When I was preparing for my Lawndale Show this spring, I’d made 14 prints, but only ended up hanging 12—last minute editing as we were hanging the show, determining what fit, and what didn’t. (The new ones are stills from Last Man Standing and the Mick Jagger film, Performance.)
Well, those two unseen prints will see the light of day at the Lawndale after all! Both were selected to be part of The Big Show, up from July 9th to August 7th. (Although if you can’t see them in person, here they are…)
- 976 submissions by 396 artists
- 114 works by 86 artists were selected
- Guest Juror Paul Middendorf, Co-Director of galleryHOMELAND in Portland, Oregon
I think this was maybe the 3rd time I’d submitted for The Big Show, but the first time I got chosen. Happy to be back at the Lawndale. They’re a good bunch.
I was checking out the blog of Casey Reas, one of the Processing creators, and it turns out that he used to work with a friend of mine from high school. That’s either a really cool small-worldism, or really depressing that the guy who invented the tools I’m using to make my art was hired by a guy two years behind me in school.
“Sound comes to us over time. You don’t get a snapshot of sound. Therefore, what you notice with sound, the essential building block, is change.”
— Gary Rydstrom, Oscar winning sound designer for Saving Private Ryan, Titanic, Jurassic Park and Terminator 2: Judgement Day
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Of course, no art takes place in a vacuum. I was inspired to write my code after seeing Salavon. I think conceptually my work differs from his because I’m really more interested in the temporal nature of movies.
Since creating my work, I’ve been alerted to other artists who’ve worked in a similar fashion, though, so this is my place to keep track of them.
If you know of others, let me know!
At a lull between mad rushes now. The show opened at the Lawndale to great success. It will remain up until April 17, for those who haven’t caught it yet. Also, last week, I participated in the FotoFest Meeting Place and had my portfolio reviewed by 20+ curators, collectors and publishers from around the world. Made some great contacts and had a good time.
I’ll be showing the portfolio again later this week as part of their Open Portfolio Night, and I think FotoFest will be bringing a bus of folks to the Lawndale during the 4th session, so even more viewers…
A season of compromise has begun—
Last night my daughter asked me why I wasn’t home for dinner. I tried to explain it was because I had a late class at school.
Today I’m missing work to be part of a dog & pony show for the Art Department, in hopes that people will throw money at us. (They didn’t tell me in advance whether I’m expected to be the Dog or the Pony, so I’m bringing both outfits just in case…)
Next week I’ll miss some school in preparation for my big show.
Perhaps at some point I’ll have to sacrifice some aspect of the show to spend time with family so things will balance out in the end.
A selection of my movie stills will be on exhibit at the Lawndale Art Center, opening March 12th as part of the FotoFest biennial. Details to follow…