Holly Crawford
Since 2005
Works in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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BIO
Holly Crawford is cross media artist, behavioral scientist, economist and art historian. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Essex in Art History and Theory, B.A and M.A. in Economics and M.S. in Behavioral Science from UCLA. From 2004-2006, she was a non-clinical Fellow at NYU Medical School Psychoanalytic Center. Her art and poetry (www.art-poetry.info) give new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions. Her projects include: Offerings (Ars Electronica, (.net Participant); Open Adoption, The Road, Hyphens, Voice Over, Found Punctuation (video) Tate Modern 2007, My I have your autograph? (unofficial, Basel Miami Art Fair 2007), Critical Conversations in a Limo, NY 2006 (VIP project, Armory), 2007 in Melbourne (MIAF) & San Francisco (The LAB & Sesnon Gallery UCSC), Sound Art Limo, NY and Melbourne 2007, Flatland Limo, NYC 2008. Many projects are ongoing, site specific and participatory. Publications: Artistic Bedfellows, ed., 2008, Attached to the Mouse, 2006 and catalogue essay, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, edited, 2008. Some projects are created and curated through AC (Art Currents) which she created and directs, www.artcurrents.org She taught art at UCLA and SVA. She was born in California and now lives in New York City.
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EVENT

Gary Pennock: The Asynchronous Coma: Living Screens, Rooms, and Bodies


Dates:
Thu Jan 31, 2013 18:00 - Sat Mar 16, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

January 31 – March 16, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, January 31, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Gary Pennock experiments with the intrinsic properties of phenomena and materials to form an aesthetic experience. He attempts to capture the imagination with poetic presentations of Meta themes such as time, nature and mortality that often function at the threshold of perceptual awareness. Attuning time based compositions to our visual and aural apparatus allows him to transform our engagement with screen-based technologies, into potentially therapeutic events that wash across the senses.

Pennock’s installation at the AC Institute is arranged in a darkened space through which the viewer is led into intimate encounters with seven works whose immersive viewpoints encompass the body in a ritualistic experience of time. Technology and the natural world form a symbiotic relationship mediated by the human body.

Pennock’s sensory environments, be it projected light dancing on flowing fabric in Horizon in the Fold, or the auditory and visual A Line Through the Center of Space, and the sifting sands of Erode give voice to materials and phenomena that evoke meaningful connections with our sensing systems. The artist focuses on the audience synthesizing minimal elements into their own universe, striving for a balance between subjective and objective. He aims to operate at the boundaries of reality and illusion, thought and emotion.

BIO:

Gary Pennock (born 1978) graduated from the University of Washington's Digital Arts & Experimental Media program with a BFA in 2008. In 2010, he earned an MFA in Art & Technology Studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited video and works of light from coast to coast in a variety of formats. Gary currently lives in New York.


EVENT

China Blue: Photinus Biomimeticus


Dates:
Thu Jan 31, 2013 18:00 - Sat Mar 16, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

January 31 – March 16, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, January 31, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

China Blue is an artist who captures the tenor of our times by transforming common electronic waste into biomimetic artwork with an environmental focus that also sings. In Firefly Tree, one of her works shown at AC Institute, she translates the firefly’s rhythmic signaling pattern into sound (the Firefly Chorus) and light (blinking LEDs). Today fireflies are threatened due to habitat encroachment and light pollution, making memories of fireflies more precious
as the illumination of the cities and towns overwhelm their delicate mating light show.

The rhythmic pattern of the firefly calls is a significant component of the Firefly Tree. This pattern is featured by the data sonification of the Firefly Chorus and the data visualization controlling the LED’s blinking rate. This dual reference underscores the biomimetic nature of the work both visually and acoustically while providing an original and imaginative way of simultaneously injecting both form and content.

Firefly Tree was Nominated 2012 Best Monographic Museum Show, Nationally by the International Association of Art Critics, and Awarded 2012 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in New Genres. The work was also reviewed by Ed Rubin in Sculpture Magazine's November 2012 issue.

BIO:
China Blue is a two time NASA/RI Space Grant recipient a RISCA Fellowship, New Genres recipient and an internationally exhibiting artist who was the first person to record the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and NASA’s Vertical Gun in Moffitt Field, CA. She represented the US at OPEN XI, Venice, Italy an exhibition held in conjunction with the Architecture Biennale. Reviews of her work have been published in the New York Times, Art in America, Art Forum, artCritical and Sculpture magazine to name a few. She has been interviewed by France 3 (TV), for the film “Com-mu-nity” produced by the Architecture Institute of America and was the featured artist for the 2006 annual meeting of the Acoustic Society of America. She has been an invited speaker at Harvard, Yale, MIT, Berkelee School of Music, Reed College and Brown University and an adjunct professor and Fellow at Brown University. She is the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute, Inc. (www.theengineinstitute.org) a non-profit dedicated to promoting the nexus of art, science and technology.

www.chinablueart.com


EVENT

Speed Bump Performing Thelonious Monk


Dates:
Thu Jan 24, 2013 19:00 - Thu Jan 24, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Speed Bump Performing Thelonious Monk
Thursday, January 24 at 7pm
$5 door charge

Speed Bump, a trio consisting of cellists Eric Allen and Hamilton Berry and violist Nathan Schram, formed in 2011 with the aim of arranging jazz tunes for their unusual instrumentation. Their current project is devoted to exploring issues of texture and space in the music of Thelonious Monk.


EVENT

Charmaine Ortiz: Search: "How To Draw a Woman", Male Perspectives from YouTube Result Pages 1-50


Dates:
Thu Dec 20, 2012 18:00 - Sat Jan 12, 2013

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America

Drawing is my means of revealing, understanding and coping with the physical, social and political structures in the world around me. As form of imaging, the process of drawing is capable of recording and reflecting the human psyche from individual-personal to broader attributes of thought. This video is an extension of my drawing practice, it explores social disconnects between male the female via projections on a worldwide audience through social media (YouTube). Created by a man for a man? What makes a woman, what makes her attractive, what makes her lovable?

Search: “How To Draw a Woman” is a collection of YouTube videos compiled from male authors who describe the techniques and attributes necessary for portraying a woman. The result pages 1-50 reveal that “to draw a woman” not only consists of understanding an overall bodily form, but the successful capture of specific feminine aspects: smooth face, flowing hair, delicate hands, sexy eyes, etc. The male perspectives create varied views on the differing mechanisms of anatomy while noting aspects of beauty and physical flaw. Their tutorial voices are revealing since many of them are creating their women from memory, making their drawings appear as psychological mirrors of themselves. Interestingly as they create their images they openly give instructions to an outsider (the viewer) on how they too can create a similar view. In this regard, YouTube not only allows these men to project and broadcast themselves (unconscious fears and desires) but it also projects back onto the spectator notions of gender, beauty, and fantasy.

-Charmaine Ortiz

BIO:
Charmaine Ortiz is a visual artist based out of Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Her work is rooted in her love for history and by her need to connect with her father, who as a civil engineer drew with graphite until the digital era. She received the Combined Honors Fellowship earning her MFA in Painting and an MA in Art History from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has earned other merit awards including SCAD’s Thesis Encore Award as well as grants and fellowships from the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, the Contemporary Art Center at Woodside, the Vermont Studio Center, and No Boundaries International Art Colony. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally and has also presented her art historical research at universities across North Carolina and Georgia. Her work was most recently featured in a Dick Blick product video and in volume seventeen of Studio Visit Magazine.


EVENT

Sara Brannan: Barbra, Mora & Betty


Dates:
Tue Dec 04, 2012 00:00 - Wed Dec 19, 2012

Sara Brannan: "Barbra, Mora and Betty" will be shown as part of AC's FLATOUT series Dec 4 - Dec 19. Sara Brannan's work uses edited footage of only the female 'lead' in classic movies to interrupt the patriarchal narrative and discuss gendered spectatorship.