2 Shows, 1 Weekend
Saturday, 20 September 2014, 7:50 PM — admin

If you missed What we have lost / What we have gained at the Digital Culture Open House back in may you will have another opportunity to play with this piece at ARTELPHX.  The show is at the Clarendon Hotel, 401 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85013, this weekend, September 26th and 27th from 7-10PM.  There will be a lot of great new media and performance work at this show, including a dance by my friend Julie Akerly.


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Then, my huge (for me) steel sculpture, Standpipe, will be installed at Scottsdale Rd and Oak St Saturday Morning.  It will remain outdoors at that intersection for one year as part of Scottsdale Public Art‘s platFORM series.  (Still putting the finish on!)

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Rolling out one of two
Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 1:58 AM — admin

It’s been quite a process this summer simultaneously working on the two largest public art sculptures I have ever made. R’eyh gets packed up this week will be off to Burning Man. I am so excited to see it out on the playa. Here’s some final documentation of the build process.

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Art Exhibition, Residency, and Grant Resources
Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 1:29 AM — admin

I want to share a list of all the different sites I use to find opportunities for shows, residencies and funding in the arts, hopefully you may also find these useful.  I check up on these once or twice a year whenever I go into “apply yourself” mode.

EXHIBITION CALLS

SEARCHABLE RESIDENCY LISTINGS

GRANTS AND FUNDING

  • http://futuregenerationartprize.org/en  “The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.”
  • http://artadia.org/  “Artadia supports visual artists with unrestricted financial awards and fosters connections to a network of opportunities.”  Limited to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, LA and the SF Bay Area.
  • http://www.creative-capital.org/  “Creative Capital has awarded $29 million to 530 groundbreaking artists nationwide through funding, counsel and career development services. Our Professional Development workshops have empowered an additional 6,500 creative minds to strengthen their careers and enrich their communities.”
  • http://source.nyfa.org/content/search/search.aspx?SA=1  The grand master of opportunity listings.

WRITING HELP

  • http://www.hemingwayapp.com/  Of course, in addition to having a great portfolio, you also need to be able to write well to get accepted into these programs.  I tend to use overly complex sentence structures myself, and have found Hemingway App immensely helpful for editing my prose, particularly for artists statements and work descriptions.  Besides encouraging simplified sentence structures, it also supports a writing style that is more approachable by the general public.
  • So lets send what I just wrote there through Hemingway and see what happens:  Besides having a great portfolio, you also need to be able to write well to get accepted into these programs.  I tend to use complex sentence structures myself, and have found the Hemingway App helpful in editing my artist statements and work descriptions.  It supports a writing style that is more approachable to the general public.  It also encourages simplified sentence structures.

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Untitled
Thursday, 26 June 2014, 6:49 AM — admin

Written sometime in 2008

there is a small place on the small of your back

where the flowers grow

(you can not see me)

and your face and the flowers don’t align

cut along a diagonal tear that rolls lightly out of your squinted red eyes

or is it my eye

lashes crushed and bent against your neck

salt and spittle and snot and drip

and drip and drip and drip

and who knew there were so many lines

around the corners of our mouths

and a hand and a hand

and they touch and depart

and they touch


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Untitled
Thursday, 26 June 2014, 6:45 AM — admin

Written sometime in 2008

The day angels passed me as I struggled through the thick and the white, whispers beating against the ice.  Their orange blaze piercing through the gray; flying in a sharp cut line as half a flock of geese tear North, cut cut cut.  Glory, glory as their gridded flanks passed me by.  Hallelujah.

 


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Some Rings
Sunday, 22 June 2014, 8:10 AM — admin

Been trying to do a little metal work over the summer in my living room studio.  Don’t have things like soldering torches, pickle pots, or flex shafts yet, so these are really “hand” made with cold connections.

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First one is silver and gold, second is silver, copper, and rosewood.


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R’eyh and others
Friday, 13 June 2014, 7:33 PM — admin

Well, it’s been busy over here, though it may not look that way from my blog!  Michael Bernstein and I have been plugging steadily away at our Burning Man Arts Grant project R’eyh for the past two months.  It is a set of doors to knowhere, called R’eyh, placed in the desert between The Man and The Temple.  The structure is mostly done, and I’m working on the electronics now to control the lighting in an interactive way.

 

 

I also just found out last month that I was accepted as one of the platFORM 2014 artists, and will have a new (yet-to-be-made) large metal public  sculpture in Scottsdale, AZ!  It’s going to be a bigger version of one of these Standpipes.

Finally, you may have noticed some downtime on the site.  I switched my hosting and domain company at the end of may, but now everything seems to be back up and running.  Interestingly, this site is now available at matthewmosher.us and matthewmosher.org.  In the migration, I updated wordpress, and now have these fancy new sidebars showing some of my work you can buy on Etsy and other works in progress on Instagram.

Lastly, Julie Akerly and I are plugging away at our new performance residency program, [nueBOX], and have been getting some great support from the friendly folks at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.  More details on that and my other super secret project this fall.


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Every Time I End You
Saturday, 15 March 2014, 10:24 AM — admin

Hey Folks, if you have a chance please check out my latest work “Every Time I End You”. Over the next nine days I will be depositing gold and pink jars around Tempe. Each jar has a few signed copies of a verse from a poem I wrote. On the back of each verse is a code that you can enter on the following website to unlock the verse so that others can read it. Also on the website is a map and pictures of all the jars. Check it out! http://everytimeiendyou.herokuapp.com/

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The Still on Friday!
Monday, 3 March 2014, 12:19 PM — admin

Come out this Friday to Emerge 2014 6-11pm on the corner of Garfield and 3rd downtown Phoenix to see “The Still” a piece co-designed by myself and Matthew Bender Mosher, with an amazing sound composition by Tony Obr, and a cast of amazing performers: Denise Stein, Eleanor Jewel K. Hanafin,Ricardo Alvarez, Dienae Hunter, Kristiana Bernadette Rinaldi, Alyssa Saenz!


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Pro | Con App
Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 12:21 PM — admin

Need help making a decision? Try pro|con, it’s a free web app I made for creating pro/con lists.
http://procon.herokuapp.com/


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