fish + braids = fishwithbraids

fish + braids = fishwithbraids
the experience of art thrives at the top of the bell curve in a place of speculation (and not consensus), hypotheses (and not conclusions) and belief (not knowledge).
To stay at the top of the bell curve, as Buergel and Noack might say,
the best art must make us not understand,
which corresponds to a state of sustained curiosity that provokes us to change something about ourselves in an effort to understand.
anthony huberman

Monday, October 22, 2012

Artist talk with  Vincent Zambrano and Kaliptus

for "FLUX/ Binary Dreams", new media exhibit,

meet the artists, talk and q & a,

wednesday Oct 24, starting at 7 pm.

Eto Otitigbe.   8 pm sharp

Fish with Braids Gallery,  190 Columbus Drive, JC

"Becoming visible"  and "Cold in the sun",

pieces involving social context and personal relation.

Talk followed by Q & A, refreshments.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

new media and abstract art at Fish with Braids

7 exhibits  of New Media works, abstract and interactive displays at
Fish with Braids Gallery
190 Columbus Drive, Jersey City      Oct 12 - Nov 4,  2012
receptions with artists, performances, during Open Studios  Oct 12 -14

Binary Dreams/ Flux
“Binary Dreams” brings forth a fusion of the technical brain and the intuitive in the form of new innovative arts that depict the vast and transpersonal experiences of dreams. With the advent of new technology emerging and novelty dropping new seeds constantly into the oceans of the mind, the abstractions of dreaming are constantly fractalling out into an explosion of new diverse realities that become available for exploration when one abandons the senses to sleep and plunges inwards. Vincent Zambrano and Kaliptus are bringing back the raw dream elements and translating them out into the mundane world. The art works themselves vary in style and medium but work together like a perfect blend of opposite dualities. They create an overall effect of wholeness, diversity and surreal futurism.
Vincent Zambrano(JC), Kaliptus(Harrison NJ) 
curator: Veronica Santi, (Florence Italy)

Dimensional Portraits 

Multidimensional portraits, created with paintings, literary quotes, video animation and music.
The viewer enters an experience about a person, a visual literary encounter.
artist: Fermin Mendoza (JC native, Morris county)
curator: Uta Brauser

Abstract geometry
Peter Bill's abstract geometric forms with his life-long devotion to color theory involves 
painstakingly rendered stripes and shapes, by hand, with perfected skill.
The summary of shapes creates a trompe l'oeuil three dimensionality.
artist: Peter Bill (JC)
curator: Uta Brauser

Unpolitically correct characters exploiting themselves
The underground Urban characters of androgenous, colorful, queer and love for life creatures
are Stephanie's observations of a New Yorker upbringing and life style.
artist and curator: Stephanie Riggi (JC)

The artist uses a technique called video performance painting. First video images are projected onto a blank canvas. 
Next the artist begins painting the moving video images. Each brush stroke creates a different visual layer for the viewer.
The viewers are not only seeing the projections they are seeing the paint create a different image all together. 
Olivia's  paintings  are the out come of this visual layering process. 
Performances are scheduled    saturday at 4 pm, sunday at 7pm
artist, curator: Olivia Wilber (JC)

Spanking machine
The multidimensional experience of observing and/or physically immersing into the depth of pain 
or physical intensity combined with the social aspect of the public's presence  will make this display
artist, curator: Uta Brauser (JC)

Becoming Visible
The linear patterns in Becoming Visible were inspired by wood carvings and bronze statues from Benin, West Africa.
Many of these works depict the king or "Oba" of Benin with contours of his face.Traditionally some ethnic groups used these lines
to identify each other after they had been separated.
In this case I place the lines on an image of my own face to express empathy for the families of innocent African American men whose lives
were taken unjustly.
artist, curator: Eto Otitigbe (NYC)

Cold in the Sun

"is a new media piece on reflections with my father's progressing dementia. "cold in the sun" was one of the phrases
I would find him mumbling to himself.
In this video  I reenact some of the phrases my father would mumble while sitting 
around the house as if they were a series
of flashbacks.
Through the use of Delaunay Triangulation the video gradually abstracts itself as my father gets 
deeper into his memories.
Delaunay Triangulation is a method of computational geometry that can be used to model
complex surfaces without having to measure the exact dimensions of all surface points.
It is typically used to model terrains where only some points of altitude are known.
In this case I assume the role of my father and attempt to reenact some of his mannerisms.
Although I did not know much about him I have a few data points form which to model his behavior."
artist, curator: Eto Otitigbe (NYC)