Woodblock prints fresh off the offset press

Cassandra Hooper, of Croton on Hudson, NY, joined us for an artist residency over the week of November 14th focusing on works of print media. An professor in printmaking and art of the book at SUNY Purchase, Cassandra’s practice involves watching the world carefully, recording flashes and near misses that express the ever-present tug-of-war between public and private self, individual and society, human and nature. She makes images that aim to simultaneously reveal a crucial moment of defenselessness while admitting the impossibility of denying our own fragility. Her pictures depict a space of time laden and reflexive, playing with the tension between the emotional landscape and the slow unraveling of the narrative. These dramas play out in scenes constructed of the detritus of suburban female experience—the awkwardly defiant posture of a child, the outcast chair, overgrown gardens, domestic spaces of bygone eras, drawing on experience of performing rituals of vulnerability as a child, a mother, and the nebulous space between those roles.

Over the course of her residency Cassandra focused on a series of laser etched wood block prints and a series of photo polymer plate prints. IEA Co-Director Joseph Scheer and Aodi Liang worked extensively with Cassandra with all of the various processes in translating Cassandra’s photo compositions from digital files to physical prints through use of the Epilog laser cutter, WLS polymer plate maker, Takach etching press, and the Stienmesse and Stolberg flatbed offset press. A large series of work was produced in multiple editions for future shows and exhibitions.

Below are images from Cassandra’s residency:

IEA Co-Director Joseph Scheer and IEA artist Cassandra Hooper viewing work from Cassandra's portfolio

IEA Co-Director Joseph Scheer and IEA artist Cassandra Hooper viewing work from Cassandra's portfolio

Joseph and Cassandra viewing work from Cassandra's portfolio

Joseph and Cassandra viewing work from Cassandra's portfolio

Joseph demonstrating techniques for using the Stienmesse and Stolberg Flatbed Offset Press

Joseph demonstrating techniques for using the Stienmesse and Stolberg Flatbed Offset Press

Cassandra and Joseph printing with the offset press

Cassandra and Joseph printing with the offset press

Woodblock prints fresh off the offset press

Woodblock prints fresh off the offset press

Cassandra signing her work

Cassandra signing her work

Cassandra laying out polymer plate prints with Aodi Liang

Cassandra laying out polymer plate prints with Aodi Liang

Woodcut print

Woodcut print

Woodcut print

Woodcut print

Polymer Plate Print

Polymer Plate Print

Polymer Plate Print

Polymer Plate Print

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On Friday, December 9th at, 7:00 pm IEA artist in Residence Inhye Lee will be giving a talk with space physicist Hyomin Kim, PhD, in conjunction with the exhibition, Unseen Forces, at the SOHO20 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition sees Lee and Kim collaborating on work involving the impact of what is now called “space weather” on the human life and technology, which will be the primary focus of their talk.

If you are in the area make a point to attend the talk or see the exhibition. Unseen Forces will be on display from now until December 18th.

The Institute for Electronic Arts (IEA) is currently accepting applications for one week, New York State artist residencies for Visual Arts projects.

Applications for these opportunities are due by January 4th, 2017.

For more information and to apply please visit our Apply page

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The Bret Llewellyn Gallery is proud to announce a new exhibition by Binghamton artist Brian Murphy, who participated in an IEA residency in March of 2016. This exhibition features multi-channel projections, hand modified cathode ray tube televisions, books and anaglyph 3D video that explores ecstatic possession and the fabrication of conflict using video, archival film, sound, artist books and new media processes.

Brian is an artist living and working in upstate New York. He is the co-founder and director of Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image and his work has been exhibited at the Western New York Book Arts Center in Buffalo, the Gagosian Gallery in New York and at the Visual Studies Workshop Rochester.

The exhibition is on view from October 27 through November 17. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The gallery is located in room 312 of the Engineering Technology Building. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, 10/27 at 6 p.m. – Room 312 SET Building.

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Early One Morning, a solo exhibition by IEA artist Roberley Bell will be opening on September 9th, 2016, at the BT&C Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Early One Morning will include both sculpture and photographic work by Bell, who is best known for her sculptural and installation work that creates a dialogue between our interior and exterior worlds, as well as nature and its synthetic likeness. Included in the show are print works Bell produced during her residency in June, 2016, of her documentation of towels hung out to dry in various locations in Istanbul, Turkey; a common sight on the city’s streets which Bell uses almost as a color study of an otherwise mundane city color pallet.

Early One Morning runs from September 9th to October 22nd, with an opening event on September 9th from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

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The Institute for Electronic Arts is currently accepting applications for one week, New York State artist residencies for Electronic Media and Film projects.

Applications for this opportunity are due by August 19th, 2016.

For more information and to apply please go to our Application page.

Kyle recording with a wearable that would vibrate based on frequency imput

Kyle Marler, a member of the artist collective FLATSITTER out of Buffalo, NY, joined us over the week of June 27th for an artist residency in our time media program. Kyle is the artistic director of FLATSITTER, an interdisciplinary collaboration that incorporates video, software programming, performance and installation. FLATSITTER’s artistic works nurture a perception of society, community and environment as interlocking parts of a creative experience and are exhibited in an array of formats, such as ephemeral web collections, live performances, site-specific installations, and live virtual reality experiences utilizing the Oculus Rift. FLATSITTER has exhibited work in the 2015 and 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Everson Museum of Art, and Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, among other venues.

During his time at the IEA, Kyle split his time between recording and processing new sound work and continuing research on Oculus Rift projects. On the sound end of his project, Kyle produced sound pieces with his guitar and amps and the Doupfer and layered these recordings back onto themselves to create deeply layered audio works. With the Oculus Rift, Kyle spent time in the video studio corking with our equipment to process new recordings and offered us a chance to try out a VR meditation piece he brought with him. A piece affecting nearly all of the senses, this meditation tracks the viewer’s head movements and changes the image and sound to reflect what direction the viewer is looking at in the piece.

Below are some images from Kyle’s residency.

Kyle recording with a wearable that would vibrate based on frequency imput

Kyle recording with a wearable that would vibrate based on frequency imput

EIA Grad Jess Earle experiencing one of Kyle's Oculus Rift meditations

EIA Grad Jess Earle experiencing one of Kyle's Oculus Rift meditations

EIA Grad Jess Earle experiencing one of Kyle's Oculus Rift meditations

EIA Grad Jess Earle experiencing one of Kyle's Oculus Rift meditations

Kyle adding a nasal dimension to his Oculus Rift meditation with some smoked sage leaf

Kyle adding a nasal dimension to his Oculus Rift meditation with some smoked sage leaf

Experimenting with layout for prints and books

The IEA welcomed Joan Logue of New York, NY, for a week long residency focused on Video Portrait series. Joan, who essentially created the concept of video portraits in 1971, has traveled worldwide creating video portraits of individuals of all walks of life that have been displayed in installations, what she calls video portrait galleries, nationally and internationally. Joan subjects have included John Cage, Joan Mitchell, Noam Chompsky, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, to name a few.

For her residency, Joan focused on translating her video portraits into printed form. To be displayed along with her video work and for sale as artist prints, Joan selected stills from her video portrait archives and laid them out in a format to show the progression of time in a static form. There are plans in the future to create an artist’s book based off of this print series.

Below are images from Joan’s residency:

Joan Logue (left) conversing with IEA Co-Director Peer Bode

Joan Logue (left) conversing with IEA Co-Director Peer Bode

Selecting images from video portraits

Selecting images from video portraits

Experimenting with layout for prints and books

Experimenting with layout for prints and books

John Cage Video Portrait

John Cage Video Portrait

Nam Jun Paik Video Portrait

Nam Jun Paik Video Portrait

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Roberley Bell, of Batavia, NY, took part in an artist residency at the IEA over the week of June, 13th, 2016. Roberley, a sculptor by trade, has held over twenty single-person exhibitions of her work nationally and internationally and has taken part in just as many fellowships and residencies. Currently reaching at the School of Photography at RIT, Roberley’s work has centered on the production of sculpture and site specific public projects, exploring the natural world both in abstracting from, and in borrowing, to reveal hyper-realized fantastical landscapes.

Roberley’s project at the IEA marked a step out of her comfort zone into the realm of digital print and book making. Still Visible, a project that began with her Fulbright living in Istanbul and revisiting the site in 2015, acts as a continuation of Visible From the Corner of My Eye in which Roberley photographed historical trees throughout Istanbul, small piece of nature in an otherwise very urbanized setting. Still Visible saw Roberley returning to Istanbul to rephotograph these trees in light of the 2013 Gezi park demonstrations, using only her memory, photographs, and help from people on the street to find these locations once more. The locations of these trees were noted and overlayed onto maps of Istanbul along with her annotations of finding these trees again. Several digital prints were made of these journeys on a variety of paper with the assistance of NYSCC professor of printmaking Kathrine Vajda and a book of maps and Roberley’s handwritten overlays was put together for the Wanderlust exhibition taking place at the University of Buffalo Fine Arts Gallery in 2017.

Below are images from Roberley’s residency:

Roberley (right) and Kathrine Vajda printing out transparent overlays for Roberley's writings

Roberley (right) and Kathrine Vajda printing out transparent overlays for Roberley's writings

Discussing layout

Discussing layout

Cropping book covers

Cropping book covers

Istanbul Tree print

Istanbul Tree print

Istanbul Tree print

Istanbul Tree print

Istanbul Tree print

Istanbul Tree print

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Brooklyn, NY, artist Eto Otitigbe took part as an artist in residence over the week of June 2th, 2016. Eto, polymedia artist whose practice includes sculpture, performance, and installation, seeks to investigate issues of race, technology, politics, and human interaction. Earning an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute (2012) and participating in the Bronx Museum’s AIM Residency program and biennial in 2013, Eto’s art can be experienced as type of a creative protest, a cultural artifact, or a radical sculptural environment.

Over the course of his residency Eto explored many different printing techniques available in our studios. Eto primarily focused on a set of etched aluminum plates he prepared ahead of his residency to print with on our presses, inking them as one would a steel plate and printing these on a variety of papers. Polymer plates produced with our platemaker were also made from photos taken of a series of photo taken and edited in the studio during his week. Add to these a series of 60″ digital prints to sum up a very productive week spanning all levels of our facilities.

Below are images from Eto’s time at the IEA:

Preparing Aluminum Plate for printing

Preparing Aluminum Plate for printing

Inking up a Polymer Plate

Inking up a Polymer Plate

Eto (right) discussing printing techniques with NYSCC print tech Tim Pauszek

Eto (right) discussing printing techniques with NYSCC print tech Tim Pauszek

Multicolor Aluminum Plate Print

Multicolor Aluminum Plate Print

Multicolor Aluminum Plate Print

Multicolor Aluminum Plate Print

Digital Print

Digital Print

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