Fresh Duck on Sketchbook Project wondrinsoul on Elemental Works
This year I participated in Art House Co-op’s Sketchbook Project 2011. My book will be part of a touring exhibition along with 28837 other artists from 94 different countries.
When the tour ends all the books will be a part of the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Art Library, and available for the public to view.
Here are some collages, sketches, and images I collected in my sketchbook. The theme is “In Flight”:
I had the opportunity to curate an art show with Phantom Galleries LA. “Lightscapes” by Chris Hanke at Project Space 360 E. 3rd st Long Beach, CA 90802 December 8, 2011 – January 4, 2011. Reception and Artwalk December 11, 2010.
Here is a little info about the artist and the show:
Photographer Chris Hanke’s series “Lightscapes” consists of 5 large scale abstract B/W prints inspired by the effects of light on human perception. Chris moved to Los Angeles from the quiet suburbs of San Diego. The images are a study of the effects of visual stimulus on the human mind whether they are apparent or subconscious. With the abundance of sensory and visual information coming out of Los Angeles’ billboards, LED signs, and skyscrapers the light had given him feelings of anxiety at times and other times feelings of excitement and ecstasy.
Los Angeles artist Chris Hanke uses photography as a means to bring the unseen and the unreal into plain view, many of his photographs represent dreams or sub-conscious states of mind that don’t always yield a literal explanation. These photographs offer themselves to subjective thought. Every viewer has the opportunity to draw their own conclusion. Chris Hanke’s intent is to offer an escape from reality.
Chris Hanke’s process involves black and white film, a holga camera, and the use of long and/or multiple exposures to create textures and patterns from the light sources. He then lith prints the negatives – a style of printing in which you separate all the midtones into highlight or shadow areas and often has a very textured or grainy quality to the print.
A helmet design for the Fiat Vogue eco-fashion Competition called “Hard Shell Waters. ” The image is a composition of a map of the world’s water currents, a monochromatic color separation of an oil spill, and a wallpaper I created out of sea turtles. I didn’t win the contest But I had fun designing this.
My new series of abstract photos will be on view at Gallery Godo from July 23, 2010 until August 6, 2010. The gallery is located at 6745 San Fernando Road #C Glendale, CA 91201. Hope to see you there!