Saturday, September 13, 2014
Visual Art Source
It’s not that easy to put together a compelling group show of geometric abstraction, not for lack of contemporary engagement with the genre (it certainly has no shortage of practitioners), but because innovative, novel approaches to the dialogue are hard to come by. In “Measurable Inconsistencies,” however, Richard Blackwell, Cole Pierce, and Zin Helena Song, brought together by curator Tyler Blackwell, provide abstractions that deviate from the well-worn course with smart, playful uses of space, perception and texture.
Continuing through August 31, 2014
In works like Chicago-based Pierce’s "Triangle is the Strongest Shape #23," what initially appears to be flat, uniform patterning is upon closer viewing a shallow but dimensional relief of deep brush strokes and rigid taped off edges. In four sculptures by New York artist Song, the use of painted corners and actual ones confuse the eye. As the viewer moves around the pieces, you are never able to see all the planes from any one angle. Blackwell contributes an installation. A framed print of a geometric form is covered in a geometric pattern and hung on a geometrically patterned, screen printed wall. This produces commingling notions of fore- and background that exudes an exuberance of form and repetition.
- See more at: http://www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=editorial&pcID=17&aID=2369#sthash.Am9bfRU4.dpuf
COLE PIERCE, TRIANGLE IS THE STRONGEST SHAPE #37, 2013, 20 x 20 INCHES, OIL AND ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
JULY 25 — AUGUST 31, 2014
By Appointment Only
Johalla Projects is very pleased to announce MEASURABLE INCONSISTENCIES, a summer group exhibition bringing together the artwork of three artists who work directly with shape, form, and structure. The exhibition will run from JULY 25 to AUGUST 31, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 25 from 7-10pm.
At a primary level, Richard Blackwell, Cole Pierce, and Zin Helena Song each employ the geometric shape, using its formal qualities to inform and populate their works. More interesting, however, is the true nature of these artists’ practices, which function further to create breaks in the rigid structure, to create new interactions, or to disassemble the form entirely. Color also plays a vital role in this assemblage of works and operates chiefly as a catalyst for vivid optical rhythms and compositional choices.
Here, MEASURABLE INCONSISTENCIES explores these departures from pure form and instead inspects more subversive takes on geometric abstraction. By strategically incorporating unpredictable variations in the compositional framework of their respective works, Blackwell, Pierce, and Song arrive at a more engaging formula that encourages rigorous interactivity.
MEASURABLE INCONSISTENCIES is curated by Tyler Blackwell.
I’m in a group show at Johalla Projects that opens July 28th. Josue Pellot and I are working on a collaborative piece for a show at Roman Susan on October 10th. I also have work in a massive group show in October at Elder Gallery in LIncoln, NE.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
August 26 - September 20, 2013
Pinpoint: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists
CLOSING RECEPTION: September 17 from 4 - 6 pm
Curated by Holly Sabin Houston
Gallery for Contemporary Art
Indiana University Northwest
Gary, Indiana 46408
Gallery Hours: Monday & Thursday 9 am - 5 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 9 am - 7 pm, Friday 9 am - 3 pm
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Monday, July 15, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Magnet Pond:Fishing Composite
Riding Horses in New Mexico
Bandcamp - http://allmyheroesdiedinprison.bandca...
I made this for ASCII 4, combining the 2 underwater videos I've been working on
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A single-evening exposition of artifacts, recordings & mixes, fine apparel and elegant conduct.
Friday, May 10
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Elastic Arts Foundation
2830 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Andrea Jablonski. Bruce Neal. Chris Hefner. Cole Pierce. Cinchel (Jason Shanley). EC Brown. George John Larson. Jake Myers. Jon Bollo. Michelle Harris. Pleasant Group (Erik Wenzel). Stephanie Burke+Jeriah Hildwine+Ryan Peter Miller.
ASCII (Archeospiritist Study and Consortion Initiative, Illinois) is an event where participants are entrusted to uphold the following principal specifications:
- An edition of artifacts shall be created, to be distributed freely.
- Artifacts shall commit an arrangement of recordings.
- Participants shall proclaim their own specifications, to enrich the ASCII specification body.
- Attire shall always be elegant.
...Participants shall consummate their edition with a 10-minute reverie during the ASCII event...
Consequently, a/v escapades, both live and pre-recorded, begin at 7:30 p.m.
More information: http://www.archeospiritist.com
Friday, December 14, 2012
Silk-screen print on 90 lb Stonehenge paper, pictured here cropped to 7.5"x9". The size of each print slightly varies in between 9.5"x9.5" and 10"x10".
Edition of 4.
Printed in conjunction with LAKE ODESSA, a sound installation / mix CD exhibition at CAM Raleigh, January 2012.
Originally designed with by Cole Pierce, based on a collage by Able Parris and typography by Paul Soulellis.
Friday, November 16, 2012
LAKE ODESSA (2012) audio multiple, silk-screen print on 90lb cotton paper,
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Don’t Owe Me - Pavla & Noura
Moonshine - Retina.It
Holder breaks it down - The Killing
Laroche - Lukid
Lineage (Sun Glitters Mix) - Shigeto
Bela Bartok - Fresh Air Interview
Shaker Mind - Cole Pierce
Closed - Com Truise
Cloud 10 - Kendrick Lamar
January Love (yus Remix) - Newtimers
GHOST - Nikita Quasim
End - Frank Ocean
Born to Die (Remix) Lana del Rey - Clams Casino
False Eyes - Jeremiah Jae
Rebirth is Necessary - J Dilla
待機 - Macintosh Plus
Se Pixelo el Vinito - Super Guachin Goooo - DFRNT
Gov’nor - JJ Doom
Terrorist - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Trumpet Sketch - Cole Pierce
FOURYEARS - Sures
Irène Jacob in Othello
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
NUMBERS.FM set 6.13.12
2012 Preakness Stakes
Margaruita - Gerald Clark & His Caribbean Serenaders
I’ll have another at Belmont Park
On the Beach - Phil Cohran
Hichki - Dhodhe Khan
Usher Interview Sample
Ex the Extrax - Gerren Grand
An Old Escape (Kill Them Kill) Dabrye remix - Illum Sphere
2012 Kentucky Derby
Blow My High (Members Only) C.P.edit - Kendrick Lamar
Its a good thing - Beale Street Shriekers
First Falls - James Murray
Bicycles, Football, Volley And Other Sports in a Public Park, With Birds All Around - Andrea
Ferraris & Matteo Uggeri
Usher Interview Sample
I Will - Elephant & Castle
Diamond Ring (Deele Flip) - Mathewdavid
Sacrilegious - Schoolboy Q
Fifth Ave - Gold Panda
Rained the Whole Time (Nicholas Jaar Mix) - Shlohmo
3 year old recites Litany by Billy Collins
1.6 Una Inexplicable Exitació- Raül Fuentes
Je Voudrais Tant Que Tu Comprennes - Marie Laforet
Speechless (Kelpe Remix) - Soosh
Monkrato - Global Goon
Pocahontas - Jonwayne
Stand Up Lazarus (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix) - Bruce Haack
4. Ohm Sweet Om - Clearlight
Raphael Hythloday - Gabo Gulbenkian
Glitch - Disasterpeace
Shadow from Tartarus - Actress
Kafkatrax 2.2 Wolfgang - Voigt
Octagon - Liars
Chwal Sen Jak Mare Nan Poto Michilene Forestal, Bois Laborde
'Closer Came The Light' - Konntinent
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
NUMBERS.FM 4.16.12 8:07-10:09pm Central Time
field recordings and crafty ambient
faa tapes sound approach 0:49
Shoals 11:28 Taylor Deupree
Venice Beach Boardwalk 4.28.12 20:44 Cole Pierce
I Will 4:20 Elephant & Castle
Caroline bor⁄ale 5:11 Jerome Joy
Ice Bow 7:11 Steve Roden & Machinefabriek
04.l2rd 7:24 Asmus Tietchens
MURIEL (bouncé) 20:20
Meroo Lake Pt. 1 5:18 Seaworthy & Matt Rosner
Cosmos: A Personal Journey (The Edge Forever) (Moroccan beatnik treatment) 2:54 Carl Sagan
Urban Sax Part II 9:11 Urban Sax
Sunflower Tk2 1:20 Cole Pierce
Clay cameras 8:57 Keith de Mendonca
animate structures #4 (marin headlands) 15:10 John Grzinich
Radiator Peace 5:46 billy gomberg + offthesky
guy rapping 0:43
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A one-night-only exhibition at Floor Length and Tux
Opening Saturday, April 14th, from 7PM - 10PM
FLAT 12 will feature new work from Cole Pierce, Angela Lopez, and Stephen Nyktas, alongside resident FLAT artists Catie Olson and EC Brown.
COLE PIERCE will create a floor of enamel-encoated floppy disks.
Cole Pierce is a Chicago-based artist who makes paintings, video installations, and audio multiples. He received an MFA in Art Theory & Practice from Northwestern University, his recent exhibition at Hinge Gallery was favorably reviewed in Modern Painters magazine, and currently has work in Born Digital at CAM Raleigh.
ANGELA LOPEZ will present a stop-animation video alongside watercolor/collages depicting the fluid relationships between humans and other species.
Angela Lopez studied painting at the Kansas City art institute. Her paintings use the exploration of alternating power struggles between humans and nature as a way to express gloomy ominous and desperate emotions. Her artwork has been featured in exhibitions at H&R Block ArtSpace, The Dolphin Gallery, in Kansas City MO, as well as Buenos Aires Argentina at Proyecto’ ace Studios and the Beasley gallery in Arizona. She premiered her first solo show, “On the Upside,” at the Urban Culture Project Space in 2009. In 2010 she curated her second exhibition “Community+Loneliness” at the Paragraph Gallery with Urban Culture Project in Kansas City Mo. Angela lives and works in her hometown of Chicago.
STEPHEN NYKTAS will create an installation consisting of found radios from different eras.
Steve Nyktas (MFA, Northwestern University, 2007) is a Chicago-based artist whose work is preoccupied by opportunities to better understand the normal world by seeing places that were never meant to be seen and to look at things as they are not meant to be; to observe a version of the everyday which exists just beneath consciousness. His work has been exhibited at Dorsky Gallery (New York, NY), Gallery Four (Baltimore, MD), Rowland Contemporary Gallery (Chicago, IL), The 22nd International Festival Sarajevo (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina), and he is a member of the Danny Think Tank artist collective.
CATIE OLSON will present a hand-cranked automaton of a Band-Aid punching a pillow.
Catie Olson is an artist and filmmaker who organizes the Spiderbug short-film series (http://www.spiderbug.org). She is ½ of Floor Length and Tux.
EC BROWN will present paintings of wooden capsules containing imaginary film stills with choice male actors of the 60s-70′s as terse mallard-carvers.
EC Brown is a painter and exhibition organizer who co-directed the COMA exhibition space from 2006-2008 (http://www.occidentalmuseum.org), and organizes the ASCII exhibition series (http://www.archeospiritist.com). He is ½ of Floor Length and Tux.
About the FLAT series:
Catie Olson and EC Brown have conducted Floor Length and Tux exhibitions from their home since February 2009. These single-evening events are the result of an extended relationship with small selections of artists.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A single-evening exposition and offering of audio multiples
Thursday, April 5
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Back room of The California Clipper
1002 N. California Ave.
Jon Bollo, Stephanie Burke, EC Brown, Chris Hefner, Andrea Jablonski, George Larson, Bruce Neal, Catie Olson, Cole Pierce, Christopher Smith, Ralph Syverson, Brian Wadford.
ASCII (Archeospiritist Study and Consortion Initiative, Illinois) is an event where participants are entrusted to uphold the following 3 core specifications:
1. An edition of artifacts shall be created, to be distributed freely.
2. Editions must involve recorded audio.
3. Attire shall always be elegant.
In addition, participants are entreated to observe a prompt (in lieu of an articulated curatorial theme) from Caroline Picard, which is a writing inspired by Marion Laval-Jeantet’s “May the Horse Live in Me” (http://www.archeospiritist.com/docs/carolinePicard__ascii3-Prompt.pdf) as well as her video selection (http://youtu.be/yx_E4DUWXbE).
Furthermore, recommended specifications are made available to the participants, as well as participant-sourced specification extensions. Information at http://www.archeospiritist.com.
Event guests are not subject to specifications nor sanctions, but elegant apparel is always enjoyed by all.
ASCII is a specification platform designed to elevate our personal, mundane rituals of audio data trafficking to a dedicated craft and an etiquette.
Photos from ASCII 1: http://www.archeospiritist.com/archives/1.php
Photos from ASCII 2: http://www.archeospiritist.com/archives/2.php
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Piano Clockworks 18:17 Cole Pierce
Rise 12:00 *AR
Halfslaap 16:58 Machinefabriek
peeling tape 2:00 Cole Pierce
High & Low 3:51 Ezekiel Honig
The Other Side of Backwater 5:12 Ryan York
Goddess Eyes 3:25 Julia Holter
Part One 16:58 B. Fleischmann
Foggy Dew 6:10 Two Banks of Four
Reblazhenstva 7:40 Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer
Bicycles, Football, Volley And Other Sports In A Public Park, With Birds All Around 6:56Andrea Ferraris & Matteo Uggeri
Ice and Halo 7:44 Cinchel
FAA Boner :09
recorder glitch 0:52