Come visit my studio in the Joy Street building the weekend before Thanksgiving and see what I've been working on this year. New works include: prints laminated in glass, large foam sculptures, data-driven landscape prints, and 3D prints of islands and mountains. Pictured is a scale model of Nantucket printed in SLS Nylon.
Science of the Unseen: Digital Art Perspectives is an exhibition of the Digital Arts Community of ACM SIGGRAPH. Three of my works will be part of the exhibition: Chaotic Escape #1 and #2, and MESO. MESO is a new video and real-time work that shows, over the course of 14 hours, images all of the land in North America, in pure data. Instead of showing anything recognizable as landscape, MESO cycles through digital elevation models (DEMs), images for which each pixel represents the elevation of one quarter-acre of bare land. Watch an excerpt in 4K/UHD here.
13FOREST Gallery is pleased to present Emerge, an exhibition featuring work by contemporary artists Dena Bach, Christopher Frost, Raúl Gonzalez III, Nancy Popper, Michael Seif and Mark J. Stock. Emerge seeks to explore the changing identities, thoughts and forms that take shape in an unpredictable world.
Through various media, Emerge presents the work of six artists and their unique interpretations on the theme of transformation—be it mythical, cultural, intellectual or physical. Inspired by the Japanese legend of "kitsune," foxes of exceptional intelligence that could shape-shift into human forms, Emerge is a meditation on metamorphoses in settings both commonplace and supernatural.
While Emerge considers dualities such as environmental versus human manipulation of materials, it also investigates more nuanced spectra of private and public personas, and form and formlessness. This exhibition is dedicated to unity with an eye toward truths that remain hidden and others that emerge.
Opening reception May 21, 4-6pm
At Creative Tech Week in New York in May, I'll be giving a talk entitled Supercomputing Art.
In this short talk, you will gain an understanding of how scientists use supercomputers to simulate natural phenomena, learn how those methods are related to generative artwork, and see examples of those techniques manifest in my print, video, interactive, 3d printing, and sculpture work.
A collection of artists, engineers, designers, and philosophers delve in to the evolving relationship between mankind, art, and technology. This intimate panel of friends and peers examines what defines the human experience and the role of art and technology as medium for understanding our world.
I'm crashing the premier academic conference for fluid dynamics with some art posters. Check them out in the WORK->SCIENCE section because admission to the conference is steep.
GALLERY OF FLUID MOTION Hours, Convention Center, Second Level, Halls C and D:
- Sunday, November 22 7:00am – 5:00pm
- Monday, November 23 7:30am – 5:00pm
- Tuesday, November 24 7:30am – 11:00am
Come see my Julia Set #2 (3D printed fractal sculpture) and new work Chaotic Escape #2 at a recap of the COLLISIONcollective show Stealing from the Real, in Rhode Island.
Opening reception at 6pm, Thursday, Nov. 19, closing reception Jan 8 (not Dec 18th, as first noted).
Curated by faculty members from Ohio State Mansfield’s Departments of Mathematics and Art, In the Realm of Forms is an exhibition of works by mathematicians who use visual art to express their findings and visual artists who are inspired by mathematics. Participating Artists: Sarah-Marie Belcastro, Leslie Berns, Lynn Bodner, Robert Bosch, Conan Chadbourne, Tiberiu Chelcea, Frank Farris, Robert Fathauer, Gwen Fisher, Margaret Kepner, James Mai, Paul Nylander, Brittany Ransom, David Reimann, Hector Rodriguez, Saul Schleimer, Henry Segerman, Mark Stock, Daina Taimina, and Guang Zhu.
Opening Reception and Curator’s Talk: Monday, November 9th, 2015 from 12:35 – 1:30 pm
Untitled (blue chaos) is a short digital video work for the seven-screen marquee at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center, and the result of a collaboration between traditional artist Kristin Breiseth and new media artist Mark J. Stock. As the piece opens, several hand-drawn rakes scrape across the screens, dragging varying blue-to-white streaks behind them. Subsequent rakes begin to disintegrate at their edges as they progress, spawning many interacting curved traces. Ultimately, the forms devolve into a hyperactive chaos which obscures their origins.
The approaches to the artistic processes of the two artists are clearly on display—where Breiseth’s focus is on formal concerns and the emotional response of the viewer to the piece, free from consciously-imposed narratives, Stock’s chaotic dynamics seek to illuminate the interactions of the building blocks of nature and physics, where motion and form are united.
Boston Cyberarts Gallery presents COLLISION:Stealing from the Real: Simulation and sense making, organized and curated by COLLISIONcollective member Georgina Lewis. COLLISION:Stealing from the Real includes 10 artists from the US and Canada. How do we make sense of our environment parse it, probe it, and enact change? COLLISION:Stealing from the Real examines the transformative power of play and technology's place within this act. Increasingly computer-mediated, simulation is how we learn about the world and test scenarios, a way of exploring identity, critiquing societal norms, constructing and reframing history or just plain having fun. Simulation redefines play as a rules-based process that allows artists to mimic reality and push formal, technical, and conceptual boundaries.
The University of Tampa presents a biennial invitational exhibition of computer animations, digital video, interactive digital work, and virtual spaces from around the world. Some significant computer artists will offer lectures and presentations. All exhibitions and lectures are free of charge and open to everyone.