Jim Susinno and I are resurrecting Everything is Made of Atoms, an interactive video work that we originally created over five years ago, at the upcoming new media art show at Boston Cyberarts Gallery. Also showing work are Carla Gannis, Danny Brown Gonzalez, Andra, Lani Asuncion, Endam Nihan, Joy Buolamwini, and Cierra Michele Peters.
Closing Reception: Saturday June 22nd, 6-8pm
The BCEC is excited to present this exhibition featuring artists who work just down the street in Fort Point. The artists in this exhibition do not shy away from color or scale, providing a full spectrum of vibrant imagery and textures that the viewer can engage with, both from afar and up close. Opening reception on April 22.
The artists in this exhibition grapple in various ways with the concept of the unforeseen or uncanny occurrence by combining diverse materials, sources and algorithms to generate images, objects and videos where the whole is greater than the contributing elements.
Closing reception and artists talks: Friday, June 14, 5-8pm
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Art & Design is honored to announce that it will host the 16 th edition of the 404 International Festival of Art & Technology in 2019. The 404 International Festival of Art & Technology unites art with technology in an environment where artists can engage with community. The organizers are working to make artists and artwork accessible to the public in a variety of ways, including inviting classes from local schools to tour the exhibit and meet the artists. Works featured include a robot that reads the Twitter feed, a virtual reality tour of a unique Chinese monastery, electronic music compositions, a video mirror, and computationally created images.
Featured artists include curator & founder Gina Valenti, Alejandro Burdisio, Caitlin & Misha, Ramón Castillo, Jean-Philippe Côté, Matt Kenyon, Hyun Ju Kim, Anne Lilly, Lin Pey Chwen, Hye Yeon Nam, Jessica Rosenkrantz, Wenhua Shi, Mark J. Stock, and Jeffu Warmouth.
The value of good design, demonstrated in an exhibition through parallel questioning in a world where humans achieve enhanced abilities through technology, algorithm and machine learning, where co-existing with robots is a reality.
TinyMtn, another project by Mark Stock, was asked to produce 3D printed models of mountains for the exhibition. On display are: Mt. Everest, K2, Denali, Mont Blanc, and The Matterhorn.
We often describe the Boston Cyberarts Gallery as an exhibition space for those who regard code as their creative medium. And while that is mostly true throughout the year, this exhibition, Data Flow, is all about the code. However while for these artists, much of the initial expressive input is done with algorithms, the final product varies greatly. From visualizations culled from scientific data and complex algorithms for visualizing fluid dynamics to a custom program resulting in a playful interactive installation, all of the artists in this exhibition have developed creative systems for processing information that are simultaneously illuminating and emotive.
Come see three works from my "Immaculate Collision" series on display at Boston Cyberarts Gallery, along with pieces from Karl Sims, Nervous System, Nathalie Miebach, and Dennis Miller.
Artists work at a variety of scales, from minuscule to beyond measure, defying scale entirely. xsXL exhibits 2D and 3D works that are extra small (XS, or less than 10") with out-sized content and extra large (XL, or more than 36") works that overwhelm the gallery while still being contained by it. The goal is to find correlation or dialogue between the various works regardless of scale, while offering an opportunity to feature the range of recent art created by the members of the Fort Point Arts Community.
Come see my 3d-printed "Medium Spherical Dendrite" and EPS foam carved "Chaotic Escape (m95)".
Reception is May 10, 5:30-8:30pm.
Simulacrum, curated by Jeremy J. Starn, explores a reality exclusively built upon representations of programmed life that is no longer distinguishable from the innate. The included artists use maps, sounds, renderings, projections, algorithms, and images to grapple with how digital representation precedes any relationship with physical reality.
This is a new existence in which time and space have been redefined by evolving technologies. Being present now may seem insufficient for an understanding of the world when we can alter, circumvent, or recreate it to fit our needs.
Is Simulacrum a reflection of our reality? Does it mask or pervert it or simply create a new one? These artists address the concept of the simulation in lieu of its interaction with our notion of the real and the original. What is forged or represented are not likenesses of static entities, but instead the processes of feeling and experiencing themselves.
Opening reception: March 16, 7-10pm
In such a time of great uncertainty there is a growing feeling of unease; we reside in the spaces between a world of absolutes. The collection of work in Gray Area addresses a range of situations not readily conforming to an existing set of rules. As the color gray encompasses a multitude of mutable tonalities, both coloristically and metaphorically, the show will offer some creative clarity.
Opening Reception: February 2, 2018, 5:00-8:00 pm
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.