* on demand
For On Demand, I emailed friends and acquaintances requesting that they provide me with ideas for sculpture. The work on view is the outcome of the various conversations conducted between myself and a selected audience.
Of course, there are limitations to what can actually be achieved when making work in this way…variables like time, questions of scale, materials, budget, space, methods, and my facility and/or interest in making a work at a particular moment of creation all become forces that determine output.
In addition to these aforementioned matters is a larger study of a specific medium of exchange. An empty room plays support, while soft space (read “virtual”) takes the lead. It becomes the currency by which value is exchanged. The sculptures shared with the public ultimately serve as symbols of the transient and highly unpredictable nature of value as it relates to desire.
A two week show at Flex Space
Opening Reception: Friday, August 23, 2013, 7-10 pm
Exhibition: August 23 – September 7, 2013
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 1-5 pm or by appointment
* commons market
a one night clandestine group show held inside 1/2 price books on north lamar in austin, tx. the show took place on monday, october 8th from 7-9pm and included works by adreon henry, jen bradley, and sean ripple.
* Drag Coefficient
Stephanie Bonham, Daniel Hipolito, TJ Hunt, and Sean Ripple.
A one day group show of work generated/performed/prepared for the inside a moving car.
Come out to see/hear the works pass by your stationary position on Sunday August 26th between the hours of 10am-2pm.
Route 1 (Sean’s Route) Begins @ 10am
- 613 Maiden Ln to Long Voyage (21 min)
- Long Voyage to 1245 August Dr. (9 min)
- 1245 August Dr. to 750 Brentwood (12 min)
- 750 Brentwood to first stop of Daniel’s route (18 min)
Route 2 (Daniel’s Route) Begins @ 11am
Take North Loop to Ave F to Koenig to Woodrow to North Loop as many times as an hour allows.
Route 3 (Stephanie’s Route) Begins @ 12pm
12:00 Hat Creek Burger (5400 Burnet)
12:10 Thundercloud Subs (5401 Burnet)
12:20 Church’s Chicken (6425 Burnet)
12:30 Hill-Berts Burgers (7211 Burnet)
12:40 Sonic Drive-In (7708 Burnet)
12:50 Taco Cabana (8620 Burnet)
Route 4 (TJ’s Route) Begins @ 1pm
Documentation of works will be archived at:
* Hyperlocal Sundial
New artwork left in the shadow of a street sign every Tuesday for an entire year.
* Relational Transgressions
One-liners, exaggerations, sculpture, performance, audio, concealment, video, Jay-Z, photos, frozen food, .25 cents, found notes, Oppenheimer, understatement, gummy worms, mirror, Rear Window, management theory, neuroticism, iPhone, future of an illusion, serious offenses, JW Cartwright, cognitive distortions, flickr, fake street scene installation, email addresses, belts, cds, minimization, etc…
A two week show at Flex Space.
Opening Reception – Friday, December 2nd 8-10 pm.
For a full view of the show, you’ll need login info… email me if interested.
* Links to Photos of Recent Shows
* Tagging @ Wurhaus on 5/21
* …Might Be Good Artist’s Space
I was invited to contribute to …Might Be Good’s Artist’s Space for Issue #168.
* Between Jobs – Solo Show @ Laguna Gloria’s Gatehouse Gallery (4/8/11 through 5/11/11)
The opportunity to exhibit in Laguna Gloria’s Gatehouse Gallery came about last minute due to an unexpected break in the gallery’s exhibition schedule. With little time to put together a show of previously realized work and because I have the luxury of working onsite as a member of The Art School staff, I decided to work on an installation that will change throughout the course of the exhibition, using the breaks between tasks associated with my job to create.
For the first stage of the installation, I decided to attempt to paint (or is it collage?) an abstract composition in 3D space. With this stage, I am attempting to blur and flatten 3D space into something more 2D.
With subsequent stages I may play off this initial stage or possibly start over completely depending on the laws of whim.
Over the course of the four week exhibit, I will photograph the changing nature of the installation and leave 4×6 images for you to look over.
* San Antonio Group Show
*Spring 2011 Class
*Tell Me Something I Don’t Know
On Monday, May 3rd @ 8:30 PM I will be performing at St. Edward’s University’s Ragsdale Center (RM 320)… Come read me things I don’t understand from the textbooks assigned for the classes I’ve taken at St. Edward’s and photograph me in the darkness.
* Art Work - A National Conversation About Art, Labor, and Politics
On Friday January 22nd, Domy Books is hosting a Temporary Services project from 8-10 pm organized by Austin’s Kate Watson. Austin artists were asked to provide a few images of their place of work, along with a brief job description. I lent a few images and words to the project.
*Artificial Scarcity Video Feature on Glasstire
*Teaching Two Classes This Spring
I will be teaching another session of Understanding Contemporary Art and a new class entitled, Studio Space as a Canvas for Austin Museum of Art’s Art School at Laguna Gloria this Spring. If you’d like to enroll in either or both of these classes, please contact me @ email@example.com, and I will assist you.
With the advent of digital cameras and associated mainstream online forums such as flickr and youtube, the modernist impulse to create art for art’s sake has given way to a sort of user-generated white noise, where one’s ability to stream content without restraint merges with another’s unrestrained need to stream content, leaving little room for individual distinction. Like names in a phone book that point to an ocean of individuals who have little relevancy in one’s day to day life, art that is streamed for an online public tends to exist with little context and as result, flounders in a kind of atomized digital anonymity.
Artificial Scarcity is Ripple’s attempt to rescue three years worth of art photography from the digital abyss by pulling a publicity stunt of sorts, highlighting the role that the audience/institution/collector plays in determining the worth of artistic output.
Ripple will exhibit an installation that includes a documentary video of a process-oriented work where he distributes 5×7 prints of all the images from his flickr stream throughout Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Berlin, Los Angeles, and New York and moves all the digital copies of the photos onto disc, puts the discs into a padded mailer, deletes the image files from his flickr account and his hard drive, tosses the padded envelope from the window of a moving car and sets back out to find the padded envelope that contains the discs the last weekend in November.
If the discs are found, you better believe they’re for sale. If they’re not found, the 5×7 prints and a few blog site copies of the images will be all that remain of the work.
Friday, December 4th, 2009 7:00-9:00 PM @ Stella Haus – San Antonio
Saturday, December 12th, 2009 6:00-9:00 PM @ Apama Mackey – Houston
Sunday, December 13th, 2009 6:00 PM-8:00 PM @ Co-Lab – Austin
* Understanding Contemporary Art
Starting October 21st, I will be facilitating a 5 week course for Austin Museum of Art’s Art School at Laguna Gloria entitled Understanding Contemporary Art.
I will make a modest attempt to provide a means of understanding art made within the past 100 years. If you’d like to enroll, please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will assist you.
* Cantanker Magazine
I’ve been asked to function as a guest editor for one third of the upcoming issue of Cantanker Magazine, Future Tense… look for it to come out November 19th 2009.
* How Much Can You Get With 6 Seconds and 4 Weeks?
Saturday August 22nd 2009 @ 7:30 PM
1905 Canterbury Street 78702
“For a metamaterial to achieve negative refraction, its structural array must be smaller than the electromagnetic wavelength being used…”
Ever noticed how educational programs on cable channels such as Discovery or the History Channel rapidly convey loads of complex ideas like the line quoted above so that in no more than an hour’s worth of time, you feel like you’re drowning is some kind of better informed sea of ignorance?
As part of my ongoing Home Installation series, I will be exhibiting a multimedia installation at the home of my friends Elizabeth and James. The work is meant to highlight the volatile nature of information and the mania that results from trying to understand even small bits of highly complex information in a short amount of time.
Feel free to drop by and check it out on opening night… be prepared to sweat a little.
If you can’t make it on opening night, but would still like to take a look, email me (email@example.com), and I will try to arrange a viewing.
* Red Hot Red Dot
I’m contributing a piece to this year’s Red Hot Red Dot