Reception: Saturday, June 20, 6 – 9 pm 8 pm: Video works by new media artist Erik Sanner 6-9pm: Music by DJ Tangency
Isaiah King’s current work pursues an ongoing study of the human form in all its complex emotive facets. By employing intaglio, lithography, screen-printing, relief-printing and painting, Isaiah applies diverse and aggressive mark making to his figure studies. His fascination with the human form is both external and internal; references to bone and muscle structure are integrated with the more sensual and emotional appeal of the external human form.
By including variable edition prints as well as actual woodcut and intaglio zinc plates, Multiples will display Isaiah’s figure studies in a context that references the process of printmaking itself.
Aside from printmaking Isaiah is an active graphic designer whose current initiatives include the development of Agitproject, an online gallery for social issues-based works with a manifesto to advance the presence of socially relevant information exchange in our public environments. Isaiah’s printmaking work was most recently exhibited at The Savant Project in Boston and his social justice posters have been shown in California as part of Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex curated by The Center for the Study of Political Graphics.
Erik Sanner uses new media to create what he calls “moving paintings” – installations in which dynamic video is projected onto prepared surfaces such as oil paintings. Each of his moving paintings is constantly changing, providing the viewer with a unique experience every time it is viewed.
Over the past decade, his work has been exhibited in a number of solo, collaborative and group exhibitions in New York and Tokyo. He maintains a blog called “paintings that move” (http://eriksanner.blogspot.com) where he shares many of the creative processes often hidden in the artist’s studio. He was recently awarded a Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant for his public art project “How to Enjoy Traffic Cones,” which will include traffic cone viewing tours and collaborative art making by artists and non-artists alike.
Sanner’s goal in all his work is to expand the definition of painting by utilizing technology.
To view past projects or his blog chronicling ongoing works in progress, please visit www.eriksanner.com.