The Amalgams (x, y, z) is a series of silent video loops created by using digital 3D scans of paper and foam structures. These three-dimensional models are shuffled and layered through real time video processes, using older analog technologies like colorizers and oscillators, as they shift between low and high resolution aesthetics. The representations open up a dialogue about time and the evolution of technological tools, as the ambiguity of forms become elusive, doubling back on themselves or commingling with other forms.
Darrin Martin was born in New York and is currently based in San Francisco. Through video, sculpture, and print-based installations, his works engage the synesthetic qualities of perception. Concerned with what is gained and lost in the process of translation as mediated by both old and new technologies and influenced by his own experiences with hearing loss, his current projects consider notions of accessibility through the use of tactility, sonic analogies, and audio descriptions. His videos have screened internationally at festivals and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY); Pacific Film Archive (CA), Impakt Festival (Netherlands), and European Media Art Festival (Germany). His installations have exhibited at venues including The Kitchen (NY), University of Toronto (Canada), and Grand Central Art Center (CA). In 2015, he held solo exhibitions at Aggregate Space Gallery (CA), Art Space on Main (CA), and Art & Design Gallery (KS).
Martin received his art degrees with an emphasis on video and sculpture from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design (BFA) and University of California, San Diego (MFA). He has held artist residencies at Cite Internationale des Arts, Eyebeam, Experimental Television Center, and Signal Culture. Martin also occasionally curates video screenings. Most recently, an exhibition of works by 18 artists for Vanity Projects in New York City and Parsons Hall Project Space in Holyoke, MA titled “Tooth and Nail.” He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at University of California, Davis.
More on Darrin Martin can be found at https://darrinmartin.myportfolio.com.
"BODY" OF WORK
OCTOBER 11 - NOVEMBER 10
A study in the pleasure of looking and the politics of desire.
Jessica Buie is a photographer currently living and working San Diego, CA. Studying representations of gender and the body in contemporary image-culture, Buie is interested in reevaluating the genre of portraiture through a queering of the relationship between artist, subject, and viewer. Using the camera as an extension of the body, she documents acts of intimacy in search of visually defining iconographies of desire. Her images act as subversive fabrications of advertising and editorial photography, positioning the viewer in a place where the simple act of looking is inherently queer. Buie has a forthcoming solo show at Welcome to Jr. High! in Los Angeles, CA in January 2018.
More on Jessica Buie can be found at http://www.jessicabuie.com.