MBG Issue #16: January 14, 2004

Issue # 16

January 14, 2004

January 14, 2004

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The Januarists: Shaune Kolber, Jack Shelton, Emily Smith
The Fresh Up Club
January 7 - January 28, 2004

The Fresh Up Club kicks off the new year with one of its strongest shows to date! Featuring the work of Austin artists Shaune Kolber, Jack Shelton and Emily Smith, "The Januarists" plays upon the theme of perception. Whether through Shaune Kolber's photographic critiques of seemingly natural landscapes, Jack Shelton's abstract form shifting between the skeleton of an instrument or the hull of a ship or Emily Smith's conflation of a street scene/theater stage, each work forces us to question our immediate impressions.

Gail Dawson: Loops & Channels
women & their work
January 10 - February 14, 2004

There are many reasons to see Gail Dawson: Loops & Channels. If technique is your thing, you'll enjoy following Dawson's explorations into media as diverse as digital video, drawing, and painting. If current events are your thing, you'll be intrigued by her examination of the complex relationship between media, politics, and the recent turmoil in the Middle East. Or even if you're in it just for the sheer beauty of the thing, you'll enjoy her small oil paintings on panel, which dissect as little as one-second of a digital recording into dozens of separate (and quite lovely) images.


East Meets West: A Conversation with Atteqa AM and Alia Hasan-Khan at
Thursday, January 29, 2004, 7pm

Curator, Atteqa Ali and artist, Alia Hasan-Khan, will discuss their work and issues concerning contemporary art from their native Pakistan. Atteqa Ali is a doctoral student in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin and Alia Hasan-Khan has lived and worked in the U.S. for the past eight years. Hasan-Khan's recent work focuses on global events and their local effects such as fear, nationalism and security. This program is a part of the Arthouse Presents... series.


Totally Psyched Data!!!! Cory Arcangel on the web

We stumbled across a few websites recently and thought we'd share. These sites were created by Brooklyn artist Cory Arcangel, a founding member of the computer programming collective BEIGE. Together, Arcangel and BEIGE pioneered the practice of recycling obsolete 8bit computers and video game systems to make art and music. Each site links to several of the artist's projects, including: I Shot Andy Warhol - reconfiguring the Nintendo game Hogan's Alley to feature Colonel Sanders, the Pope, and Andy Warhol; Super Mario Clouds- the original Nintendo game with all images extracted except for the clouds; and Data Diaries- an online projects where Arcangel tricks his computer into thinking all of the data stored within is a video file.

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