Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night and saw the opening of "Intimate Strangers" at the Tribute Gallery! We had so much fun, the work looked great and we were very happy to represent the other artists who couldn't make the trip to the Northwest, but were very there in spirit. Rachel Papo, Carmen Winant and Sarah McKemie....your work looked fantastic.
Landreth & Tovey!
Amelia with very special guest, little sis Jessie (aka Tiny T-Bone) Tovey!
Hello from Portland! Amelia and I are here visiting friends and attending the opening of a fantastic group show at The Tribute gallery. If any of you are in town, it would be so wonderful to see you there!
Opening reception: March 4th, 6:00-10:00 pm. On view through March 27th.
We also wanted to share a few pictures from our recent trip to Munich where we (thanks to very supportive individuals at the Amerika Haus and the American Consulate) to be able to give a talk on our current exhibition. Here are a few snapshots from the lecture!! If you're in Munich, the exhibition is on through March 12...be sure to check it out!
After six long months of dodgy internet connections and frustrating gchat meetings....even viewing video footage via mirror and webcam (yah yah, we learned about screen sharing a bit late in the game), Amelia is returning to the United States this Monday.
Yippie!! Amelia is a very worldly lady but this week will really put her jet setting abilities to the test! After a few days of rest and most likely a few glasses (bottles?) of wine...we will both be getting on the plane to Munich, Germany. As we've mentioned before we will be giving an artist talk about Embodiment on the 23rd at the Amerika Haus. This is the biggest exhibition of work from this project that has ever been on exhibited at once, with 30+ peices and a video installation. We are jumping out of our skins we are so excited finally see everything!
STAY TUNED NEXT WEEK FOR A POTENTIAL TALKY BLOG REUNION!!
Check out these unique little coffee cups made by local artists in the Chippendale area, Cafe Guilia has a limited number they're serving up, makes me sad that that this little piece of art is also imminent garbage.
So today has been day 3 of the residency. Touched base with Molly, did lots of planning, scribbling, editing, mixing, stared at the wall in for a bit, released new shoot the player video & then discovered something so exciting it changed my life. After weeks of talking to Molly on Skype and holding up a mirror so she could see my screen and the edits I'm doing (for real) we just discovered Screen Share, a function that allows her to talk to me on Skype and see my screen as I see it. This, has changed our relationship. And not only our relationship but every collaborative video making relationship that I have in my life right now. Amazing. What other amazing technological widgets am I missing out on? Tell me kids, I really need to be updated on this shit.
This week I've started my residency at Serial Space in Chippendale, Sydney. The Plan is to come in every day at 10am and stay til my eyeballs fall out and I can't look at the screen anymore. I'm working on our Kickstarter video (stay tuned) as well as our lecture for Munich and video works for upcoming gallery exhibitions. I wish I was one of those Indian gods with 8 hands so I could work faster.
About 10 minutes ago some crazy electro sound art music started emanating from upstairs or next door. Serial Space is not exactly a sanctuary of peace and quiet but it is forcing me to focus in a new way and I'm getting more done here than in my Bedroom Office, so it's a total win so far. Big rooms with white walls are by nature motivating - if you're in Sydney & you wanna see this work in progress then come along to my showing this Saturday.
There is so much happening these days!! We just recieved these snapshots of the huge exhibition of Embodiment the Amerika Haus in Munich Germany!! It is so exciting to see so much work up at once. Thanks to all of you who went to the opening last week!
(The video installation is hiding....photographic proof coming soon!)
When I was in NY a few weeks ago for the opening of Versus at the Hous Projects Gallery I was approached by Michelle Bonfils to do a little interview for her online show. It's kind of funny because I was talking about Embodiment....but so clearly thinking about this crazy little puppy who wanted nothing more than to sit on my lap & gobble my hand up. It was a cruel little test for someone who is distracted by AIR!
ANYWAY. Take a look. Michelle is wonderful and a huge supporter of independent artist's trying to get their work out in the world. Thanks lady!!
I want to acknowledge that the subject of this blog post today has an unfathomable 5,189 fans on Facebook. To Andy Adams / Flak Photo, I tip my hat, you are a rock star! You are like the cool kid in school that is ACTUALLY cool. I truly am a fan and you can...and should be too!
Andy Adams started up Flak Photo as a "daily photography website that celebrates the art & culture of photography online. The site highlights new series work, book projects and gallery exhibitions from an international community of contributors."
Lucky for us, Flak Photo is kicking off its 2010 program by featuring a selection of photographs from the current exhibition, VERSUS, on view at Hous Projects in New York City January 29, 2010...
The Flak Photo of the day today is also on sale as a 8x10" limited edition print for $50 to support relief in Haiti. For more on how you can help this relief effort and get a beautiful print in return, go to: http://haitiprintsale.bigcartel.com/ Things are starting to sell out!