July 28, 2013

a photo a day & reification

I’ve always had a fascination with Gestalt Psychology; one of the prime principles is that the human eye sees objects in their entirety before perceiving their individual parts, suggesting that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. When this principle is applied to a lifetime it means that most people recognize a culmination of instances through significant milestones like graduations, weddings, or the birth of a child. In this series you witness a milestone through the accumulation of seemingly insignificant instances with my rituals.

The photo a day series started as a casual challenge posed to me by a friend on my 29th birthday but the personal significance of it expanded exponentially with every photo taken. As the days went on the images began to shape patterns with my everyday habits. The collection of images suddenly created categories in my mind such as cities, coffee, food, friends, landscapes, animals, and self-portraits. We have the ability to engage in countless physical activities on a daily basis, but with each choice of activity an outline of our personality begins to take shape. In this series you see my rituals over the period of a year.

The pair of photographs entitled Reification 1 and 2 were both taken at the Hagia Sophia, which was built in 537 AD and is a former church, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. Reification 1 captures the marble impressions left by 1,476 years of abdest, which is the Islamic ritual of washing parts of the body using water in preparation for formal prayers. Reification 2 captures the impression left by countless footsteps on the threshold to those prayers in the same amount of years. I chose these photographs because I see the worn marble as a physical representation of the previously mentioned seemingly insignificant instances, once gathered together become greater than the sum of their parts.

Reification is the constructive or generative aspect of perception, by which the experienced percept contains more explicit spatial information than the sensory stimulus on which it is based.

July 28, 2013   2 notes

Thank you everyone for coming out last night. So many fascinating people, I could have talked to everyone all night. These are the times I wish I had a clone or the ability to attend and interact in multiple parallel conversations…. there is never enough time. 

Thank you also to those who could not make it but who sent me encouraging texts and video testimonials to pump me up.

July 19, 2013   2 notes
popupprojects:

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Popup Projects Presents:

Veronica Galveza photo a day

POPUP PROJECTS GALLERY@ Namaste Highland Park5118 York Blvd, Highland Park, 90042

namastehighlandpark.com

OPENING RECEPTION:SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 7 - 9PM | Closing Party - August 10th


popupprojects.tumblr.com  | vivalibre.tumblr.com | herethisisdouglas.com
(showing concurrently with Douglas Walker) 

Image: Veronica Galvez “365 Photographs” (detail) (2012/2013)


About The Artist:


Veronica Galvez was raised in East Los Angeles and has been taking photos since she was 14. From documenting her daily life to photographing her travels in Latin America, Europe, and most recently in Turkey.
Galvez has also been a long time promoter of music shows, guerrilla art shows, and fashion events. She has worked with Hanger 1018, Cannibal Flower, and Create Fixate to name a few. In addition, she is currently recording an E.P. and performing in the Live PA duo, Phantom Power. 

popupprojects:

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Popup Projects Presents:

Veronica Galvez
a photo a day

POPUP PROJECTS GALLERY
@ Namaste Highland Park
5118 York Blvd, Highland Park, 90042

namastehighlandpark.com

OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 7 - 9PM | Closing Party - August 10th

popupprojects.tumblr.com  | vivalibre.tumblr.com | herethisisdouglas.com

(showing concurrently with Douglas Walker) 

Image: Veronica Galvez “365 Photographs” (detail) (2012/2013)

About The Artist:

Veronica Galvez was raised in East Los Angeles and has been taking photos since she was 14. From documenting her daily life to photographing her travels in Latin America, Europe, and most recently in Turkey.

Galvez has also been a long time promoter of music shows, guerrilla art shows, and fashion events. She has worked with Hanger 1018, Cannibal Flower, and Create Fixate to name a few. In addition, she is currently recording an E.P. and performing in the Live PA duo, Phantom Power. 

July 19, 2013   2 notes
popupprojects:

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Popup Projects Presents:
Douglas WalkerSelected Works
POPUP PROJECTS GALLERY@ Namaste Highland Park5118 York Blvd, Highland Park, 90042
namastehighlandpark.com
OPENING RECEPTION:SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 7 - 9PM | Closing Party - August 10th


popupprojects.tumblr.com  | vivalibre.tumblr.com | herethisisdouglas.com
(showing concurrently with Veronica Galvez) 

Image: Douglas Walker “2nd” (2012) - 33.5 x 6.5 x 3.5






About The Artist:

Douglas Walker was born in Pekin, IL in 1982. After graduating with a BFA in 2005 with an emphasis in scultpure and ceramics, playing music brought him out to southern California. Finally, after 3D art had taken a backseat to playing in bands for years, Walker started working at art galleries and installing for art handling companies, presenting the opportunity, energy, and inspiration to create a body of work.
Stepping beyond the mediums he was familiar with in school, Walker now finds the aesthetics of found objects, rusted metal, and weathered wood particularly appealing. He also constructs collages, which is a technique that often makes its way into his sculptures as well.
2011 will see this culmination of this work come together in his first solo show in Los Angeles, titled “Curiosity and Questioning”.
Douglas Walker continues to simultaneously create pieces for each body of work in Los Angeles, CA.
 

popupprojects:

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Popup Projects Presents:

Douglas Walker
Selected Works

POPUP PROJECTS GALLERY
@ Namaste Highland Park
5118 York Blvd, Highland Park, 90042

namastehighlandpark.com

OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, JULY 27th, 7 - 9PM | Closing Party - August 10th

popupprojects.tumblr.com  | vivalibre.tumblr.com | herethisisdouglas.com

(showing concurrently with Veronica Galvez) 

Image: Douglas Walker “2nd” (2012) - 33.5 x 6.5 x 3.5

About The Artist:

Douglas Walker was born in Pekin, IL in 1982. After graduating with a BFA in 2005 with an emphasis in scultpure and ceramics, playing music brought him out to southern California. Finally, after 3D art had taken a backseat to playing in bands for years, Walker started working at art galleries and installing for art handling companies, presenting the opportunity, energy, and inspiration to create a body of work.

Stepping beyond the mediums he was familiar with in school, Walker now finds the aesthetics of found objects, rusted metal, and weathered wood particularly appealing. He also constructs collages, which is a technique that often makes its way into his sculptures as well.

2011 will see this culmination of this work come together in his first solo show in Los Angeles, titled “Curiosity and Questioning”.

Douglas Walker continues to simultaneously create pieces for each body of work in Los Angeles, CA.

 

July 18, 2013

I’ll be showing a collection of photographs entitled “a photo a day” at the end of this month. The photos were taken from 3/10/2012 - 3/10/2013; my 29th birthday to my 30th birthday. I’d LOVE to see you all at the opening.

July 2, 2013

Paisley Bruise, recorder of weekend renegades, a purveyor of dance parties, and a lover of whirlwind escapades. 

"Proof is never definitive, after all one has to begin again with each new person. As a result of beginning over and over again, one get’s in the habit. Soon the speech comes without thinking and the reflex follows; and one day you find yourself taking without really desiring. Believe me, for certain men at least, not taking what one doesn’t desire is the hardest thing in the world." -Albert Camus

June 26, 2013

Dreams:

Last night I rode a giant snail through the Garden of Earthly Delights (this Painting). The snail resembled a friend I haven’t spoken to in a few weeks. When I disembarked, it turned to me and said
"There is nothing more immensely intimate than the space between two people."

When I awoke, I immediately thought of this quote.
”…the unlimited solitude that makes a lifetime of each day, toward a communion with the universe, in a word, space, the invisible space that man can live in nevertheless, and which surrounds him with countless presences.” -Rilke, Lettres

May 22, 2013

Anchors aweigh:

When I asked you to describe the house of your dream of dreams, you said you wouldn’t need one. 
You said you’d prefer to fly everywhere.
Now that you’ve lived the nightmare of your nightmares, 
and the home you had is gone, 
you will swim so far and deep that you pass the horizon.
launching a brazen exploration of new frontiers. 
"When the peaks of our sky come together, my house will have a roof"
-Paul Éluard

March 19, 2013   43 notes

freddiejoachim:

GPOY

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March 18, 2013   454,446 notes

escapekit:

 Chromatic Typewriter Prints

Tyree Callahan has recycled (or upcycled, perhaps) a classic 1937 Underwood typewriter by replacing letters with sponges soaked across the spectrum with bright yellows, reds, blues and combinations thereof.

(via hellogiggles)