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Collective

By Carlos Pacheco on Mar 13, 2014

Carlos Pacheco, graduate student in Photography + Integrated Media at Ohio University, will exhibit his work titled Collective at the Ohio University. The exhibition is a new media installation that invites the viewer to witness the formation of a single, collective memory. Pacheco makes books and videos using images made from live webcams overlooking culturally significant locations around the world, like Times Square, Dealey Plaza, and Abbey Road. This narrative investigates our use of photography in an increasingly digital and interconnected world, at the same time bridging the gap between the seemingly unrelated events that unfold at these sites. The show opens Tuesday March 11th and closes March 14th with a reception Friday March 14th from 6pm – 8pm. Can’t be there in-person? View the live stream at carlosrenepacheco.com Carlos Pacheco is an artist and photographer from...

Black Bodies

By Jacob Koestler on Feb 24, 2014

Over the last two years, I have been working on a collection of videos and photographs called Black Bodies. Since the work has culminated in several different installations, CREATE_space has supplied a variety of tools ranging from field recorders, video cameras and projectors. This equipment is imperative in every step, as each finished piece is comprised of multiple digital and analog processes, distortions and re-recordings. Recently, I was able to show five new photographs and videos at this year’s Image OHIO at the Shot Tower Gallery in Columbus, OH. The annual exhibition is hosted by ROY G BIV Gallery, also in Columbus. CREATE_space’s short-throw projector allowed for a full-wall sized viewing of Black Body (single-channel video projection, 7m 19s,...

Body Heat // Temporary Marks: testing the thermographic

By Daniel King on Feb 24, 2014

In preparation for an artist residency project, I spent an afternoon experimenting with a Thermographic camera array in order to wrap my head around just how it translates visual elements like light, form, and movement. I discovered an opportunity to bring forth the visual marks of the heat signatures all around us. Laying a heated body upon any cool surface will leave a temporary heat signature which dissipates over time. These heat signatures are invisible to our human eye – but are used by industrial commerce, intelligence, and military entities to register the positions and movements of heated bodies through the landscape. I’m interested in applying this super human vision toward a consideration of the infrastructure of the highway and human movement through landscape.

The Eyes

By Hannah Cameron on Feb 20, 2014

In my most recent work, I arrange seemingly disparate objects and materials hoping to inspire a psychological reaction in the viewer. With the use of photography I am able to curate exactly how the viewer is to look at these objects. The white back ground in my photographs serves an informative purpose; it is clinical, clean and straight forward, presenting the subject with no outside distraction. Using the Create Space technology, I am able to make a drastic shift in scale. These images were printed at 18 x 24.”

The Heights

By Kyle Kresge on Feb 11, 2014

“The Heights” which is on Cleveland’s east side, is a project of exploration into the ramifications of the subprime mortgage crisis from 2008 that is still prevalent within the community. I am interested in the remnants that are left behind from the undoing of economic standing of families living within the Cleveland Heights area. Understanding the relationship of building structures from one neighborhood to another depicts the demographic of each neighborhood in regards to the greater understanding of Cleveland Heights.

110

By Ian Campbell on Jan 16, 2014

This series is part of my ongoing investigation of photographic abstraction. The impetus for this project occurred while I was scanning a bunch of negatives I had shot with a cheap plastic “Instamatic” camera. At the end of each roll of Instamatic 110 film there is a registration hole—a circular punch that serves some function (don’t ask me what) in the development process. The flatbed scanner translates this puncture into a perfectly black circle. This striking formal element contrasts the amorphous, psychedelic color fields created by accidents of light and chemistry on these remnants of film. I chose to treat these “non-images” as found objects of a sort. They certainly resemble something astronomical or cosmological: black holes or black planets, telescopic or microscopic views. These mundane relics may have sublime aspirations which belie their humble origins. The entire series...

Sanctum

By Mateo Galvano on Dec 11, 2013

As part of my research and studio practice that is in turn informed by my participation in gallery exhibitions, I’m working on a series of large mixed media collages that are comprised of digital photographs layered with drawings and paintings on translucent plastic vellum. Some of the works are displayed on the gallery wall, while some are pressed under stacks of glass on the floor, and others employ a combination of these strategies in one work. Silk, hair, and three dimensional objects are sometimes included. The abstract, gestural, painterly and drawn marks partially obscure and merge with the landscape photographs to create a hybrid combination of painting and photography. I’m also experimenting with projections of still and moving landscape images upon the collages to create multi-media assemblages. Entitled Sanctum, the series refers to the idea of the inner life,...

Dancing with Fire

By on Nov 27, 2013

This is an ongoing project collaborating with photographers and dancers and involving myself as the painter. The video link below is one step in the process of creating a performance that will lead to painting on a 12 ft x 8 ft canvas. The process consists of initially collaborating with the dancers by having them improv performance that is to be filmed by myself. They are dancing to music I have composed. Ultimately the footage with be projected onto the canvas and I will paint as a 4th performer as the other 3 performers dance through the projection.

Obstructed

By Carlos Pacheco on Nov 25, 2013

Obstructed is a series of live abstractions recorded from live webcams in which various environmental factors and the camera’s own mechanisms disrupt the camera’s function as a tool that aids in global voyeurism. http://www.carlosrenepacheco.com/obstructed.html  

Homecoming

By Kyle Kresge on Nov 20, 2013

“Homecoming” is a body of work that deals with my response to visiting my hometown after a nine-year absence. “Homecoming” furthers my understanding of the cultural and economic demographic of my childhood of lower middle class suburbia. Photographing locations where I played as a child evokes memories which helps contextualize my understanding of self within society and of where I came from.

Haptic Surfaces

By Daniel King on Oct 10, 2013

The dirty work of transferring the material into the digital is recorded on the many surfaces we touch. In this series I’ve been turning table top bed scanners, from various locations, into cameras. By turning this technological device designed to record surfaces into a recorder of space, I’m interested in exploring the ways in which our notions of photography can be expanded to include others ways in which traces of the world can be recorded. Each image in this series is created with a different scanner, in its native ecosystem. The table, lights, partnering devices and room architecture can all play a part within the finished image. Final print sizes range from 32″x40″ up to 43″x56″ Many of these images were printed with the support of the Ohio University Create_Space.      ...

Corrupted

By Carlos Pacheco on Sep 4, 2013

Corrupted, is a series of distorted photo albums. With the advent of digital technology came a de-materialization not only of ourselves but of the photographic medium. The photo album, which in the past was exclusively a physical object shared among friends and family, has been mostly replaced by virtual means of sharing through social media and online photo-streams. The physical albums in this series, all specifically purchased through online auction sites are relics of a pre-virtual era filtered through this digital realm. Obtaining these memories no longer requires physical human interaction; they are obtained anonymously under the guise of a screen name. There is no physical transaction, no physical monies traded for these objects. A few clicks of a mouse and these objects are sent and received not unlike digital files via the internet. . In their final state, these new...

Yoidles! Productions American Since 1980

By Broooks WEnzel on May 23, 2013

Yoidles! Productions American Since 1980 consisted of a multimedia retailvironment-ish. Yoidles! Productions was my MFA Thesis exhibition which was made possible by the equipment and facilities of the @lab. I used the blue room to create the images for my show cards. The large format printer allowed me to create photo quality banners to logo-up the gallery, as well as print brilliant photos for the wall. Nathan, personally, assisted in the development of an Android application to accompany the show (see my other post). I furnished my crayon sales representative with the Xoom tablet from the @lab (loaded with Square Register) so that actual transactions would be possible. The Jambox and ipod with bluetooth allowed me to indiscreetly play a repetitive sound track to my show. I was able to hide the Jambox above the lighting grid because it was small and created plenty of sound, while i...

Self-Help Sardines

By Hannah Cameron on Feb 20, 2013

I am a sculptor who works with clay and mixed media to portray bizarre narratives in which partial figures, both animal and human, act as surrogates for human emotions, relationships and psychological states. I am particularly inspired by Surrealist black and white photography and by fiction, both in film and literature. I draw inspiration from the narratives of dreams, because they often deal with human wants and desires as well as vulnerabilities, fears and frustrations. I have a great interest in sleep, as it is a time and space for susceptibility as well as for fantasy and great imagination. I have recently become interested in photography and incorporating photography into my work. The first piece I worked on at the Create Space was Self-Help Sardines, 2013. I created a ceramic shark jaw, which was then photographed and printed out at the same scale. I use photography in this...

Blandwich

By Nathan Prouty on Nov 8, 2012

I was invited to submit work to an anthology of artist’s interpretations of the Sandwich, to be published in 2013 by StarGods Press, an independent publisher based out of Toronto, Canada. My medium of choice is ceramics, but I have also been working in digital printmaking and screenprinting. For this project, I wanted to use the aesthetics of traditional 2-D cell animation. After creating a sandwich form out of clay, I photographed it with a model. The final print will be two layers – the photograph of the model holding the sandwich that has been desaturated of all color, laying underneath an acetate layer of just the sandwich and cord. This acetate layer will be printed in color. I am exploring many ideas in the studio, but for this project I am interested in the idea of ‘overlaying’ vibrant, lively information over a base layer of blandness. This project will...