Sunday, January 22, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Also I wanted to share a link to an art related radio show broadcast on WVKR, the radio station out of Vassar College. I had an opportunity to meet up The Dead Hare Radio Hour co-hosts Chris Albert and Matthew Slaats, during the taping of episodes 27 and 29, to discuss some of the ideas behind the Sidewalk Alchemy Project begun at Gallery Aferro. Podcast episodes can be accessed online at: http://deadhareradiohour.com/
Chewing gum patterns, horizontal sidewalk joints, and gold leaf. 5 feet x 10 feet
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
THE CHINESE PAINTING:
A Distinguishable Moment within an Infinitesimal
Increment in a Variable
1. An original abstract oil on canvas is
painted by the artist Jomar Statkun.
2. A photograph is taken of the abstract painting
using an image analyzing program. The program
analyzes the abstract painting and tries to find
its image on the internet.
3. As the program naturally cannot find
the exact image of the abstract painting, it
proposes similar images based on color,
composition, texture, and other visual data.
4. These proposed images are collected along
with their accompanying websites.
5. A selection of the proposed images are then
emailed to an oil painting reproduction factory
in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China. There
the proposed images are made into hand
painted oil on canvas reproductions.
6. These oil on canvas reproductions are then
collected and photographed. They are then made
into black and white halftone images for
7. In addition to being printed, these halftone
images are imported into a program that
converts images into sound.
8. The artist Jomar Statkun acts as MC and
manipulates the sound.
9. Invited performers interact with the sound.
10. The viewer is welcome to take pictures of the
hand painted oil on canvas reproductions and
to have their own made by the oil painting
factory in China.
For me, the creative process mirrors nature. There is always an experience of the cycle of renewal and destruction, a connection to environment, impermanence, and cause and effect. Here, I have the opportunity to explore this process in an undefined space, directly on the walls and floors with charcoal.