A New Medium
I’ve been developing some project in which I want to incorporate video. To that end I have been studying experimental video making with Althea Rao, a terrific artist who works across a range of media. Although I created Comfort Blinders as a learning exercise rather than as part of a larger project it does address one of my longstanding thematic interests: our eagerness to practice self-censorship over what is in plain sight.
Why Ask Me?
My latest project is a scalable ten piece installation of multilayer photographic dry sublimation works on aluminum. Although I have never used prints on metal before it seemed the best substrate for the project’s theme, which asks to reconsider our reliance on communications with our technology tools to solve social problems.
The central piece in the installation is the self-titled Why Ask Me? (above) includes images of the main content of the nine other components. Its larger size, 72” x 48” reflects the need to include textual detail from those other nine possible 45” x 30” elements as well as its role in tying the installation together. As you look at some of the other components below you will notice detail and text that are critical to the work but that do not show well above at web size and resolution.
In its ideal presentation if the space permits I would like to incorporate live video classification through which the hung work that would respond with a mixture of insight and error to viewer scanning of the various component works and at the same time prompt the viewer to record answers to component-specific questions.
Here are several of the other components:
On Exhibition this Summer
Exhibition or Event
|Aug 9 - Sep 24||Heroes and Villains, Columbia City Gallery||4864 Rainier Ave S|
|Aug 12, 5 - 7 pm
|Jul 6 - Aug 26||2023 Members’ Exhibition, CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art), Seattle, WA||114 Third Ave S. Seattle, WA||First Thursday receptions both July and August|
|Jun 7 - Aug 24||Summer Art Exhibition, Centennial Center Gallery||400 West Gowe St|
|Jun 7, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Opening reception and purchase awards ceremony
|Jun 29 - Aug 17||21st Annual Local Show, The Gallery at Tacoma Community College||6501 S 19th St|
|Jul 11, 4 - 6 pm