June 19–September 29, 2019
Video Screening Amphitheater
Under the Subway Video Art Night was founded in 2011, and incubated at Local Project art space in Long Island City, New York. A platform for emerging video artists, Under the Subway Video Art Night began with an open-air screening under the subway train near the now demolished 5 Pointz art building, where artists from around the world conducted workshops and rented studios. The annual event grew to include simultaneous international screenings during the month of June. Screenings are held at galleries, cultural centers, and museums, as well as other indoor and outdoor spaces.
The ten works exhibited here were compiled by Under the Subway Video Art Night founder and curator Antonio Ortuño from previous years’ programs. Some present the possibilities of digital art to create virtual or augmented landscapes. Others explore issues of isolation and alienation. Taken together, these works represent the event’s focus on exhibiting art that is playful, meditative, and formally diverse.
Muse in The Mews, Group Exhibition at the Printing House, NYC (West Village) curated by Salomon Contemporary
*Visiting Artist Lecture & MFA Studio Visits at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
NEW YORK SPRING BREAK ART SHOW TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY
March 1 - 6, 2017
Download the Augmented Reality Component of the Exhibition: click here
TheFuture, 2017, New Video Description:
In Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida, he distinguishes between capturing a frozen image and how the actual visual picture and significance of it can alter over time. Susan Sontag expresses her views on photography that it is meant to record and not to intervene. In this new video, both of these topics are addressed and there is an intervention to the past to show the relation between analog and digital technologies.
In this video, The Future, 2017, you first see a photograph of a woman in ephemeral motion, in front of a palm tree. The vintage photograph is collaged with colorful shapes, such as stars, blobs, lines, large jagged shapes and cut out shapes layered on top. These shapes and forms activate the image and shows a relation between previous technologies that might not of been able also describe other layers and connections within the forms and patterns. The video acts like a moving painting to describe a process of innovation in technology as you simultaneously understand your personal history and reveals more about the past.