Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sweet Mystery of 6X6

Of course, everything about 6X6 is mysterious. Who will submit, what will be submitted, which submissions will be selected, who will come to the event, is the speaker really the curator? The answer to most of these questions involves YOU. Submit your mysterious work to 6X6 Mystery by June 21; Jeffrey Whittle, painter and Lamar Dodd School of Art gallerist, is the mystery man. The event will take place July 7, from 7-8 pm at the Ciné Lab. Come and understand...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Paul Thomas

"I think to be a successful artist, you have to be able to see what you're doing and what you're painting. And if you produce something where, say a figure of human being and the head is in the right place, and it's not kind of over in one corner, and the body over in the other corner, and you can find it's a good bet that maybe they had the lights on and they were able to see what they were doing."
-- Paul Thomas via Paul Thomas, 6X6 Light, June 2, 2010
What weird wonderfulness transpired when all 90 of us crammed into the Ciné Lab on Wednesday night. Paul Thomas, the curator for the event, provided a radiant glimpse into his mind through the intermediation of his protégé Paul Thomas, who turned a phrase until it fractured like a prism, and actual film ran through an actual projector, and the audience was held captive in magic glasses by laser dancers, and in the dark we saw more kinds of light than we could have imagined, sent to us from New York, Italy, Ireland, and our own home town.

Selections for 6X6 Light:
1. Christopher Childs Untitled SP #1 5:32

2. Jeff Burns and Catherine Gilbert Thor's Lullaby 1:52
Brooklyn, NY, USA

3. Sabrina Cuadra Gazer Light Show
4:00 Athens, GA (live performance)

4. Paul O'Donoghue A Diamond Forms Under Pressure 6:13 Dublin, Ireland

5. Osvaldo Cibils Multimedia Head 5:00 Rovereto (TN) Italy

6. Lindsey Klonoski Repel 2:10 Athens, GA

Next up is Mystery, curated by Jeffrey Whittle. Submit by June 21!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6X6 #4: Light, Refracted Through The Mind of Paul Thomas

Light makes it possible for us to see and makes it hard for us to hide. We create great disasters to obtain it and we struggle with ignorance until it arrives. Paul Thomas has seen the light and it is beautiful like a rainbow. The selected works come from Athens, Italy, Ireland, and New York, including a performance by Sabrina Cuadra, a film by Christopher Childs, and more. Light will be shed at 6X6, this Wednesday, June 2 at the Ciné Lab from 7-8 pm. Be a part of it; be there!