East Bay

Ryan & Trevor Oakes

New Work by Ryan & Trevor Oakes

Location

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley
116 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley CA 94720
United States
37° 52' 11.5716" N, 122° 15' 18.7092" W

Presented by the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley

Brothers and collaborators, Ryan and Trevor Oakes create detailed drawings which mimic both the details and the shape of human vision. Using a system of their own invention, the Oakes twins employ split focus and a curved easel to render illusionistic space in three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface. Sculptures in cardboard and early matchstick studies further articulate the artists' conception of light rays as they intersect with the human eye to create images of space and volume. 

Project info: 

September 12-October 6, 2012 

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Reception: Wednesday, September 12, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Photo credit: Tim Seltzer

Ryan & Trevor Oakes

live and work in New York, NY

Colorado-born visual artists and twin brothers, Ryan and Trevor Oakes, have been engaged in a conversation about the nuances of vision since they were children. They explored their mutual fascination with vision throughout grade school and during college at Cooper Union's School of Art in New York City. Since graduating they've continued their dialogue through a body of jointly built art pieces that address human vision, light, perception, and the experience of space and depth in the particular way they have come to understand it.

Artist website: 
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September 12-October 6, 2012

Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley

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Manifest.AR

Manifest.AR @ ZERO1

Location

Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
United States
37° 20' 21.7896" N, 121° 53' 41.8416" W

Commissioned by the Samek Gallery at Bucknell University for the ZERO1 Biennial and presented in collaboration with ZERO1

The collective proposes to establish an onsite installation for exhibition at the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial with parallel components at the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University in Lewisburg Pennsylvania. Titled “Manifest.AR @ ZERO1,” the group will draw on collective art practices centered around mobile augmented reality apps that aggregate and map a series of works re-imagining and reinterpreting the high-tech corporate campuses and products of Silicon Valley. Performative and site-specific works will be created around the cities of San Jose, San Francisco and Lewisburg.

Project info: 

This augmented reality project is presented as an extended part of the exhibition Seeking Silicon Valley at the ZERO1 Garage. Viewing instructions will be posted when the project is live at the ZERO1 Biennial.

Manifest.AR

International Artists’ Collective

Manifest.AR is an international artists’ collective working with emergent forms of augmented reality as interventionist public art. The group sees this medium as a way of transforming public space and institutions by installing virtual objects, which respond to and overlay the configuration of located physical meaning. Utilizing this technology as artwork is an entirely new proposition and explores all that we know and experience as the mixture of the real and the hyper-real.

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September 12-December 8, 2012

Silicon Valley

Public Art project. On display night and day.

Nicholas de Monchaux

The Museum and the Virtual City

Location

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Woo Hon Fai Hall
2625 Durant Avenue #2250 Berkeley, CA 94720-2250
United States
37° 52' 5.4696" N, 122° 15' 22.3956" W

Presented by UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

How does twenty-first-century technology dissolve and expand such a quintessentially nineteenth-century institution as the educational museum? How can the architectural traditions of ordering knowledge in the museum expand and refine our models for knowledge in the virtual world? Nicholas de Monchaux examines these and other questions in a live, online lecture and discussion, drawing on the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive's strategic planning process, as well as on his own work on new forms of digital urbanism. De Monchaux is assistant professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UC Berkeley and chair of the BAM/PFA Academic Advisory Committee.

Online interactive presentation
Live webcast here!

Project info: 

September 13, 2012
3:00 p.m.
Online interactive talk
Details TBA

Nicholas de Monchaux

Nicholas de Monchaux is an architect who works at the urban intersection of ecology and infrastructure. The author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo (MIT Press, 2011), an Architectural history of the Apollo 11 Extra-vehicular garment, he is currently Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UC Berkeley. His work on the ecological design of vacant publically-owned land has been exhibited at the Biennial of the Americas, and SFMOMA, and will be featured in the US Pavillion of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.

Artist website: 
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September 13, 2012

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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ATC: UC Berkeley's Center for New Media

Location

United States
37° 52' 28.9596" N, 122° 15' 30.1968" W
Lecture: Ryan and Trevor Oakes

September 17, 2012

ATC: UC Berkeley's Center for New Media

ATC: The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, UC Berkeley's Center for New Media
Berkeley's ATC lecture series is an internationally known forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about technology and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history, from a critical perspective.

Lecture: Ryan and Trevor Oakes
Monday, September 17, 2012 7:30 PM
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
Co-presented by the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium, Berkeley Center for New Media and UCB Department of Art Practice

Brothers and collaborators, Ryan and Trevor Oakes create detailed drawings which mimic both the details and the shape of human vision. Using a system of their own invention, the Oakes twins employ split focus and a curved easel to render illusionistic space in three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface. Sculptures in cardboard and early matchstick studies further articulate the artists' conception of light rays as they intersect with the human eye to create images of space and volume. 

Ryan and Trevor Oakes received BFAs from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2004. The New York-based artists have had solo exhibitions at CUE Art Foundation, New York, and the Spertus Museum, Chicago. The artists have had residencies at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, Palazzo Strozzi Museum, Florence, Italy, and the Field Museum, Chicago.

 

Lecture: Ryan and Trevor Oakes Monday
September 17, 2012 7:30 PM
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

Co-presented by the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium, Berkeley Center
for New Media and UCB Department of Art Practice

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