Unfortunately the artist for our first exhibit, Jonathan Womack, has had to cancel his exhibit due to a family emergency.
But we’re happy and honored to announce that the artist team, SIGNALS, will be exhibiting 3 night of projected art in his place.
Nicolas Sassoon; Vancouver BC Canada
Rick Silva; Eugene, Oregon
SIGNALS is a collaborative project by artists Nicolas Sassoon (Vancouver, BC) and Rick Silva (Eugene, OR) focusing on immersive audio-visual renderings of altered seascapes.
Rick Silva was born in 1977 in Brazil and lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he is an Associate Professor of Art & Technology at the University of Oregon.
Nicolas Sassoon is an artist based in Vancouver BC Canada that makes use of early computer imaging techniques to render visions of architectures, landscapes and natural forces.
Sassoon and Silva share an ongoing theme in their individual practices; the depiction of wilderness and natural forms through computer imaging. Created by merging their respective fields of visual research, SIGNALS features oceanic panoramas inhabited by unnatural substances and enigmatic structures. The project draws from sources such as oceanographic surveys, climate studies and science-fiction to create 3D generated video works and installations that reflect on contamination, mutation and future ecologies.
For Let There Be Light, SIGNALS is presenting a series of five simulated seascapes projected at a monumental scale.
Each animation features an ocean view set at a different time of day, where the water surface has been infused with an artificial substance, both reminiscent of contamination (oil spills) and natural occurrences (bioluminescence). The animations operate as seamless loops, giving the impression of looking at an environment rather than a video work.
The project re-examines components of the landscape such as scale, immersiveness and duration to create an open-ended experience: evoking the presence and impact of the Pacific Ocean in Seattle and inviting the viewer to contemplate on their relationship with this natural setting that is so vital to the past, present and future of the Pacific Northwest .