Saturday, March 29, 2008

Websites that GET IT.

1708 is planning a homepage redesign. Here are some places that might provide some reference for trends on the Web. You probably already know how useful resources like Google, Youtube, and Wikipedia can be. Here are more online resources, with very short blurb descriptions.. Great content in each link as well.
great blogging and networking site.

for all your photo organizing needs.

video sharing done the right way.

an amazing art historical archive of sounds, words, and visions.

amazingly visionary presentations.

more fantastic talks.

I only wish that more radio was as good as these shows. Lots of great neuroscience over the last few seasons.

a wonderful geeky small scale (4 main writers) group blog. Quirky, often politically-engaged fun.

brilliant curating of art -related links.

this final group has connections to the majority of the other links in this list. For example look at the licenses on TED, or the options for how you can license your pics on Flickr.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

3D Multiples

3D Multiples: The Object of Production

March 7 - 29, 2008

Come to the special Closing Event March 28th, 6-10 pm

Meet the exhibiting artists and members of Command Print: Southern Graphics Council Conference (being held in Richmond this week)

Friday, March 21, 2008

Kathleen Crabill: Undergraduate Forum Nominee

I am a serious hand puppeteer.

"Out and About With Pete"
I made this piece so that I could take my fish, Pete, with me on day trips. He often gets bored and lonely sitting in his tank all day. When I come home he always swims around excitedly. He really enjoyed going to school with me.
This piece was a device to protect and house seeds. I feel that seeds are symbolic of potential and new life. They are so beautiful, vulnerable and valuable that I felt the need to build them a home in which to live until they are ready to sprout.

"Fungus Drawing"

This piece is an exploration of drawing in three dimensions. I use blown glass tubes to create drawings on the wall that seem to hover above the surface. I am inspired by fungus and growth.

Kathleen Crabill is an undergraduate artist at Virginia Commonwealth University, in the Department of Craft and Material Studies.

Online social networking for artists

I mentioned this site last night during the meeting.

Here's my page. I still need to add pics and videos....but you can see the general idea.

I think that 1708 should join,.(It's free.) We should get involved, put out calls....especially for InLight, and scout artists that we could even invite specific artists that we find here to send proposals. Scouting expeditions in a sense.

Take a look around and tell me what you think.

Monday, March 17, 2008

You Were There, I Think ...

3D Multiples: The Object of Production

March 7 - 29, 2008

... With a special Closing Event March 28th, 6-10 pm

Come out and meet the exhibiting artists and the many folks connected to the Command Print: Southern Graphics Council Conference (being held in Richmond that week) ...

The first event was the opening on March 3rd - a slightly rainy evening but the gallery had many many folks that came out to see this eclectic mix of art and artists who's works speak of the manufacturing process within their art practices ...

Jack Risley's biomorphic forms were especially intriguing ... and they seemed to come toward you with a need for keeping things clean & tidy ...

photo by Nicole Brewer

And Matt King's Cart Corrals were a great example of the art-piece in multiples and equally interesting from the front of the gallery right up to the pieces themselves ...

photo by Nicole Brewer

... Both of these series of multiples realize inovative approaches with the use of the CNC Router ...


Please send your photos of the 3D Multiple exhibit to Jessi Moore, 1708Gallery Exhibiton Coordinator @ we would love to see what you saw!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

3D Multiples: The Object of Production

March 7 - 29th

In conjunction with Command Print: The Southern Graphics Council Conference hosted by the VCU Department of Painting and Printmaking

Command Print Reception (open to the public): MARCH 28, 2008, 6-10 PM

Cart Corrals by Matt King

Six artists –Hope Ginsburg, Brian Goeltzenleuchter, Akiko Jackson, Sue Johnson, Matt King, Jack Risley - were chosen to exhibit in this show that speaks of the printing process within a 3D world. This manufacturing of the art object references many of the early minimalists such as Dan Flavin and later object-makers such as Felix Gonzalez-Torres and even Dada - Duchamp's use of ready-mades as in his Twelve Hundred Coal Bags piece. This exhibit presents the art object in multiples, in the light of mass production, hand made; and opens the dialog of the relationship of printed material to a repetitive process within object making while adding some fun "flavors" for the visual mix.

3D Multiples Press Release - CLICK TO OPEN

Friday, March 14, 2008

James Dean Erickson - Undergraduate Forum Nominee

"My work brings forth the weathered faces of poverty. The inconsistencies of a homeless man's life and the fragility of my materials (cardboard), are overshadowed by an enduring friendship and spiritual connection I share with whom I paint. Surrendering my artistic talent to the portrayal of the needy enables me to contribute to the restoration of their lost and broken dignity.""Putting a name and a face to the disadvantaged moves people closer to the unsettling levels of homelessness found within our affluent community. The extensive color palate and immense scale represents the complexity and value of each individual. My work does not offer an end to poverty. These portraits rest in the possibility that viewers might personally acknowledge these invisible citizens with compassion that moves beyond flipping a coin to a beggar."

James Dean Erickson is an undergraduate art student at the University of Virginia.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Rafiya Naim: Undergraduate Forum Nominee

"By separating lips from all connection to the body, I exploited the images, forcing viewers to focus on this sensual and suggestive body part. The abstract qualities take this idea of lips to a whole other level. The grotesque, multitude number and seedy lighting of images adds yet another influence to the viewers’ perception of the piece. "

The photograph below was taken by Rafiya Naim in Pakistan shortly after the riots that followed the assassination of Benazir Bhutto:

"I am a princess. You are a princess. All girls are.
With girls and myself growing up under the influence of Disney Princess’s, how can one think anything else? Aurora, Jasmine, Belle and Ariel, floating amongst fluffy white clouds and sparkly jewels, are princess’s young girls emulate, dress up and want to be. Transcending and surpassing their status as fictional children story characters; they have risen to a global iconic presence. Their presence has been and will continue impacting generations of girls to come."

Rafiya Naim is an undergraduate art student at the University of Richmond and will be graduating this year.