Gray Area Artist Salon 2020.2

On Wednesday, November 25, join our livestream to learn how artists are exploring social critique through art and creative media at Gray Area.

Artists from our 2020.2 Incubator cohort will share their projects in development with you through online presentations, and we invite you to join with your questions and feedback. Topics include mandala-mediated cityscapes, audiovisual collaborations, and algorithmic simulations of the natural world.

Incubator Artists Presenting:
Ayse Demir
Brandon Eversole
Ryan Smith
Stephen Standridge
Steven Piasecki
Suyash Joshi

Learn more about our Incubator members here.

Please note that we are currently accepting applications for our 2021.1 Incubator, which begins January 2021. Learn more and apply here.

Image credit from left to right: Steve Pi, Bathing (Ryan Smith & Emma Jackson) and Brandon Eversole.
Design by Tywen Kelly.

Artists

Ayse Demir

Born and raised in Turkey; Ayse is San Francisco based, multidisciplinary advanced analytics and data visualization professional with a passion of seeing and creating beautiful things. In all aspects of life, she loves working with complexity; while finding clarity, truth and balance in it. Outside of data and design world, she's a certified yoga teacher working to bring more strength, gentleness and awareness to her communities. Her interest and curiosity in variety of areas help her build meaningful connections and understand the world as it is.

Brandon Eversole

Brandon Eversole is a visual artist that enjoys collaborating with musicians and filmmakers. He's currently making interactive installations that use video cubism and spatial augmented reality to sculpt movement through time and is an incubator artist with Gray Area based in San Francisco.

Ryan Smith

A long time touring musician with the band Caribou, Ryan also produces futuristic techno music under the moniker Taraval, makes modular ambient music in the live electronic duo Bathing, and has a long running collaboration with Jeremy Greenspan of the Junior Boys, both producing experimental electronic music and running the label Geej. He produced a collaborative performance of a 1973 graphics score by avant-garde composer Frank McCarty called Tactus Tempus, a controlled improvisational process for 9 audio visual performers live at Gray Area. He is an expert level user of Ableton and Max For Live, VCV Rack (virtual modular synthesis environment), numerous hardware instruments and an accomplished guitar player.

Stephen Standridge

Exploring interaction systems through digital art, Stephen utilizes techniques such as procedural generation, projection mapping,  and physical computing to create interactive installations exploring dimensionality and perception. In the Experiential Space Research Lab, he will further his artistic explorations into the subtle and fundamental dialogue between environment and mind.

Steven Piasecki

Steve Piasecki is a bay area artist working in photography and video. His influences and inspirations come from dreams, visions, somatic experiences, and nature. His photography has been published internationally. Born in Iowa, Steve studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a BFA in photography and computer graphics in 1992. He has lived and worked in San Francisco since 1993. His photography work focuses on the enchanting beauty of flowers, the role of insects, and images from dreams. With those sources as a basis, he creates mandalas for meditation and to contemplate how the world is reflected and revealed all around us.

Suyash Joshi

Suyash Joshi is a Creative Technologist, STEAM Evangelist and performing artist based out of San Francisco. He enjoys creating STEAM projects and teaching young students about the same using Magic and Juggling. He brings extensive background in software engineering, ux design and is also a certified raspberry pi instructor. Suyash also organizes several meetup communities in the SF Bay Area for Mobile Developers, Creative Technologists and Interaction Designers.




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