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I am happy to announce that I will be participating in the 24th Annual Juried Show at the Contemporary Arts Center of Las Vegas. The show runs from May 10th through July 6th, 2013. The piece that was accepted into the exhibition is Defeated/Amputees (WAR), which is the silkscreened ‘wallpaper’ pattern from the previous posts. Hopefully I’ll have some pictures share once it is installed in Las Vegas!
Here are some post-performance pictures of New Mythologists: The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. The DEATH Logo has been revealed. The DEATH Logo is painted directly on the wall using semi-gloss acrylic house paint.
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After a long journey (almost two years!) the Periodic Table of Elements installation is up! It now currently resides on the second floor of the Hoeffner Science & Technology Building on the second floor directly across from the chemistry labs.
The Dean of the Arts & Sciences, Peter Hawkes, at East Stroudsburg University (where I teach) asked me to come up with a bunch of proposals to install artwork in the new Science & Technology Building on campus. I proposed about 15 different projects that mixed art and science. This Periodic Table of Elements was the top vote getter amongst the science departments — therefore we went ahead with it.
What you see in the pictures below is a collaboration between students in my Communication Graphics class from the Spring 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. Each element is designed by a different student in response to the Letterform/Counterform project in which the letters that denote each element are rearranged, juxtaposed and/or cropped in an interesting and creative manner (I have included a link below the pictures of the actual project assignment sheet if you are interested). The resulting installation is what I consider to be an innovative rendition of the normal periodic table of elements that students and faculty know and love. Now they can test their knowledge of the table and, at the same time, stir some creative juices. My personal view is that the sciences can always benefit from a little creativity and, alternately, the arts can always benefit from a little more analytical thought.
There was short period where it seemed as if the Science Departments decided to rescind their offer of allowing us to install the artwork in their building, but thanks to the efforts of Dean Hawkes the installation went forward.
I would like to thank the juror, George Shackelford, for selecting Defeated/Amputees (WAR), for the Juror’s Choice Award at this year’s Masur Art Museum‘s 50th Annual Juried Exhibition. Below are some images (borrowed from the Masur Museum’s Facebook page) from the exhibition along with the juror’s statement:
I am pleased to announce that the artwork pictured below will be appearing at South Texas College’s 8th Annual Human Rights Exhibition from March 18th – April 6th, 2013 in McAllen, TX. The exhibit will also travel to Gallery 409 in Brownsville, TX from April 11th – May 5th, 2013. Here is a description of the exhibition:
“The Annual Human Rights Art Exhibition serves as an educational event and addresses global and regional human rights concerns. The exhibit has been held at several locations including the University of Texas Pan American, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico, Progreso Art Gallery, Mexico and the hosting college of South Texas College, McAllen, Texas. The spring exhibition coincides with the Human Trafficking Conference also held at South Texas College. This important conference sponsored each year by the STC Women’s Studies Committee is an essential part of the exhibit‘s purpose and planning whereas both venues collaborate to bring awareness to human rights issues and encourage contemplation, refection and activism. Through the exhibit’s conceptually and aesthetically unique artwork we hope to connect with viewers on an emotional and personal level. Furthermore we hope to open both internal and external dialogues and confront the many horrors and injustices still found in our modern world as well as the unique problems found in our border region of the US and Mexico.”
Overpopulation 4 • Graphite • 31″ x 56″ • 2008