It was an eventful summer, full of driving back and forth across the state of Washington… and heavy lifting. I ended up moving my household and studio a couple of times (into storage – out of storage – etc) so this fake headline from the Onion sums my life up pretty nicely.
But I did have some great art adventures. My collaborative partner, Lance Sinnema, beat the daylights out of me in another performance of the “Escalation Project.” The good people of Anchor Art Space were kind enough to let us take our show on the road, and we had a great time experimenting with new live performance strategies. We have big plans for the Stinktown 2 Collective in the future, so keep your eyes peeled for two bald guys in white suits.
Moving studios meant that I had to do a lot of small drawings and work on the computer, so I tried to concentrate on making the video files for my next round of projections. I created several new versions of “Sonic Medicine: Jeremiah.” Lots and lots of animated birds – never again.
This one is a projection over the top of a drawing on paper (detail of the piece – click the image to watch the video):
And this one is meant to be viewed on it’s own – via projection or screen (click the image to watch the video):
I will spend the fall completing artworks for two exhibits featuring the “Alley Kids.” I am making prints, drawings, and videos for an exhibition at Shoreline Community College in January 2014 and 4Culture in July. It should be a fun year, I will keep posting images in process and announcements for the exhibitions.
I will have two pieces in an amazing group show at Anchor Art Space this July. The show was curated by Natalie Niblack and features artists who use themselves as a subject in their work.
July 5-28, 2013
Artist’s Reception: July 5, 6-9 PM
Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday 12 – 5 pm & by appointment
216 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
In addition to exhibiting some new video projections I will also be performing “Escalation” with Lance Sinnema…
Come visit the show, cast your vote, and then watch us duke it out “High School Rumble Style” on the lawn behind the gallery at 8 PM.
Posted on May 16, 2013
One of the great “lucky breaks” of my life has been finding my way into teaching art at the college level. I have been fortunate to work with so many brave and adventurous emerging artists over the past fifteen years, and one of the wonderful things about teaching at smaller Universities has been the pleasure of walking alongside them throughout the full four years of their development and growth. I have loved being able to meet someone their first day of college and still know them well when they walk across the stage at graduation. So many of my students are now friends, it’s an amazing job.
Last year I left my longtime place of employment, Whitworth University, to take on new challenges and try living in a new part of the country. The toughest part of leaving was knowing that I wouldn’t be able to watch all those students I worked with graduate. Last week I stopped in to visit the Whitworth Art Department Senior Exhibit, and I was really proud of the work that these students created.
Josh De Groot
Susan Vander Kooi
As a bonus there was great work in the student gallery by Junior art major Matt Comi, and others. I miss working with them – congrats to all these amazing students – way to go…
Senior Exhibition Real Eyes, Real Ize, Real Lies
April 16-May 18, 2013
Opening Reception: April 16, 5–6 p.m., Lied Art Center
Closing Reception: May 18, 11 a.m.
Lied Center for the Arts, Whitworth University, Spokane Washington.
I just returned from a fantastic trip down to Eugene to deliver a lecture at the University of Oregon. I had a great time hanging out with students and faculty and was quite impressed with the program they are running…
They archive all of the lectures and post them online for the public to view if they are interested so I thought I would pass along the link. I’m too much of a coward to watch it myself. I attempted to weave together some ideas about printmaking, contemporary culture, and my own artwork. In particular I wanted to test out some new ideas about “Social Practice” and collaboration. I’m not sure how convincing the argument was, but it always feels good to challenge myself and take a stab at linking what I am doing to the larger contemporary art world. You can judge for yourself if you are brave enough – the great thing about streaming video is the ability to pause, fast forward, or close the window altogether!
I will be presenting a lecture at the University of Oregon February 28th, 2013.
6:00 p.m., Lawrence Hall 115
It’s my first gig in Eugene – I’m honored and excited to get to talk in front of a great faculty and some talented students. I somehow stumbled into a lecture series with impressive company, if you are in the area come and heckle me from the back…
I was lucky to be included in a cool screening of experimental animations and video pieces. Here is the propaganda:
Here is a link to the great venue:
|“Latent Liminal Improbable Exuberance : Film night with,
Gala Bent, Jennifer Zwick, Britta Johnson, Mandy Greer, Scott Kolbo and Vis-a-Vis Society at Rendezvous Seattle!
Something old, something new, something odd, something blue.
In-process, foundlings, archived, favorites and brand new films by an exuberant collection of artists:
Scott Kolbo and
Films will begin at 7pm and cycle throughout the evening. Drop in when you can. Delicious treats by the Rendezvous kitchen! FREE