Installation

Journey in Turiya @ Moogfest 2017

My sound installation "Journey in Turiya" was part of Moogfest 2017 in Durham, NC. I redesigned the tones using the digital version of the Moog Model 15 and tuned it for this new space (above Loaf bakery in the former Carrack location downtown). I used more wattage and more speakers this time, and the vibe was very present. The sound of the piece evokes the timbre of the chant and Coltrane’s synth-infused Wurlitzer organ. A sequence of tones — F-A-C (for Alice Coltrane) — relate in different sonic ways in proximity to the three illuminated corners of the room. The upward-facing triangles symbolize Shiva and dissolution of the earthly plane. The floating harp case in the center of the room refers to Alice (and John), and ascendance towards the cosmic beyond. 

The piece was open every day of the festival, and made it into one of Moogfest's official daily dispatches:

EXPLODED HIPSTER

2012 installation by Yuxtapongo for Hopscotch. Community-generated installation of music-related clothing on a 70-foot gallery wall at CAM, Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum. Explores identity within a culture of sound.  

Assembled by Yuxtapongo: 

Eleanor Blake 
  Mollie Earls
  
Lincoln Hancock
  
Neill Prewitt
  
Robin Vuchnich

All clothing donated by the Hopscotch Community — bands, friends and fans — including: 

All Day Records, Amanda Saxe Barr, Birds Of Avalon, Jon Bowman, Bull City Records, Lauren Carter, Vince Carmody, Kevin Clark, Scott Craddock, Skip Elsheimer, Katrina Lamberto Elsheimer, Sarah Fuller, The Future Kings of Nowhere, Drew & Olivia Griego, Andy Heymann, Bryan Hoffman, Liz Johnson, Cheetie Kumar, Ron Liberti, Alexis Mastromichalis, David Mueller, Neptunes, Sara Phoenix, Molly Renda, Eric Roehrig, Tannis Root Productions, Schoolkids Records, Jenny Schneider, Paul Siler, Ben Spiker, Nicole & Les Stewart, Sarah Tector, Teddy, Michelle Temple, Missy Thangs, Jolee Todd, Ginger Wagg, and Napoleon Wright.

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Summer Twenty Ten

In May, I completed my graduate work at the College of Design at North Carolina State University. Immediately, I began work on a large scale exhibition design for 4-H NC, which will be on view in the Special Collections Gallery at D.H. Hill Library at NC State for the first half of 2011. It's been a busy few months.

In June, I debuted a video installation called HIGHLIFE — a collaboration with Neill Prewitt and Eleanor Blake — at Artspace in Raleigh. 

In July, my second solo exhibition opened at 311 W. Martin St. Galleries in downtown Raleigh. Dave Delcambre at the NC Art Blog did a nice review. New Raleigh wrote a little about it here.

Also in July, I did some guest blogging at

Art:21

 (a project of the PBS documentary series, 

Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century

.)

I talk a bit about my process and motivations, and take a broader look at the forward momentum of the art scene here through interviews with

Tracy Spencer

,

Shaun Richards

,

André Leon Gray

,

David Colagiovanni

,

Harrison Haynes

, and

Bill Thelen

.

And earlier this month, a video piece I designed with

Miles Holst

called "Radios Appear" debuted in the Block2 exhibition space at the Urban Design Center at the corner of Fayetteville and Hargett Streets in downtown Raleigh. It runs through September 20. The fall is shaping up to be jam-packed as well… exhibitions in Carrboro and Durham, SPARKcon in Raleigh, and the debut of a new rock band. Stay tuned.

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A Bird, Not a Feather

Paintings and Doubles 

311 W. Martin St. Galleries

Downtown Raleigh, NC

July 2-30, 2010

Artist's Statement (PDF)

HIGHLIFE (2010)

Multi-channel video and sound installation. One night only. Inspired by the dance line, HIGHLIFE incorporated a virtual Soul Train-type chorus. Energy emanated from the analog sound of an obscure African cassette by Ghanaian Highlife singer Ata Kak (since reissued on Awesome Tapes).