JAMES COKER, ROBERT DRUMMOND, SUSANNA CARLISLE AND BRUCE HAMILTON
Opening reception Saturday, June 19, 5-7pm
Plus ZBCA video artists, coinciding with SITE Santa Fe’s biennial and Currents 2010, a video collective
Zane Bennett Contemporary Art is pleased to announce three separate shows for June/July. The first will continue the showcase of sculpture by Guy Dill from May. The second will exhibit works by French artist Pascal, and the third presents video art from several of ZBCA’s artists, including James Coker, Robert Drummond, and Susanna Carlisle and Bruce Hamilton. The shows open on Saturday, June 19, 2010 and run until Saturday, July 10, 2010. The opening reception is on Saturday, June 19 at the gallery, 435 South Guadalupe Street, from 5:00-7:00 pm.
JAMES COKER was born in Meridian, Mississippi and received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University in 1990 and a Masters of Science from Stanford in 1993. In addition to a specialty in programming language design and implementation, he began formal music studies with several courses in Computer Music and Sound Synthesis. Coker moved to New Mexico in 1998 and soon began writing music software, and working with video art. In the spring of 2003, he released a software program called Numerology, "A modular sequencer designed for real-time improvisation by performing musicians", and in 2004 participated in his first public art exhibition as part of ‘The Domino Effect’ at the Santa Fe Art Institute, displaying two video pieces, ‘The Fisherman’ and ‘Radio Astronomy’.” Coker currently resides in Albuqerque, where his activites include the further development and expansion of Numerology, participation in ensemble-based improvised music performances, and the cinematography, editing and development of custom processing algorithms for a music and video art projects.
SUSANNA CARLISLE studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. After many years designing architectural projects and sculpture, she met new media pioneers Steina and Woody Vasulka and fell down the rabbit hole into video. She has collaborated (and continues to collaborate) with composers Joan La Barbara, David Dunn and Jing Wang, and Rahim Alhaj to create video images for sculpture, installations and performances, choreographers and dancers Mary Anne Santos Newhall, Rulan Tangen, Zuleikha, and others to develop experimental dance videos, and media artist BRUCE HAMILTON to explore video sculpture and immersive interactive environments. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For the past twelve years Susanna has written art and dance criticism for Santa Fe’s monthly arts publication, THE Magazine. Her reviews also have been published in New York Arts.
ROBERT DRUMMOND is a video performance and installation artist formerly based in Los Angeles. Drummond integrates his work with site-specific architecture, sculptural components, and interactive video. Drawing from his experience in film and stage lighting, sound design, material fabrication and video production, he shows work internationally and performs live onstage using real-time video mixing techniques. He has been teaching advanced HD videography, sound, critical film studies, and multimedia exhibition design at New Mexico Highlands University. His installations have opened in London, numerous video festivals in Los Angeles, and national architectural venues such as the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill designed Virginia Beach Convention Center ("Where Land Meets Water" permanent installation 2005), and the Morphosis designed Caltrans Building in Los Angeles ("Nuit" temporary installation 2006).
Zane Bennett will host a special opening reception for this exhibition on Saturday, June 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Coinciding with the reception will be two spectacular events: SITE Santa Fe’s 8th International Biennial, The Dissolve and Currents 2010, a video collective, at El Museo Cultural.
The opening events for SITE’s biennial take place Friday, June 18th – Sunday, June 20th with the first public day on Sunday. SITE’s exhibit will focus on video art and its integration into other media. Please visit www.sitesantafe.org or www.thedissolve.net for more information on the biennial.
Currents 2010 will be opening on Thursday, June 17th and continue for two weeks. The exhibit showcases experimental video art and will focus on incorporating community events and broadening the conversation of video as art. Please visit www.currents2010.com for more information on the Currents show.