Kelani Nichole
kelaniatwork@gmail.com
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

BIO
I am a Digital Strategist and Independent Curator working at the intersection of ART + TECHNOLOGY.
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EVENT

'APOPHENIA' a solo exhibition from Alma Alloro


Dates:
Sat Jan 04, 2014 15:00 - Sat Jan 25, 2014

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER is pleased to present the first solo exhibition from Alma Alloro + her USA debut!!

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY January 4th ::: 7-11PM :::


Apophenia /æpɵˈfiːniə/ is the experience of seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data.


Apophenia is a collection of works by Berlin-based Artist Alma Alloro exploring the possibilities — and limitations — of an artist's aura in a digitally-oriented world. The exhibition consists of a series of hand drawings and animations, installed alongside a machine that manually creates animation. Alloro’s works invite the viewer to simultaneously experience both the animation itself alongside the exposed analog apparatus that produce it.

Alloro’s meticulous hand drawings make manifest the notion of repetition, a yearning for the infinite. Within the patterns that emerge, however, individual fragments of the animation reveal their lack of continuous identity — a tacit acknowledgement of the imperfections of the human hand.

Meanwhile, a kinetic machine generates colorful spinning surfaces broadcast via closed-circuit television. This screen — part of a device intended for the reading of printed matter, and which once helped Alloro’s late grandfather compensate for his low vision — becomes a site of color and motion. Says Alloro:

In its afterlife, the device exposes a ubiquitous short sightedness, rendering users of every generation blind to other potential (mis)uses of technology.


With Apophenia, Alloro considers the kinds of aesthetic effects that still lie beyond the scope of digital practice: what can be made with bare hands that can’t be made with a computer? And further, what new means still belong to the realm of tradition, yet embrace new potentials made possible by the digital?

Publication :::
A publication featuring an essay by Daniel Rourke will accompany this exhibition.

About the Artist :::
ALMA ALLORO (b. 1982, Tel Aviv) is a contemporary retro-futuristic artist living and working in Berlin. Her work spans a variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, and music composition and performance. She has shown in Berlin at Preview Berlin and with The Store, in her hometown Tel Aviv at Sommer Gallery and P8 Gallery, and Internationally at Furtherfield Gallery in London, and Eigenheim Gallery in Weimar.

Alma studied fine art at the Midrasha School of Art, Beit-Berl, Israel, and received her MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar, Germany.

OPENING RECEPTION :::
Saturday, January 4 from 7 – 11 PM http://www.facebook.com/events/689233367795083/

GALLERY HOURS :::
Saturdays 2 – 7 PM + by appointment contact directors@transfergallery.com

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls. http://transfergallery.com/


EVENT

GLITCHOMETRY ::: an exhibition from Daniel Temkin


Dates:
Sat Nov 16, 2013 23:55 - Sat Dec 14, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER is pleased to present a solo exhibition from Daniel Temkin

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY November 16 ::: 7-11PM :::

Glitchometry is an ongoing body of work from Daniel Temkin, an artist and programmer who produces humanistic collaborative works with the machine. The collaboration is an uneasy one, where the artist and algorithm have conflicting agendas and trade off control in building the work. The result is an exploration of our relationship with machines — a collision between our desire for accessible forms in chaotic processes and a compulsiveness arising from our attempts to think logically.

In his emphasis on process over product and on the constraint system defining the work, Temkin recalls both the 'structures' of Sol LeWitt and Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild, with its ambivalence of authorship within a system.

Glitchometry is rooted in Temkin’s use and misuse of the machine — in this case, the pirated software Cool Edit Pro, whose thousands of users all authenticate as Peter Quistgard. With this sound editing software, Temkin manipulates simple black and white geometric figures and stripes by databending sound effects through color channels, coercing visual artifacts that correspond to the properties of sound. Temkin works obsessively through iterations to create elaborate sonar landscapes which are illuminated in vibrant lightbox displays.

This exhibition focuses on two new Glitchometry studies: one based on stripes, another based on triangles, squares, and circles. The new work was produced in part during a residency at the Institute of Electronic Arts at Alfred University during the summer of 2013, and has been paired with past studies and new process pieces for this exhibition.

::: Publication :::
A publication will accompany the exhibition which includes an interview with the artist by Curt Cloninger one of his close collaborators, along with an essay from Daniel Rourke, an Internet scholar who expands on Temkin’s larger practice.

::: About the Artist :::
DANIEL TEMKIN (b. 1973, Boston) makes images, programming languages, and interactive pieces exploring our inherently broken patterns of thought and the clash between human and algorithmic thinking.

Daniel has spoken widely to both art and hacker audiences, at Media Art History (Liverpool 2011 and Riga 2013), CAA, GLI.TC/H conference in 2010 and 2012 (where he led a three-day session on Glitch and Oulipo), Notacon, and Hackers on Planet Earth, among others. He appeared on PBS's offBook episode on Glitch Art.

His writing has been published in academic journals such as World Picture and Media-N Journal and has been taught at Bard College, Penn State, and Clark University.

Daniel received his MFA from International Center of Photography / Bard College in 2012. His work has been featured at American University Museum, Christopher Henry Gallery, Higher Pictures and Carroll/Fletcher.

GLITCHOMETRY
November 16
through December 14 2013

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 7 – 11 PM at Transfer with the artist.

The exhibition will close on Saturday, December 14 from 7 – 11 PM with NET WORTH, an event curated by the artist. NET WORTH will include new work from 50 artists invited by Temkin to create forgeries of other artists work to be priced in bitcoin and offered up for sale.

Gallery hours are held every Saturday from 2 – 7 PM and by appointment with directors@transfergallery.com.


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Dates:
Sat Sep 07, 2013 17:00 - Sat Sep 28, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition from Carla Gannis and Justin Petropoulos from September 7th through 28th, 2013

::: Gallery Hours ::: Saturday 12-6PM :::
::: STRING LITERALS ::: Two Friday evenings, 13th + 20th from 7-9PM :::

legend /legend is a collaborative project of poems and drawings based on text redactions of The Book of Earths, by Edna Kenton, a compendium of theories of the shape of the Earth, and its surrounding folklore.

While the project is rooted in analog works, specifically poems by Justin Petropoulos and ink drawings by Carla Gannis, it grows these texts and images into digital paintings, animations, projection mapped & 3D printed sculptures, as well as interactive works.

The project's title, legend /legend, is an empty html tag. The viewer/reader must complete the meaning themselves. The definition of the legend is determined by the movement within ones own cartographies.

BOOK
The first manifestation of legend /legend is a printed volume of the poems and drawings, produced by Jaded Ibis Press ::: http://www.createspace.com/4392230

A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the opening reception.

EXHIBITION
In its second manifestation the project expands into the gallery space – a new body of work that spans a variety of media including an interactive redaction application launching at the opening reception.

ONLINE
The project will continue to grow and iterate – before, during and after the exhibition – follow along on these channels:
http://twitter.com/legendcgjp
http://legendlegend2013.tumblr.com/
http://www.facebook.com/legendlegendgannispetrop

ARTISTS
CARLA GANNIS has exhibited in solo and group art exhibitions nationally and internationally. She has shown at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery and Claire Oliver Gallery in New York, as well as The Boulder Museum of Art in Boulder, Colorado and TZR Galerie in Dusseldorf, Germany. Gannis is the recipient of a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts, an Emerge 7 Fellowship from the Aljira Art Center, and a Chashama AREA Visual Arts Studio Award. Gannis holds an MFA in Painting from Boston University. She is currently Assistant Chair of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.

JUSTIN PETROPOLOUS is the author of the poetry collection, Eminent Domain, selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crab Creek Review, Gulf Coast, Mandorla, Portland Review, and most recently in Spinning Jenny. Petropoulos holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University. He is an adjunct faculty member at New Jersey City University, where he teaches composition and creative writing.

::: Opening September 7th 7PM-11PM :::
http://www.facebook.com/events/148927161982148/

::: STRING LITERAL ::: Anthony Antonellis + Anthony Tognazzini ::: Friday, September 13 7-9PM
http://www.facebook.com/events/540631936008212/

::: STRING LITERAL ::: Faith Holland + Sara Jane Stoner ::: Friday, September 20 7-9PM

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. Transfer supports artists working with digital practice to realize aggressive installation and promote collection of their work.

Transfer Gallery ::: 1030 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn 11211
http://transfergallery.com/


EVENT

OPENING RECEPTION ::: 'New Sculpt' a solo exhibition from LaTurbo Avedon


Dates:
Sat Jul 20, 2013 19:00 - Sat Aug 10, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

TRANSFER Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition from LaTurbo Avedon from July 20th through August 10th

::: Opening Reception ::: SATURDAY July 20th ::: 7-11PM :::

LaTurbo Avedon's exhibition at TRANSFER gallery is the artist's first solo show, and also her first foray into exhibiting in offline space. The exhibition features Avedon's 'New Sculpt' series – a body of work that has been growing online for months – which consists of dramatically detailed polygonal 3D sculpture.

For this show, the artist-render has rendered new large format prints and video of her sculptural work, which will be accompanied by virtual performance the night of the opening.

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An essay from Daniel Rourke will be released in tandem with the exhibition.

Excerpt :::

"In the past three decades the term ‘cyberspace’ has come to define a social, rather than a geometric common environment. The term still conjures up images of posthuman projections and vast parallax branes, their cross-hatched surfaces woven at right angles by virtual motorcycles. We hear ‘cyberspace’ and we think of terminals, of cables and an ocean of information, yet the most important means by which cyberspace is produced – namely human social and economic relations – barely registers a flicker. The objects of New Sculpt play between these contradictions."

::: Full text will be available in the gallery and released online after the opening of the exhibition.

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About the Artist :::
http://laturboavedon.com/
http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/qa-with-laturbo-avedon

::: Opening July 20th 7PM-11PM :::
An opening reception will be held on July 20th from 7-11PM at the gallery. Performance from the Artist begins at 9PM

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. Transfer supports artists working with digital practice to realize aggressive installation and promote collection of their work.

Transfer Gallery ::: 1030 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn 11211


EVENT

'En Plein Air' a solo exhibition from Rick Silva


Dates:
Sat May 18, 2013 12:20 - Sat Jun 08, 2013

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

‘En Plein Air’ a solo exhibition by Rick Silva will be presented at TRANSFER Gallery from May 18th through June 8th

::: Opening Reception ::: May 18th from 7-11PM :::

Rick Silva's 'En Plein Air' series [http://enpleinair.org/] is an ongoing body of work that has been growing online since January of 2012. The images in this series are created at the locations they depict — an encounter between digital gestures and the unbuilt environment.

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From Nicholas O'Brien ::: net-based artist, curator, and writer :::
Rick Silva’s work takes the historical precedent of Plein Air painting as a point of departure to explore the possibility of the sublime within digital contexts. Through replacing the canvas and easel with software and a computer, Silva delicately repositions digital technology out in the wilderness in a gesture that is once familiar and foreign. When amassed together, his ongoing series ‘En Plein Air’ positions Silva’s work as a standout collection of meditative clearings from the ever-wild kudzu of media art.

A digital publication from Nicholas O’Brien will accompany ‘En Plein Air’ at Transfer Gallery.

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Rick Silva is an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at the University of Oregon. His work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals worldwide, including Transmediale (Germany), Futuresonic (U.K.), and Sonar (Spain). His research has been supported through grants and commissions from places such as Rhizome and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

::: Opening Saturday, May 18th 2013 :::
An opening reception will be held on May 18th from 7-11PM at the gallery. https://www.facebook.com/events/101554416716034/

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. Transfer supports artists working with digital practice to realize aggressive installation and promote collection of their work.