Follow Up: Speaking Light, Nate Abramowski

This is a very breif follow up to the Speaking Light series in Pittsburgh at Point Park University. It was a wonderful talk and I have to thank Point Park University, Patrick Millard and Christopher Rolinson for making it happen.  It was great to meet new people and see the facilities at Point Park. I didn't get a chance to see as much student work due to some travel complications, but from what I saw on the walls it appears that good things are afoot. Two quick Images from the show...         Patrick Millard & Nate Abramowski photo by Christopher Rolinson     Also, if you're in the area you have to stop by wood street galleries for an amazing show called "WHITE LIGHT/BLACK LIGHT". Fantastic work. From the gallery:    : WHITE LIGHT/BLACK LIGHT

January 28 April 3, 2011 Gallery crawl: January 28, 5:30-9p

Mesmerizing, contemplative, hypnotic and dramatic in its beauty is one way to describe the Icelandic landscape.

It is not coincidental then that these descriptors also apply to the sound-modulated light works by Finnbogi Petursson in the exhibition "White Light-Black Light". As the artist has stated, "I am always trying to capture phenomena such as sound, water, fire, shadow and light and channel them along new grooves, turn them into something other than what they are. These are phenomena that you feel and think about, but never see."

Jan Tichy's multimedia installations also draw upon the ephemeral. The Czech-Israeli artist, now living in Chicago, refers to natural phenomena presented within a digital photographic domain. In Tichy's "Tubes" (2006), a TV monitor 'plays' the white noise of itself while projecting onto a landscape of tubes within a closed environment, yielding an installation that is at once transitory and concrete. With shadow and light assuming equal roles, this sensory environment is hauntingly beautiful and ominous in its measured play.       Absolutely beautiful full body experiences. I was fortunate enough to experience the work. Go if you can. It's a must. I cannot say enough good things about it.     And that's about it. A very brief wrap up indeed. And just a heads up for next week, new work by artist Emily Mansfield working out of Main and getting back in touch with a little classical processing. Good work so stay tuned.     Have a good weekend.