The Space Between Hours

I have two shows of new video installations coming up in the next few weeks. The first is The Space Between Hours at Diego Rivera Gallery at San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco. The show will be up July 26-31, with an opening reception on Tuesday, July 28 from 5-7pm (artist talk at 4:30pm).

The show is with Emily Terhune Korson and Elizabeth Pedinotti. All of the work is autobiographical in some way, and explores our ability or inability to fully experience and remember moments in our lives. My piece Breakfast is the first public installation of an ongoing project to record one minute of my family's breakfast every day. The piece in the Diego Gallery includes five seconds of each day of the first seven months of this year, projected onto a mylar sheet hanging from the gallery's 50-foot ceiling.

I'm not sure how many other opportunities I'll have to show my work in the same gallery as a Diego Rivera mural.

LOCALITY Show in San Francisco April 2-16

My short video 25th & Mission will be in a group show called Locality at the Mission Arts Center, 2183 Mission Street (between 17th & 18th), San Francisco. The opening party is April 2, 8-11pm, and the closing party is April 16, 8-11pm. Unfortunately I won't be there personally.

I made the seven-minute video, which will play in a loop on a monitor, during my first summer of three living in the Bay Area. The piece was inspired by my family's three-week stay at a friend's studio apartment (international tango artist Hung-yut Chen).

What begins as abstract fields of color gradually emerges to be a portrait of four tiny shops in a block of San Francisco’s Mission district. They are as diverse as the community around them: a Chinese-run laundry, a Salvadoran hair salon, a hipster tattoo parlor, an art gallery. As the camera hovers inches from its subjects, we realize that the seemingly disparate shops are linked not only by their location but also by their inhabitants’ loving attention to the beautification of the varied surfaces they work with.

Bevels and Videos

I just got back from winter review at my MFA program at San Francisco Art Institute.  Aside from marvelling at the improbable weather there, I find it enlightening to show my work to artist colleagues who paint, sculpt, and perform their work.  In one review, we spent a good deal of time talking about the meaning of two paintings' bevelled edges.

The Muistardeaux Collective - which consists of Eric Gibbons, Tom Borden, and Khyssup Muistardeaux (their non-existent collaborator from French Guiana) - launched an ambitious and hilarious performance for their review.  See video below.