Artist Update: Kate Raudenbush

Kate Raudenbush
2010 and 2012 Civic Arts Artist
2008-2012 Black Rock City Honoraria Artist

If you’re in New York this month, don’t miss the chance to see Kate Raudenbush’s solo gallery show, which includes a debut of new work!

Kate Raudenbush is a sculptor and photographer based in New York, and the recipient of several Black Rock Arts Foundation Civic Arts and Black Rock City art grants. The power of her work lies in its ability to raise awareness of important ethical concerns without compromising beauty and aesthetics.

Kate’s sculptures and installations are embodied reflections on many essential themes and issues, ranging from societal values and power dynamics to ecological concerns. Her aesthetic choices are informed by a multitude of cultural influences, myths, and symbols. Through their intricate, geometric, and dream-like qualities, they instill a sense of awe and wonder in viewers, who are invited to meditate on the nature of transformation and evolution of consciousness.

Kate’s sculptures and installations include the following:

  • Future’s Past: 2012 – 2014 Civic Arts Project, San Francisco, California
  • Duel Nature: 2010 Civic Arts Project, Reno, Nevada, and Black Rock City project 2006
  • Star Seed: Black Rock City  project 2012
  • Braindrop: Black Rock City project 2009
  • Altered State: Black Rock City project 2008

Kate’s SeeMe Gallery Solo Show, “Reflections,” opens on Wednesday, March 4th, which also happens to be during the Armory Arts Week. She will be exhibiting new work, as well as a restoration of Stadium of the Self, originally a sculpture at Black Rock City in 2005.

Stadium of the Self by Kate Raudenbush. Photo courtesy the artist. (C) Kate Raudenbush, 2013.
Stadium of the Self by Kate Raudenbush. Photo courtesy the artist. (C) Kate Raudenbush, 2013.

Reception – Mar. 4, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
See | Exhibition Space
26-19 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, Queens
New York, NY 11101

SeeMe is a design community that is “bringing creativity back to the real world through prints, experiences, and conversation.” Members can share and discover images through SeeMe’s online platform and iPhone app.

You can follow Kate on SeeME here, or learn more about her work at:

www.kateraudenbush.com.

Artist Update: Metamorphosis by Alex Thevenot

Metamorphosis
by Alex Thevenot
2013 Black Rock Arts Foundation Grantee

The Metamorphosis Projects Needs Some Helping Hands!

Alex Thevenot of the Metamorphosis Project are presenting an updated version of this crowd-pleasing, mind-boggling piece at two forthcoming events. They will be at OneSpark in Jacksonville, Florida from April 7-12, 2015, and at the Maker Faire Bay Area May 16-17, 2015. They are looking for two volunteers to help at those events. It will be fun! People love this project and the Metamorphosis team is a friendly and fun team to work with. Lend a hand!

To get in touch with Alex and his team, visit:

www.themetamorphosisproject.com

2013 Global Arts Grantee Metamorphosis at Maker Faire in 2013.
2013 Global Arts Grantee Metamorphosis at Maker Faire in 2013.

Artist Update: Charlie Smith

Love Burns So Good…

Charlie Smith
2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006 Black Rock Arts Foundation Grantee
2003-2005, 2007, 2008, 2011-2014 Burning Man honoraria artist
1998, 2000, 2001, 2001 Additional Burning Man art projects

Charlie Smith, veteran burner, recipient of several Burning Man honoraria grants, producer of numerous projects both on and off the playa, and contributing artist and participant for many Regional events and other festivals, updates us on his latest endeavor to bring the Burning Man spirit of creative engagement into the world.

Based in Atlanta, Charlie Smith and his crew are showcasing four amazing interactive fire sculptures at the Love Burn on Valentines Day weekend. This is the second Love Burn produced in collaboration between Charlie Smith, Glen Grey and Prosperity Angel, and the South Florida Regional Burning Man Network. 2015 will be the event’s first year as an official Regional Burning Man event. (Congratulations, Love Burn!)

Smith sees the exhibition of these large scale interactive art pieces as a continued instigation and reinforcement of creativity in the regional Burning Man arts community in the South East and beyond.

Invitations to the event at historic Virginia Key, Florida are available to the public here.

Mr Nice Guy Hot Mama, one of the proposed works to be featured at Love Burn, 2015. Photo courtesty of Joe Moriarty
Mr Nice Guy Hot Mama, one of the proposed works to be featured at Love Burn, 2015. Photo courtesty of Joe Moriarty

Artist Update: The Pool by Jen Lewin

The Pool
by Jen Lewin
2011 Black Rock Arts Foundation Grantee
2008, 2009, and 2014 Burning Man Honoraria project

Jen Lewin Lights Up Two More Cities!

The inexhaustible Jen Lewin reports The Pool will be touring and exhibiting at the Montreal En Lumiere festival February 19 to March 1, 2015 in Montreal, Canada, and at Canal Convergence February 26 to March 1, in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Yes, those happen at the same time. There are two Pools!)

More chances to play with The Pool are always a treat! Catch them if you can!

Black Rock Arts Foundation Grantee and Burning Man Honoraria project The Pool at SXSW, 2013.
Black Rock Arts Foundation Grantee and Burning Man Honoraria project The Pool at SXSW, 2013.