blog entries and see photos at: http://www.thepolarproject.com/blog/
~ Eva Lee gave a talk, "Art Meets Neuroscience," following the Opening Reception for a group exhibition that includes her work, "The Elements: Earth," at Sacred Heart University’s Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University’s Gallery of Contemporary Art thru March 5, 2009; 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, Connecticut; phone: 203-371-7999. http://www.sacredheart.edu/pages/
~ Sydney Cash exhibited his jewelry at the American Craft Council's Baltimore Show; February 27th - March 1st, 2009; Look for him in booth #114.
~ Susan Alexjander has been commissioned to compose a new piece called OCEAN, a work for strings, percussion, voice, flute and sound design, commissioned for fall of 2010 by the Santa Cruz Chamber Orchestra, Maya Barsacq director. OCEAN will include two introductory speakers presenting the ocean from different perspectives: Western science and an indigenous, mythic and poetic perspective. http://www.OurSoundUniverse.com
~ Roz Dimon was interviewed in January 2009 for National Public Radio's "In the Morning with Bonnie Grice" program, a weekly broadcast that dedicates two straight hours exclusively to Arts & Culture; on your radio dial at 88.3 WLIU; you can listen at the link: http://www.dimonscapes.com/
~ Pam Longobardi's work is part of the "Evolutionary Drift: Works by Sue Johnson and Pam Longobardi," 98th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College, Lynchburg, Virginia; Jan.20 - August 8, 2009. http://www.pamlongobardi.com
~ Susanne Ramsenthaler's solo exhibition, "Transitaria," is currently at the Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife/Scotland; thru February 22, 2009; TRANSITARIA Publication Launch on February 14, 2009 at 2pm. http://www.susanneramsenthaler.com/
~ Melissa Fleming's work is included in the "Science Rocks" group show in The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, New York; thru Feb. 22, 2009. http://www.melissafleming.com
~ Joshua Fried's news:
* he was joined by Jeremiah Lockwood (of Balkan Beat Box and Sway Machinery) on cantorial vocals on January 14, 2009 at 92YTribeca in NYC; as part of the 2009 Oyhoo Jewish Music Festival.
* he will have an Open Studio as part of the Yaddo Artists Open Studios; Saturday Jan.24, 2009 at 2-5pm; 277 N. 7th Street (corner of Havemeyer - buzzer 4R), Brooklyn, NY. http://radiowonderland.org/serendipity/index.php
~ Paul Orselli's company POW's [Paul Orselli Workshop] first exhibition installation of 2009, "Babar's Museum of Art" was written up in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/
~ Julian Voss-Andraea's news includes:
* completion of his most complex and largest protein sculpture of 1336 amino acids that is based on the human antibody molecule; "Angel of the West" is now installed at the new Florida campus of the Scripps Institute. http://julianvossandreae.com/
* Oregon Public Broadcasting TV's "Oregon Art Beat" recently aired a piece about my work called "Quantum Sculptures with Julian Voss-Andreae" that includes footage of the creation of the "Angel of the West." http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/segments/view/767
* he just learned that his proposal for an exhibition of "Quantum Objects" (sculptures inspired by quantum weirdness) was accepted by the American Center for Physics in the Washington, D.C.
~ Mara Haseltine and her students have created "The New School Oyster Midden," a poetic reminder of piles of discarded shell that once littered the landscape of Manhattan, and the vast 350 square miles of oyster reef of the New York Harbor, long since lost to over-fishing, pollution and disease; it is also a call for their restoration. This student project's first phase is currently located at 66 West 12th Street, NYC (in front of The New School); thru February 2009. http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=1634740842&k=62B53XRX442MYD1APE25U
~ Jonathan Feldschuh has selections from his "Large Hadron Collider" series now on view in the exhibition, "Collisions," at the Gottheiner Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO. http://www.gottheiner.com/Home.aspx?ContentID=1107
~ Ellen Jantzen is moving to St. Louis, MO and would love to hear from art-sci folks in that area of the country. Email her at: "ellenjantzen [at] mac [dot] com"
~ Amy Ione is giving a presentation entitled "Perception, Photography, and the Art/Sci Equation" as part of Leonardo ISAT's next LASER event on Feb.11, 2009; The SETI Institute in Mountain View, CA. http://www.leonardo.info/isast/events.html and she has a solo exhibition:
"Looking Back: An Exhibition of Amy Ione’s Artwork," at Au Coquelet, 2000 University Ave, Berkeley, CA; Feb.1-28, 2009. http://www.amyione-online.com
~ Lindsy Halleckson reports on her news:
* her artwork is included in group show "Spotish" at the spotArt Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; thru March 6, 2009. http://www.spotart.org
* she was accepted to sell mini Camo pieces through "Art-o-Mat." They are currently available at Chambers, Minneapolis; Lane College in Eugene, OR; and at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. http://www.artomat.org
* her art is also now available at CorAzoN stores in Minneapolis, MN. http://www.corazononline.com
~ Leni Schwendinger's Light Projects will unveil "A Spatial Portrait" a new permanent, interactive, LED, digital sculpture on February 13, 2009 at the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ. Leni will be at the event, speaking about the artwork and leading an entertaining interactive demonstration with the audience. http://www.lightprojectsltd.com
~ Laura Splan's news includes:
* group exhibition, "RE/FORMATIONS: Disability, Women, and Sculpture"; thru Feb. 26, 2009; Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Davidson, NC. http://www.laurasplan.com/files/reformations_davidson.htm
* group exhibition, "Manuf®actured," was at Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon; Aug.28, 2008 -Jan.4, 2009. http://www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org/
* her artwork has been published in, "Specimen: Re-presenting the Natural World" exhibition catalog; http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery/
* group exhibition, "Raised in Craftivity," Jan.26 - March 7, 2009; Reception and Curator’s Talk: Feb.24, 2009, 6-9p; Wignall Museum, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. http://www.chaffey.edu/wignall/upcoming.shtml
* group exhibition, "Reimagining the Distaff Toolkit," Jan.8 - Feb.4, 2009; Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
* group exhibition, March - May, 2009 at Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, NY. http://www.union.edu/Resources/Campus/mandeville/
Articles on her work occurr in recent publications:
* Fiberarts Magazine, January/February 2009 Issue; "Laura Splan: Body of Evidence" article by Whitney Crutchfield. http://www.fiberarts.com/back_issues/
* Pasajes Diseño Magazine, December 2008 Issue No.8; "¿Es Posible Un Picasso De Los Tapetes De Crochet?" article by Ivan Lopez Munuera.
~ James Polk offers a preview of a mechanical face sculpture that's part of a children's exhibit under development by his company, Canstruct. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlk8QTG0Xqc
~ Devorah Sperber - a recent 8-minute studio interview about the process of her work, debuted on PBS (thirteen WNET New York) "Sunday Arts" on January 11, 2009. It's now posted online at: http://www.thirteen.org/
~ Sarah Pillow's group Galileo's Daughters will perform "Perpetual Motion," a multimedia piece where science author, Dava Sobel, eloquently narrates the story of coinciding revolutions in science and music in the 17th century, as breathtaking images of Earth and the heavens compliment the virtuoso singing and Baroque instrument playing; January 29 - 31, 2009; Judson Memorial Church, NYC; in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy.
~ Chris Twomey has curated an exhibition for the Broadthinking group, "UNNATURAL ACTS and Other Illicit Thoughts About Nature," at BROADWAY GALLERY, 473 Broadway, 7th Floor, NYC; [online at www.broadthinking.org]; Gallery reception is in the gallery on Jan.6, 2009 [6-8pm] and the exhibition runs through January 15, 2009. http://www.broadwaygallerynyc.com
~ Marianne Petit's new commission net.art piece for Turbulence.org, is called "Recollecting Adams," a 25-part web-based animation series about the people of Adams, Massachusetts, that will conclude in December 2009; new episode will launch every two weeks. http://turbulence.org/works/recollecting/
~ Agnes Denes will have work included in the Whitney Museum's "Sites" exhibition culled from their permanent collection; February 19-May 3, 2009. http://whitney.org/www/exhibition/sites.jsp
~ Sandra Wasko-Flood's "Rainbow Labyrinth for Peace" is a multi-media labyrinth currently installed in the Sub-basement Artist Studios, 118 N. Howard St. in downtown Baltimore, MD; in conjunction with a Living Labyrinth Workshop Program; thru January 31th, 2009. http://www.livinglabyrinthsforpeace.org
~ Flash Light's recent digital sculpting has been taking place in the online multi-user simulated environment (MUSE) at www.SecondLife.com. He is currently showing prints of that work and his Second Life net.novel "PaleInfinity" in the show, "Unnatural Acts and Other Illicit Thoughts about Nature" at the Broadway Gallery, 473 Broadway 7th floor, NYC; Jan. 3 - Jan. 15, 2009; Opening reception: Jan. 6, 6-8pm; his net.novel is online at: http://www.paleInfinity.com
~ Luke Jerram’s ‘Dream Director‘ event has been a big hit in the "Ding>>Dong" exhibition at FACT in Liverpool, UK. Luke Jerram’s ‘Dream Director‘ event. Participants are invited to sleep overnight in a gallery at FACT where their rapid eye movement will be monitored. When they reach their dream states, ambient sounds will be triggered in an attempt to affect the nature and content of their dreams. http://www.fact.co.uk/whatson/detail/
~ Arleen Schloss presented two show videos in the program, "How Do You Like the Bowery?: Short Films and Videos," at the NewMuseum in New York City on December 11, 2008. One was "Performance Art Workshop On Subway NYC 1979" (12 min) and the other, "New York Underground Venues Late 70s/Early 80s" (5 min). http://www.newmuseum.org/events/273
~ Joshua Fried/Radio Wonderland performed as part of 40º PHI: Live Art in the Parks; Dec.6, 2008; Central Park's Arthur Ross Pinetum, NYC. http://radiowonderland.org/serendipity/index.php
~ Mary P. Neubauer, professor of sculpture at Arizona State University/ Tempe, organized STEAMPUNK, an evening of apparatus and art from a steam-driven fantasy future by ASU students/faculty/and local artists; December 5, 2008 for Phoenix First Fridays studio visits.
~ Marguerite Perret's mixed-media instalation "Human Nature" is currently on-view thru January 18, 2009; Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas; call for times: (785) 670-1124. The installation includes a stunning series of large-scale, faux stained glass windows of digital collage images of specimens from natural history museum collections, and "The Commons," an unusual digital textile that combines images based on North American animals found in a panorama at the University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, are combined with aerial photos of housing developments [probably where these animals once freely roamed].
~ Laura Splan's biologically inspired work appears in the Jan/Feb 2009 Issue of Fiberarts Magazine, and in the exhibition, "Re/Formations: Disability, Women, and Sculpture," which is on view January 15–February 26, at the Van Every/Smith Galleries of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Splan uses anatomical and ornamental imagery to address ideas of beauty, disease, and the body. http://www.fiberarts.com/back_issues/
~ Julian Voss-Andreae had an interview/feature air about his Quantum Sculptures on the "Art Beat" Program of Oregon Public Broadcasting TV on Dec.18, 2008; it even describes how he writes his own computer programs [can take as long as 1/2-year to create] that translate science data into miter-cutting instructions for his stainless steel sculptures. http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/
~ James Polk, an interactive designer has created a "Murphy bed" in the floor; see how it works on YouTube.
~ Izumi Tokuno's "BLUE PRINT" solo exhibition will feature her large-scale computer "dessin" over the last two decades; Artists Reception: Saturday, January 10, 2009, 2:30 to 4:30pm; The Art Gallery of the New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street (lower level), New Haven, Connecticut. (located across from the New Haven Green, corner of Temple Street & Elm Street).
~ Helen Glazer's digital prints and a 3d digital sculpture are included in a group exhibition, "The Sky Is Not the Limit"; Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, MD (3 blocks from the Silver Spring Metro); thru January 24, 2009. http://pyramidatlanticartcenter.org
~ Joseph Ingoldsby reports on his publication/exhibition news:
* Orion Magazine [of Nature, Culture and Place] will publish "Requiem for a Drowning Landscape, March-April 2009 Issue; four color plates)
* Leonardo, MIT Press will publish "Vanishing Landscapes: The Atlantic Salt Marsh" in MIT Press' Leonardo Volume 42, Issue 2 (2009) Climate Change issue will include a cover image plus thirteen black and white and color plates, and ten pages of text from his illustrated monograph of environmental advocacy works using art, science and technology to communicate concern for the impact of climate change on the coastal landscapes of New England and the Atlantic; 2009.
* "Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species," a retrospective exhibition of environmental advocacy works, which use art, science and technology to communicate concern for the vanishing landscapes and endangered species of the Midwest and New England, will be held at the University of Washington /Madison Arboretum, May-June 2009
~ Athena Tacha's land/landscape art is included among the top in the field internationally with a feature page in the October 2008 book, "1000 x Landscape Architecture," published October 2008 by BRAUN [in English]; ISBN 978-3-938780-60-2. http://www.verlagshaus-braun.com
AND... one of her current commission installations is finishing at the plaza of the Mohammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY (2002-08), in collaboration with EDAW of Alexandria, VA. She designed a glass waterfall on the upper level of the plaza, and on the main level a sculptural amphitheater, Dancing Steps, with a water runnel crossing it towards a central, star-shaped fountain. Star Fountain will illuminated at night with a multicolored animated LED/RGB display. http://www.oberlin.edu/faculty/atacha/MAliFountC.html