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A one-night-only exhibition at Floor Length and Tux
Opening Saturday, April 14th, from 7PM - 10PM
FLAT 12 will feature new work from Cole Pierce, Angela Lopez, and Stephen Nyktas, alongside resident FLAT artists Catie Olson and EC Brown.
COLE PIERCE will create a floor of enamel-encoated floppy disks.
Cole Pierce is a Chicago-based artist who makes paintings, video installations, and audio multiples. He received an MFA in Art Theory & Practice from Northwestern University, his recent exhibition at Hinge Gallery was favorably reviewed in Modern Painters magazine, and currently has work in Born Digital at CAM Raleigh.
ANGELA LOPEZ will present a stop-animation video alongside watercolor/collages depicting the fluid relationships between humans and other species.
Angela Lopez studied painting at the Kansas City art institute. Her paintings use the exploration of alternating power struggles between humans and nature as a way to express gloomy ominous and desperate emotions. Her artwork has been featured in exhibitions at H&R Block ArtSpace, The Dolphin Gallery, in Kansas City MO, as well as Buenos Aires Argentina at Proyecto’ ace Studios and the Beasley gallery in Arizona. She premiered her first solo show, “On the Upside,” at the Urban Culture Project Space in 2009. In 2010 she curated her second exhibition “Community+Loneliness” at the Paragraph Gallery with Urban Culture Project in Kansas City Mo. Angela lives and works in her hometown of Chicago.
STEPHEN NYKTAS will create an installation consisting of found radios from different eras.
Steve Nyktas (MFA, Northwestern University, 2007) is a Chicago-based artist whose work is preoccupied by opportunities to better understand the normal world by seeing places that were never meant to be seen and to look at things as they are not meant to be; to observe a version of the everyday which exists just beneath consciousness. His work has been exhibited at Dorsky Gallery (New York, NY), Gallery Four (Baltimore, MD), Rowland Contemporary Gallery (Chicago, IL), The 22nd International Festival Sarajevo (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina), and he is a member of the Danny Think Tank artist collective.
CATIE OLSON will present a hand-cranked automaton of a Band-Aid punching a pillow.
Catie Olson is an artist and filmmaker who organizes the Spiderbug short-film series (http://www.spiderbug.org). She is ½ of Floor Length and Tux.
EC BROWN will present paintings of wooden capsules containing imaginary film stills with choice male actors of the 60s-70′s as terse mallard-carvers.
EC Brown is a painter and exhibition organizer who co-directed the COMA exhibition space from 2006-2008 (http://www.occidentalmuseum.org), and organizes the ASCII exhibition series (http://www.archeospiritist.com). He is ½ of Floor Length and Tux.
About the FLAT series:
Catie Olson and EC Brown have conducted Floor Length and Tux exhibitions from their home since February 2009. These single-evening events are the result of an extended relationship with small selections of artists.
Born Digital on view January 28 through April 30, 2012
Showcasing a growing body of contemporary art that is visitor dependent and without the use of specific interfaces like keyboards or touch screens—aspects of this exhibition are movement-driven, empowering visitors to exercise their creativity and act on their curiosity. Born Digital features the work of 12 national and international pioneers of digital and new media art. Most of the featured artworks in the exhibition employ computer vision technologies, more commonly known as interactive video. The combined use of digital video cameras and custom computer software allows each artwork to “see,” and respond to, bodies, colors and/or motion in the space of the museum. Don’t miss this museum premiere!
Born Digital contributors include: Advanced Media Lab, Jacob Ciocci, R. Luke DuBois, Channel TWo, Brent Green, Ajay Kurian, LoVid, Cole Pierce, Dennis Rosenfeld, Daniel Rozin, Scenocosme, and Karolina Sobecka
Join us for an opening preview celebration
Sweets, savories, and drinks
Friday, January 27, 2012
Members Opening 7–9 p.m.
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Wear your rocket-high heels or fastest track shoes
Live DJ — Born Digital Exhibiting artist Cole Pierce
The works that greet you as you walk through the door of Hinge are two paintings by Pierce, titled “Triangle is the Strongest Shape #10” and “Triangle is the Strongest Shape #11”. The paintings are dizzying patterns made of triangles, as geometric grids that deviate in some sections. This gestures to the rigid grid interrupted by the hand-made process of art-making.
Vote for Zombies and Vampires! Best mix of 2010.
Sutro Tower Triangle Waves (2010)
Oil, Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas
The program is from 8 - 9PM, followed by performances from 9 - 11:30PM. Here is the schedule.
8 PM, Friday Oct 1
5045 N. Clark St.
GLI.TC/H is an international gathering of noise & new media practitioners in Chicago from September 29 thru October 03, 2010!
GLI.TC/H features: realtime audio & video performances with artists who misuse and abuse hardware and software; run-time video screenings of corrupt data, decayed media, and destroyed files; workshops and skill-share-sessions highlighting the wrong way to use and build tools; a gallery show examining glitches as processes, systems, and objects; all in the context of ongoing dialogues that have been fostered by experimentation, research, and play. GLI.TC/H is a physical and virtual assembly which stands testament to the energy surrounding these conversations.
Projects take the form of: artware, videos, games, films, tapes, code, interventions, prints, plugins, screen-captures, systems, websites, installations, texts, tools, lectures, essays, code, articles, & hypermedia.
Disorientation is manipulated found footage, which was originally an instructional film produced by the FAA concerning pilot's vertigo. Pierce found this film dubbed to VHS, and decided to use this given content to explore the idea of disorientation by way of experimental abstraction. He distorted the video through a process of applying sticky tape to the VHS tape, which removed random bits of information. After digitizing this distorted video, Pierce isolated one clip that especially blurred the line between recognizable image and abstraction. When this clip was slowed down and paired with Cinchel's ambient guitar, the pace of the distortions creates a gentle hypnotic meditation offered an alternate take on the idea of disorientation.