land harps (artist talk)

landharps_instruments

I will be giving an artist talk about my recent project Land Harps on Thursday, November 13th at 7pm. I would like to invite you to attend if you are interested in hearing more about the project and its process. It would be good timing as well since the Rochester Art Center is free on Thursdays. The exhibition is on view now through December 7th, 2014.

The Land Harps project revolves around sculptures that enable the landscape to create sound compositions. Originating from pictorial ideas cultivated in drawings and paintings, the project has always been simultaneously thought of as an installation as well as an instrument. Secured to a sturdy form in the landscape, the walnut body of the instrument is outfitted with tuning machines and an internal piezo contact microphone. Piano wire is strung from the body of the instrument and secured to the bottom of a creek bed where the current of the water vibrates the strings at different pitches depending on the line tension, speed of the water and if anything happens to come in contact with the wires. As recordings progress, the current of the creek gradually alters the tuning of the instrument, producing subtle variations in tone and results in an overall composition. The resulting work is a contemplation within the constant flux of landscape, a study of its pacing and intervals.

Opening reception: Friday, October 17 | 7 – 9 pm
Artist talk: Thursday, November 13 | 7 pm

Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 282-8629
info@rochesterartcenter.org

http://www.rochesterartcenter.org/exhibition/david-andree/

land harps (exhibition)

landharps

You are cordially invited to the exhibition of my recent project – Land Harps. The exhibition at the Rochester Art Center will be on view from October 17 – December 7th, 2014.

The Land Harps project revolves around sculptures that enable the landscape to create sound compositions. Originating from pictorial ideas cultivated in drawings and paintings, the project has always been simultaneously thought of as an installation as well as an instrument. Secured to a sturdy form in the landscape, the walnut body of the instrument is outfitted with tuning machines and an internal piezo contact microphone. Piano wire is strung from the body of the instrument and secured to the bottom of a creek bed where the current of the water vibrates the strings at different pitches depending on the line tension, speed of the water and if anything happens to come in contact with the wires. As recordings progress, the current of the creek gradually alters the tuning of the instrument, producing subtle variations in tone and results in an overall composition. The resulting work is a contemplation within the constant flux of landscape, a study of its pacing and intervals.

Opening reception: Friday, October 17 | 7 – 9 pm
Artist talk: Thursday, November 13 | 7 pm

Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 282-8629
info@rochesterartcenter.org

http://www.rochesterartcenter.org/exhibition/david-andree/

mia drawing project, 7/31

mia

i will be orchestrating a collaborative drawing project at the minneapolis institute of art on 7/31 from 6-9pm. you are invited to participate, as the event is open to the public as part of their “the artist is in” series.

During the event, participants will be encouraged to explore various approaches to perceptually-based drawing, ranging from gesturally-based strategies, experimental mark-making, and other various approaches to the materials. Drawings will be made on semi-transparent media which will enable participants to layer their drawings with other visitor’s explorations. As drawings accumulate from the evening, the works will then be superimposed to create new compositional structures. Images of the resulting layered drawings will be posted online throughout the evening.

http://new.artsmia.org/event/david-andree-ǀ-the-artist-is-in/

http://artsmia.org/

emulsion manipulation

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emulsion manipulation 02

emulsion manipulation 03

emulsion manipulation 04

emulsion manipulation 05

images from recent photographic manipulations investigating various processes to lift the emulsion in order to decay and transform them by rearranging their elements organically. during the process of exploring the techniques, cody yantis asked me to work on artwork for a collaborative 7″ lathe cut and dvd release. in turn, the above images originated from stills in the dvd which were then manipulated and rephotographed.

more information on the release and ordering information can be found at fet-press.com

Saguache – Permadepth/Sky Island
7″ Lathe Cut & DVD
fet006
April 15th,2014

spring 2014 course offerings

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i’ll be teaching two courses that are open to the public this spring at the minneapolis college of art and design through continuing education, one of which is an original exploratory drawing course i have developed titled drawing possibilities. registration opens on 1/6/14 and there is an early registration discount before 1/20/14. Scholarships that cover 97% of the cost of class are available at http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/scholarships.

drawing possibilities
http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/fine-arts/drawing-possibilities-spring-2014

This course is designed to explore varied perspectives on the act of drawing including experimental approaches to mark-making, material explorations, idea generation, and layering complex pictorial combinations. Class time will be shared between lectures, demonstrations, individual investigation time, and collaborative efforts. Drawing Possibilities is designed to be complementary to last year’s experimental drawing class Drawing as Process. There are no prerequisites, so anyone is welcome who is interested in expanding their definitions of what drawing can be, as well as finding new insight into ideas for their own creative work.

botanical drawing
http://mcad.edu/continuing-education/fine-arts/botanical-drawing-spring-2014

This class provides an introduction to the splendor of historical and contemporary botanical drawing. Students will use a variety of media such as graphite, colored pencils, and watercolor to create their own series of illustrations. This class will also address the basic techniques used to capture both the detail and the beautiful and mysterious qualities of the botanical world. Class sessions will include presentations, demonstrations, and on-location drawing at the Como Conservatory in Saint Paul.