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NATURE OF SPIRIT
Opening May 22, 2015
May 22 - June 12, 2015
Brandon Gellis is a new media artist creating multi-dimensional discussions of sexuality and the intersection of art and technology. A native of Los Angeles, Brandon is completing his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Denver, where he is a graduate fellow in the Emergent Digital Practices program. Brandon uses new media technologies – data, sensor and audience driven explorations, creative coding, and interactive installation spaces – to investigate the interplay of language, sexual identity and biological politics in dialogue with biomimetic creative practices.
His newest series, ‘Nature of Spirit’ interweaves scientific principles of biomimicry, sexual politics, and the empowerment of sub- and counter-cultural communities. Analogizing biological swarm patterns, ‘Nature of Spirit’ seeks to explore the culture-at-larges’ influences on gay male communities, discussing notions of sexual equitability, dominance and submission, social roles, and notions of modern families.
Brandon recently returned from an invited art-scientist appointment at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (Museum of Natural History, Berlin) where he helped advance knowledge of evolutionary and biological sciences through interactive exhibits and Web based resources. Brandon has recently presented work and papers at a number of international electronic art and media reform conferences.
Opening June 19, 2015
June 19 - July 10, 2015
Over the past five years Omaitz has explored site-specific installation. The installations built encompass three-dimensional landscapes frozen in the midst of a chaotic event. This “event” is reminiscent of a landscape that has been caught in a fictitious disaster. By incorporating drawing and painting with objects and found materials, this ignites play between the structure of the gallery and the theatrics of the painterly gesture and their united associations. This sense of theater is a formal extension of the shadows cast by gallery lights, the configuration of the wall, ceiling, and the intrinsic architectural nature of the given space.
Jennifer Omaitz lives in Kent, OH and works in Kent and Cleveland. She holds an MFA in painting from Kent State University and a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland; Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver; and Kent State University, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland.
Her work was featured at the 2010 Biennial of the Americas in Denver. Omaitz is a part-time faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Kent State University, and the University of Akron. She is represented by 1point618 Gallery, Cleveland.