LV Sketchbook Page 010

May 30, 2015

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My newest sketchbook page references the optical spectrum of the sun and its spectral lines of varying colors. Read about it on my Antarctic Long View Project blog.

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Escandón : West / Mission : East / Headlands : North / SoMa : South

May 8, 2015

Escandón : West / Mission : East / Headlands : North / SoMa : South is the title of the video installation I contributed to Build It Up/Break It Down, the Graduate Fellowship exhibition at the Headlands Center for the Arts, on view through June 7.

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The installation is comprised of four looping time-lapse videos chronicling the sun’s path as shot through an array of shifting fabrics in four different locations. The translucent fabrics, shot against windows, migrate across one another to produce optically mixed colors while revealing glimpses of life outside. The sequences serve as meditations on light, architecture, the poetics of color, and the transitory nature of our surroundings, including changing neighborhoods and the idea of ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders.’

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As the title suggests, the four videos depict windows facing four different directions. Escandón : West captures sunset in Mexico City, Mission : East features San Francisco’s Valencia Street, Headlands : North utilizes Marin’s coastal light, and SoMa : South offers up SF’s Mission Street.

In the Headlands installation, the projections match the directions in which the videos were shot, creating a four-screen semi-enclosure. The screens are translucent, viewable from either side, blending disparate geographical locations into one another and bringing the notion of ‘inside’ and outside’ into question. As viewers circulate among the screens, they might reflect on how time is divided, space is measured, and boundaries are defined in a world where such divisions are often porous and disputed.

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Build It Up/Break It Down was guest curated by Zoë Taleporos, Public Art Program Associate for the San Francisco Arts Commission and Co-Director of Royal NoneSuch Gallery in Oakland. The exhibition includes work by Heather Engen, Joyce Nojima, Vicci Jang, Lauren McKeon, Joy Fritz, and Sarah Ammons. It is located in Building 945’s Project Space on the 3rd floor and the hours are Sunday through Thursday, 12 noon-5 PM. Zoë’s curator statement can be found here.

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LV Sketchbook Page 048

April 30, 2015

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Long View Sketchbook Page 048 addresses the role of shape and form in conveying ideas in data and art. Learn more at my Long View Project blog hosted by the California Academy of Sciences.

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Build It Up/Break It Down at the Headlands

April 29, 2015

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Come see my video installation at the Headlands Center for the Arts 2014-15 Graduate Fellows exhibition opening on Sunday, May 3 from 12-5 PM. The exhibition is curated by Zoë Taleporos and includes Heather Engen, Joyce Nojima, Vicci Jang, Lauren McKeon, Joy Fritz, and Sarah Ammons. Proud to be part of this dynamic group!

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Headlands Spring Open House

April 14, 2015

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The Headlands Center for the Arts will be hosting their Spring Open House this Sunday, April 19. I’ll be showing my video “Headlands : North” which comprises one-quarter of a larger installation to be exhibited there in May. The Open House is free to the public and runs from 12 noon – 5 PM. My studio is on the top floor of Building 945.

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LV Study #22 (Ice Coring)

March 31, 2015

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My latest Long View artwork takes Antarctic ice coring for its subject. Read about ice cores and what they reveal about Earth’s climactic and atmospheric history on the Long View blog here.

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Watershed Moments at SFSU Art Gallery

March 24, 2015

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I’m participating in Watershed Moments, a multimedia exploration of the natural world, curated by Janna Alfred. The exhibition opens at the San Francisco State University Art Gallery on Thursday April 2, 2015 from 5-9 PM and runs through April 21st.

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LV Sketchbook Page 047

February 15, 2015

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Long View Sketchbook Page 047 addresses the role of color in representing and conveying information in data and art. Learn more on my Antarctic Long View blog.

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Headlands : South at the Headlands

February 7, 2015

My video installation, Headlands : South, documented at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

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LV Sketchbook Page 050

January 30, 2015

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My newest sketchbook page is inspired by the formal qualities of indexical data and the stories they tell. Details at my Long View Project blog hosted by the California Academy of Sciences.

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