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Ethan Turpin, Video Feedback: Pixel Behaviors, 2010, Sight-specific installation, Kala Studio, Berkeley, CA 2010, Courtesy the Artist

Ethan Turpin, Video Feedback: Pixel Behaviors, 2010,
Sight-specific installation, Kala Studio, Berkeley, CA 2010, Courtesy the Artist

Bloom Projects: Ethan Turpin, Video Feedback:
Pixel Behaviors

Opening Reception: October 20, 6:30 – 8 pm

Pointing a live video camera at it’s own projection gives what is known as a “video feedback loop”. The camera reads the screen and then projects the image, in a repeating vortex. By carefully adjusting the angles and standard controls on a mid-1990’s-era video camera, Ethan Turpin isolates the self-sustaining patterns. The real-time animation can move from patterns resembling pantheistic design to microorganisms expanded to a human scale, evoking the uncanny feeling that life has emerged from within the system. Participants can move in the space between the camera and projection screen surface, integrating into the abstracted image.

Santa Barbara-based artist Ethan Turpin received his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, MO.  He has been awarded the Visions For a New California Award (2010) and the William T. Colville Memorial Grant (2006). Turpin has recently shown at the California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside; 18th Street Arts, Santa Monica, CA; and Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA.

Special thanks to: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, NY; Casa Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA; Eric Chirnside, Santa Barbara, CA; The James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco, CA; Jensen Audio Visual, Santa Barbara, CA; Santa Barbara Independent, CA; Santa Barbara News-Press, CA; and Wayne McCall & Associates, Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Alexander Bogdanov, Memories of the Neva (St. Petersburg, Russia), 2011, Frozen river, hot tea, conversations, recollections, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the Artist

Alexander Bogdanov, Memories of the Neva
(St. Petersburg, Russia), 2011, Frozen river, hot tea,
conversations, recollections, Dimensions variable,
Courtesy the Artist

Call For Entries 2012: Alexander Bogdanov, Samantha Fretwell, Jae Hee Lee, Ilia Ovechkin, and Rimas Simaitis

Opening Reception: October 20, 6:30 – 8 pm

CAF showcases five stand-outs from the tri-counties in our annual Call For Entries (CFE) group exhibition, an opportunity that invited the artists to present newly commissioned work in the galleries.

Applicants were selected in Fall 2011 by a panel of distinguished jurors made up of artists and art professionals currently working in the visual arts field including: Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; John Spiak, Director/Chief Curator of the California State University, Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA; Shane Tolbert, past CFE artist, Houston, TX; and Geoff Tuck, independent art writer, Los Angeles, CA.

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