Friday, January 25, 2013

Gerhard Richter: A Life In Painting

Current art reading material.

Locating Tweets IRL

Locating Tweets IRL

"Geolocation" is a fascinating project by photographers Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman who use publicly available metadata in Twitter posts  (hastags,etc...) to approximate the locations of random people's tweets, photograph near the location and post the tweet below the photo. 

It's meant to examine the social media bubble that many people think that they are in, that often, we fall into a fog of thinking that our online musings are not known beyond our own circle of online "friends" or "followers".
Alternatively, sometimes we forget that those disembodied texts, tweets, and status updates originate from a flesh and blood person and physical space (disregarding "bots", of course).

There are also connections to the familiar pathos of feeling alone in a crowd of people, that your particular set of worries, anger, happiness, etc... is unique and that no one else around us physically could possibly understand since we don't have any known connection with them. The photo/tweet combination seems to serve as a great reminder of how differently we interact with each other and how we see others through their musings online and through our devices.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Two paintings...

(photo courtesy of the Bridgette Mayer Gallery)

Here are two small paintings of mine that are currently in the racks at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery. These were completed last summer, sometime in June. They are unique in that they lie outside of other bodies of work that I've made recently. They are outgrowths of my interest in patterns-accumulative/chaotic and more regimented-sharing the same space, distinct in appearances, but creating dialogues across their outward boundaries nonetheless. 

Left: "Nosios", 2012, acrylic on panel, 12 x 12"
Right: "Cossia", 2012, acrylic on panel, 12 x 12"