November 19, 2010 - February 13, 2011

The Vault (Nov-Feb 2010/11)

Matt Barton (Colorado Springs, CO), Chris Coleman (Denver, CO), Jennifer Levonian (Philadelphia, PA), Michael Salter (Eugene, OR), Dario Solman (Queens, NY)

The Vault (Nov-Feb 2010/11)

The Vault functions as a media flat file—a converted walk-in safe where audiences can experience a variety of video and audio art. Work will be added to the The Vault on a rolling basis, remain on view for approximately six months and then rotate out. Viewers have the remote control in their hands to select the work they would like to view.

Check this page frequently for newly added artists and videos.

Currently in The Vault:

Matthew Barton
Crossroads, 2005
3:12
In a brief tale that is both comic and tragic, a young man finds roadkill and buries it.

Matthew Barton
Spring 2010 (All Good), 2010
5:28
A day in the life of a mountain dweller near Colorado Springs (and therefore NORAD).

Matthew Barton and anna Bojic
Perpetual Impermanence, 2010
5:22
A lo-fi, psychedelic through-the-looking-glass adventure involving a dance party with a raccoon.

Dineo Seshee Bopape
the eclipse will not be visible to the naked eye, 2009
11:38
This video pays homage to Bopape's place of birth, Polokwane, but shows her struggle reconnecting to the local landscape after years abroad.

Dineo Seshee Bopape
feelin cosmic, 2008
1:34
Bopape is known for her playful, experimental video works and cluttered installations of found objects. These delve into the magic and mysteries of the metaphysical realm.

Steven Cohen
Golgotha, 2009
20:22
'Golgotha' began with the artist's discovery of two human skulls for sale in a shop in Soho, NY. These were fashioned by Cohen into a pair of macabre 'skulletoes' worn in a series of actions which took him to Wall Street, Times Square and Ground Zero.

Chris Coleman and Michael Salter
My House is not My House 3, 2010
5:00
This is part of an ongoing series dealing with themes of isolation, suburbia, and western culture. Nature tries to carve out an existence amongst these seemingly unoccupied homes while time passes and nothing seems to change.

Chris Coleman and Michael Salter
My House is not My House 4, 2010
5:00
See above.

Paul Edmunds
Weft, 2008
4:05
This body of work began with a story Edmunds wrote about growing up on Johannesburg's East Rand in the 1970s and 80s, and his relationship with surf and skate culture of the time.

Simon Gush
Underfoot (Vooruit), 2009
8:47
Underfoot (Vooruit) makes links between the growth of basketball in Europe and the early history of Jazz. The performance is comprised of Swing dancers and Jazz musicians performing on a floor that has been covered with Coca-Cola in the Vooruit, Gent.

Pieter Hugo
Permanent Error (I), 2010
5:12
For the past year Hugo has been photographing the people and landscape of an expansive dump of obsolete technology in Ghana. The area, on the outskirts of a slum known as Agbogbloshie, is referred to by local inhabitants as Sodom and Gomorrah.

Pieter Hugo
Permanent Error (II), 2010
4:49
See above.

Pieter Hugo
Permanent Error (III), 2010
6:36
See above.

Jennifer Levonian
Holy Donuts, 2008
5:11
Levonian's animations borrow heavily from her own personal history. The work is a painstaking process of hand cut-paper animation using watercolor paintings and collage.

Jennifer Levonian
Take Your Picture With a Puma, 2009
6:56
See above. Music by Nathan Parker Smith.

Michael MacGarry
Will to Power, 2010
14:05
Will to Power aims to analyze the ideological and political motivations for assassination--with the act of assassination read as an extreme form of censorship as well as a manifestation of public and political will.

Nandipha Mntambo
Ukungenisa, 2008
2:35
Mntambo rehearses the steps of a bullfighter in the abandoned Pra

About the Artists

Matt Barton

Matt Barton received his BFA from Montana State University; Bozeman, MT in 2001 and his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2006. He has worked as an assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and as adjunct faculty at the Maine College of Art and... go to artist page

Chris Coleman

Christopher Coleman received his BFA in his native state from West Virginia University in 2001 and his MFA from New York State University at Buffalo in 2003. A number of his undergraduate years were devoted to studying Mechanical Engineering, knowledge that he brings to bear in his installations. His work... go to artist page

Jennifer Levonian

Jennifer Levonian is a Philadelphia-based artist who creates cut-paper animations that explore the ambivalence of everyday life by focusing on things which go unnoticed and transforming them into bizarre narratives. Her work has been screened and exhibited nationally, including at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC;... go to artist page

Michael Salter

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Dario Solman

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