Tuesday, January 31, 2006

In memoriam Nam June Paik 1932 – 2006 .Dieter Frose.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

White Rectangles (and detail)




A few more

Untilted with Dot



The dot was slapped on during a discussion about the redundancy of painting a typical organic abstraction with my teacher, David Harrison. Standing back, we saw that this knee-jerk reaction had in fact helped, the red dot seemed to activate the painting, though existing outside of it. We both giggled like school girls.

Untitled



after rembrandts 'Woman Bathing' (oil on canvas)

The Thick of It

When you're in the thick of it
passing for that thing you're not
or the part of something that
you once were, might still be now,
when you're in the thick of it.

When you're in the thick of it
you once were, might still be now,
or the part of something that
passing for that thing you're not
when you're in the thick of it.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Listening Post

As shown in my video and multimedia installation class by Rebecca Dolan. It saddens me not to have seen a piece like this in person, though the documentation isn't bad. (part 3 is something to see/hear as well)
We will be using the same software (max/msp, of which I currently know nothing about) to create our own installations around campus.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Dec. 17th, 2002 - Mar. 9th, 2003

Listening Post is an art installation that culls text fragments in real time from thousands of unrestricted Internet chat rooms, bulletin boards and other public forums. The texts are read (or sung) by a voice synthesizer, and simultaneously displayed across a suspended grid of more than two hundred small electronic screens.

Listening Post cycles through a series of six movements, each a different arrangement of visual, aural, and musical elements, each with it's own data processing logic.

Dissociating the communication from its conventional on-screen presence, Listening Post is a visual and sonic response to the content, magnitude, and immediacy of virtual communication.


Ben Ruben.
Mark Hanson.

Untitled Installation



(paint, wire, string, mylar)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Fun with Harry Partch





The objects I was working from and thus those that have been abandoned (charcoal on paper).

Hole Punch
Nail
Match Book
Spoon

Friday, January 20, 2006

Mel Bochner



I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bochner a few years ago while working in an art supply store in New York. I asked how the painting at Yale had been that year, I think it was 2002 or 2003, and he replied, 'Same as it is every year, enviable.'
I lacked the understanding for his work then, I definitely appreciate it now.


Jo Baer
White Vertical, Blue Line (from a set of four, series of 16)
1964-1965
Oil on canvas
122 x 152.3

Jo Baer

When Thou Cometh to Woman, an odd publication by an artist whose line paintings strike me as wonderful.