Sunday, March 23, 2008

Spirit Surfers

Saturday, March 08, 2008

"Spirit Surfers" at vertexList

"Four Seasons", Paul Slocum

VertexList has the pleasure to present “Spirit Surfers”, a two person exhibition
featuring recent new media projects by Kevin Bewersdorf and Paul Slocum.

The reception will take place on Saturday, March 22, 2008, 7pm - 10pm, artists will be in attendance.

Live electronic music peformance by BUBBLYFISH at 8.30pm (free)
The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, May 04th 2008.

"Maximum Sorrow Throw Blanket #2", Kevin Bewersdorf

Exhibited works by Kevin Bewersdorf include: “"Two videos for the Mitchell Chiropractic Clinic Separated by Eighteen Years" (two channel video) and “Maximum Sorrow Throw Blanket #2” (digitally produced quilt).

Also in the show “Four Seasons” (gicle print on canvas) and “You're Not My Father” (video) by Paul Slocum. Both artists will collaborate on the launch of a brand new web-surfing club “Spirit Surfers”, which will premiere at the opening reception. (

"You're Not My Father", Paul Slocum

This joint exhibition is an exploration of a new type of objecthood, which emerged as a product of the information era: the ephemeral-imperfect, forced back into the palpable reality from the domain of codes and numbers. Kevin Bewersdorf and Paul Slocum work toward establishing the contemporary expressive vocabulary, capable of transforming the internet-mediated, generic content into meaningful statements.

"Two videos for the Mitchell Chiropractic Clinic Separated by Eighteen Years", Kevin Bewersdorf

Paul Slocum is a new media artist, curator and a musician, currently living and working in Dallas. Slocum was recently included in Nexus Texas at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas. He has also been included in exhibitions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas, and the National Center for the Arts, Mexico City, Mexico. In 2004, his work was exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial in the United Kingdom. In addition, he has been invited to do performances in France, The Netherlands, Canada, The United Kingdom, and New York.

Kevin Bewersdorf is a conceptual media artist living in Austin. His was featured recently in Passing Time and the Changing Seasons of Time at Okay Mountain in Austin. He is also known for his work in the critically acclaimed film, LOL: The Movie, which he co-wrote and stars in.

Bubblyfish (Haeyoung Kim) relocated to the US from Korea in 1992. With a background in classical piano, she has been focusing on experimental electronic music. Currently, under the name Bubblyfish, she creates "lo-fi," 8 bit sound works and experimental compositions. Based in NYC, Haeyoung has worked as a composer, sound designer, and audio engineer. Haeyoung's work has been presented in various art venues, clubs, festivals, and galleries including Centre Pompidou, The American Museum of the Moving Image, Eyebeam, The New Museum, Roulette, and Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater.

VertexList gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2pm - 6 pm, or by appointment.
We are located between Graham and Manhattan Avenues on Bayard St.
For more info
please visit our website or call 646 258 3792

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Marisa Olson + Christine Gedeon @ And/Or

and/or gallery
4221 Bryan St. Ste B, Dallas, TX 75204, tel: 214.824.2442

March 8th - April 12th
opening reception March 8th, 6pm-9pm with both artists in attendance
music by Animal Forces @ 8:30pm
be there or be square

Marisa Olson, animated gif

Marisa Olson's work combines performance, video, sound, drawing, and installation to address intersections of pop culture and the cultural history of technology, as they effect the voice, power, and persona. Her work has been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, the Hayward Gallery-London and at several international festivals.

The Two Koreas, Christine Gedeon

Christine Gedeon uses blue prints to create aerial compositions of political figures and celebrities. This abstract format brings a new sense of reality to publicized images of political and public figures. Christine has exhibited at A.I.R. Gallery in New York and The New Art Center of New York.

I had a brief conversation with Michael Bell Smith at the opening of Spirit Surfers and while my feelings about his show at Foxy remain, I think his work is really important and look forward to seeing his next show. The launch of Spirit Surfers is tonight, good luck hope to see the spirit tommorrow.

1 comment:

Marisa Olson said...

hey, just noticed this. thanks for posting it. :)

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