James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions Answered by Tim Tate

Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends his interviews with his list of Top 10 Questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same 10 questions to gain insight into their personalities and work!
Our series continues with Tim Tate whose work you can see in our Still Moving show.

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1. What is your favorite word?
“Mixed-media” (ok, I hyphenated it….call it artistic license). For years I believed that my work had to be primarily if not totally in glass. Releasing myself from that boundary allowed me to truly grow into my own as an artist……relying on materials that truly worked with my concept. I stopped calling myself a glass artist and started being called an artist.

2. What is your least favorite word?
I don’t hate words, just the people who use them to foster intolerance in the world.

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Inside me I still possess a child’s sense of wonder. If my work touches even just a little on this surreal happy place in my head, then to me I have succeeded with my piece.

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
When something is constructed badly, even if conceptually tight, I can no longer enjoy it.

5. What sound or noise do you love?
I love the sound of wind chimes on my own second floor deck over looking the huge park outside my house, and also love hearing a thunderstorm from the same deck and watching it approach from the north for miles before it hits. Both these sounds totally ground me.

6.   What sound or noise do you hate?
I hate the sound of an alarm clock….it reminds of when I worked for other people.

7.   What is your favorite curse word?
Fuck…..I say go with the classics. So multi-purposed!

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would have a food truck called The Pied Piper which would feature savory and sweet pies in 2 sizes. My specialties would be rhubarb custard pie, fennel/tarragon chicken pot pie, and peach/blackberry pie with basil whipped cream.

9.   What profession would you not like to do?
Anything that puts me into an office cubicle.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Hurry inside! I just installed another of your piece in the new Hallelujah Gallery. I just cannot get enough of your work!

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You can see more pictures of Tim Tate’s work on our website or stop by the gallery to check it out. Still Moving runs through September 2.

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CEG’s Promo Video for Michael Kenna: New Work Exhibition

Here is a short behind the scenes video of Michael Kenna: New Work installation and the subsequent opening reception. Speckle, sand, paint, and repeat! Installing an exhibition might not be the most glamorous job, but seeing people’s faces in awe of Michael’s work makes it all worth it in the end. Kenna’s work will be on view through September 2.

Chat Room Episode 15: Industry – Jennifer Murray

Catherine Edelman and Jennifer Murray discuss the mission of Filter Photo and the importance of quality portfolio reviews and workshops.

Chat Room is a web series featuring Catherine Edelman in discussion with curators, artists and industry professionals. Catherine will talk about artists, trends, the politics of the business and offer the public an inside view about what goes on in the gallery and museum worlds. The public is encouraged to email the gallery with questions that they would like answered. Email questions to info@edelmangallery.com. Any and all topics are welcome.

New episodes are released biweekly on Saturdays; subscribe to the podcast through iTunes and PodBean or watch the videos on Vimeo and our website!

James Lipton’s Top 10 Questions answered by Kasumi

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Have you watched Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton? In this popular TV show, James Lipton interviews legendary guests. He ends his interviews with his list of Top 10 Questions. Over the years, CEG has asked our artists these same 10 questions to gain insight into their personalities and work!
We continue the series with Kasumi, one of the artists in our Still Moving show.

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1. What is your favorite word?
For sheer sound quality: shchakamechaka (a Japanese word that means crazy mixed up). Conceptually: love. Other favorites are ausgezeignet (German for outstanding), sashimi and pandiculate.

2. What is your least favorite word?
Hypocrisy and the lazy, shallow text acronym lol.

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Music, reading, THC, science, my brain, meditation, conversation, politics, food, making art, looking at art, film….come to think of it, there’s not much that doesn’t inspire me.

4. What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Moments like when my car door handle broke off and the toilet overflowed on the same day.

5. What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of my son’s voice, particularly when laughing.

6.   What sound or noise do you hate?
A high-pitched, whining grating one – a cross between a gas-powered leaf blower and the braying of Donald J. Trump.

7.   What is your favorite curse word?
Kusomajime (Japanese for serious as shit) and when used as an adjective, fucking.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
A rapper-shaman, inventor of the orgasmatron. Or a theoretical physicist.

9.   What profession would you not like to do?
Administrative accountant for a sanitation facility.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
She would say “Congratulations! Your proposal has been accepted!”

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The General in His Labyrinth, 2016

You can see more images and videos of Kasumi’s work on our website.

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Highlights from Michael Kenna: New Work and Still Moving Opening

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the gallery last night for Michael Kenna and Still Moving Opening reception. We had a great turnout and a lot of fun. Michael Kenna was here signing his new book, Forms of Japan, and Kevin O. Mooney from the Still Moving show was in attendance as well. kenna_stillmoving03

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Still Moving Opening Reception

We are excited to present our first invitational video exhibition, Still Moving, which examines the use of photographic images in the creation of video art. Works by Jan Kaesbach, Kasumi, Jonna Kina, Guillaume Martial, Kevin O. Mooney, and Tim Tate will be featured.

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 8
5:00 – 7:30

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Jan Kaesbach (b. 1989, Essen, Germany) creates portraits of tradespeople that resemble contemporary August Sander’s photographs. The artist makes videos that appear static, yet upon closer examination, an eye twitches, a flame flickers or a hand tremors. Each “moving portrait” is made by seamlessly looping 3500 still images, which are then played back at standard film speed. The videos last between 3-4 minutes, creating a tension between the sitter and the artist, as each subject attempts to remain still. These are quiet pieces that allow an intimate interaction with the viewer.

Kasumi is an internationally recognized artist who produces a visual language of gestures by using still images and film clips from long-forgotten motion pictures. The General in his Labyrinth is a video inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’ novel of the same name. Both the book and the video depict a man enslaved by the mirrored walls of his own likeness. In Kasumi’s video triptych, a man turns back and forth looking at the viewer, only to see his face appear before him within the confines of the reflective frame. Shown on an endless loop, the video mesmerizes, creating a rhythm associated with the writings of Márquez.

Jonna Kina (b. 1984, Lappeenranta, Finland) is a multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video and text. Her video piece, Secret Words and Related Stories, is a collection of anonymous passwords and the stories behind them, read by young actors between the ages of 12-16 years old. Each actor stands in front of a red backdrop and reads from a single sheet of paper, narrating personal confessions, childhood memories and clichéd rationalities. These are thoughtful, humorous, and emotional stories about a chosen word that often discloses personal information, which is the antithesis of its purpose.

Guillaume Martial (b. 1985, Caen, France) presents Le Modulor, a grid of nine photographs accompanied by a video. In the photographs and video, we see the artist in a gymnasium interacting with three modules (blue, red and yellow). A modulor was an architectural measurement invented in 1945 by Le Corbusier that provides maximum comfort in the relationship between man and his living space. The artist tackles this concept by playing and interacting with three distinct shapes. The result is a surreal and comical piece about his relationship with architecture.

Kevin O. Mooney (b. 1957, Salt Lake City, UT) has been a photographer for more than 40 years, working in the commercial, advertising and fine art worlds. He recently turned the camera inward, photographing himself numerous times a day for a full year. The result is 365247, a video comprised of more than 250,000 still images. Presented on a flat panel monitor, twelve videos play simultaneously, each representing a month in the life of the artist. We watch the artist turn off an alarm clock, brush his teeth, go to work, shop, take medicine, shovel snow, along with all the other things that happen within a year. The result is a fast paced 40-minute video about the passage of time.

Tim Tate (b. 1960, Washington, D.C.) has gained a large following for his glass and vitrine works that often incorporate video. In his recent series, Opulent Protector, a group of highly ornamental and colorful acrylic frames surround a watchful, blinking human eye. Diagnosed decades ago with a terminal illness, Tate sought comfort imagining his favorite aunt watching over him and keeping him healthy. The protector pieces offer all of us comfort, as we imagine our own loved ones watching over us, keeping us safe from illness and loss.

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Still Moving: An Invitational Video Exhibition
July 8 – September 2, 2016
Please visit our website to see all of the images in the show.

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