a video and light exhibit
January 26th-February 16th
Opening Reception: January 26th, 5-7pm
Opening Reception: January 26th, 5-7pm
- “The series of noodle lighting came from an experimentation in form that arose from the shape of the neon itself. I was searching for a way to mimic the tubular nature of neon, and to have a ceramic base mirror the twists and turns of the neon. I ended up with a series of quarter round molds that I could cast individually, and assemble any which way.
The incandescent lights naturally came as a secondary item in this series, with a desire to create a more utilitarian version of the neon sculptures.”Erin Smith has a BFA in product design from the Parsons School of Art and Design in New York. She worked in Berlin and designed product at Target before opening an online boutique with two friends and selling goods from makers locally and nationally. She works out of her windowless ceramics studio in South Minneapolis. All items are hand-made, no two are exactly alike.
- Originally from Vancouver Island, Jill Allan received her MFA from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 2013 and her BFA at the Alberta College of Art and Design (Calgary) in 1999. Jill Allan is the recipient of several awards and scholarships such as the Dr. Alice E. Wilson Fellowship form the Canadian Federation of University Women 2012, The Katzner Research Grant form BGSU 2011, BC Creative Achievement Award 2007, and the Millennium Collection Competition from the Canadian Craft Museum 2001 among others. Her work is in the collection of The Canadian Craft Museum Vancouver, The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, and The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning NY. Since graduating from BGSU Allan has worked as an art instructor in Iowa and western Canada and completed a public art installation for Kirkwood Community College in Washington, Iowa. Currently Jill Allan lives in Calgary, Alberta and is an instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design.Aperture
Argon gas, glass tubing,
Thread, electrical components
“This work is based on a series of drawings I made using thread and paper. The drawings are formal studies of patterns. Originally I was trying to make something that looked like grains of rice. While I was working on the drawings I noticed that each time I pierced the paper with the needle and thread I created a tiny aperture. When I held the finished drawing up to the light I could see many shiny bright spots where the holes in the paper let light through the drawing, and I could also see the shadow of the haphazard thread pattern on the back of the paper. I began to think of the two sides of the paper as a metaphor for the conscious and subconscious. I also began to think about the drawings as three dimensional objects and how they could be manifested as drawings in space. As with most of my work I want this piece to create an atmosphere and affect the mood of the viewer.”
- Keum-Taek Jung was born in Seoul, Korea. He focuses on multimedia instruction at Northern State University. Previously, he studied industrial design and visual effects in Korea. His films have shown at international festivals such as SXSW, Nashville, Ani Madrid, and Rhode Island International Film Festival. He is interested in the abstraction and transformation of symbolism with 2D and 3D computer graphic arts."Free Line is a collaborative project combining experimental animation with computer-generated sound. The principal concept is animation of abstract imagery juxtaposed with superimposed geometric figures of symbolism. The music for Free Line presents experiments within the sound dimension, reflecting the development of the abstract imagery in the animation and producing a multi-layered world of symbolism.
in-N-in is an experimental animation that combines geometric shape and form. The imagery and its transformations and interactions are interwoven and balanced by liquid pigments on the water. The images of symbols and their meanings are explored through color and changing patterns, movements, and metamorphoses. The dynamic unions of these symbols in a spatial context of lightness and darkness create unexpected and unique visual expressions that traverse time and space."