Class/Making Faces
Sep
5
to Sep 6

Class/Making Faces

Learn to paint faces in encaustic.

Dating back to the Fayum portraits, faces have looked out at us from wax. Encaustic offers translucency and texture that can bring a particular presence to portraiture. Painting with wax, however, poses a variety of challenges—how to work up subtle shading, paint fine details, keep the texture and details where you want them and preventing it from going all "cattywampus" when fusing. In this two-day class, we "face up" to the challenges and learn how to control the wax so your image shines through.

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Talk/Seattle Pecha Kucha
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Talk/Seattle Pecha Kucha

  • Cornish Playhouse @ Seattle Center (map)
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GirlCharlie presents at Pecha Kucha Seattle's "Art + Technology—Bridges & Throughways" 

The explosion of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) over the past decade has super-charged the interplay between Art and Technology, igniting a trans-disciplinary exploration that has re-shaped how art is created, examined and consumed. On Thursday, January 29, 2015 Cornish College of the Arts, 4Culture, LxWxH Gallery and Pecha Kucha Seattle present PKN SEA vol. 59: Technology + Art: Bridges and Throughways. The evening will bring together pioneering technologists, socially-minded artists, writers, composers, philosophers, and mathematicians to examining the known and unknown bridges which connect the creative community in relevant, sometimes subversive, and revolutionary ways.

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Performance/Single-Point Perspective: The One Truthiness
Dec
16
8:30 PM20:30

Performance/Single-Point Perspective: The One Truthiness

NEW.
Kinetech Arts Featured Artist Series
Show & Tell: The Layers of Charlie & Clover
Tuesday December 16. 8:30 PM.
Kunst-Stoff Studio, 1 Grove Street, San Francisco.
(Civic Center Bart)

"Single-Point Perspective: The One Truthiness"

Help me create this new work in progress. Painting live in front of the audience, this piece of interactive theater and visual art uses the creation of the painting itself to build a story where each layer changes our understanding of the whole. Each addition, removal, and change exists in relationship to all the others. In the end, the painting is an artifact of a history. Only those there to witness the creation will recognize all the pieces that went into it. Inspired by recent events nearby (Ferguson, Eric Garner, #BlackLivesMatter) and far (Israel), this piece explores complexity and nuance in a world that goes on in real time, in which all points of view, and choices of action are happening simultaneously, in which we are all implicated. 

Followed by memoirs by dancer, Clover Mathis, illustrating his life through words. Mathis will read from his upcoming memoir, sharing his personal journey growing up as a farmer’s son to becoming a premiere concert dancer, touring the world with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/show-tell-the-layers-of-charlie-clover-tickets-14811251853

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Sep
27
to Sep 28

Class/Perplexiglass

Wax Works West
Santa Cruz, CA

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Master the transparency of wax in its most luminous state – with light shining through it. Wax on transparent surfaces is beautiful, elusive and perplexing. Charlie Levin has developed a unique and mind-boggling technique layering multiple images on a single panel that appear and disappear with light. Learn this, as well as how to create glowing stained-glass-like paintings and two-sided objects, among other possibilities. Students will create tools to help them control the transparency of wax back in their home studios. 

Prerequisite: Encaustic Basics I or equivalent skills 
Price: $295.00 
Hours: 10-4 
Dates: see schedule

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Combine with other classes!

Sep 20–21  //  Sat-Sun    
Making Faces: Encaustic Portraits with guest artist Charlie Levin      

Sep 27–28  //  Sat-Sun    
Perplexiglass: Making Painting Clear with guest artist Charlie Levin      

 

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Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Opening/"Luminous"/Art Bar Grand Opening

Want understand how it was built and learn about the inspiration? Come to the party. Meet the artists. Ask about the back story of this project, why we do this? 

20 feet wide by 6 feet high, Luminous features two layers of wax paintings on Plexiglas, lit by an interactive animated LED light installation. As the colored lights move, different colors in the paintings appear and disappear, glow and dim. You can even control the lights yourself with a special app. It glows and shifts, has big patterns and small. It’s a new direction in my work, and I’d love to share it with you. 

Videos and photos can do it no justice. You really must experience the scale of the painting in person.

 

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Sep
20
to Sep 21

Class/Making Faces

Wax Works West
Santa Cruz, CA

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Don't let the title scare you off! Dating back to the Fayum portraits, faces have looked out at us from the wax. As elemental as our bodies, wax offers translucency and texture that can bring a particular presence to portraiture. Painting with wax, however, poses a variety of challenges, how to work up subtle shading, paint fine details, keep the texture and details where you want them and preventing it from going all "cattywampus" when fusing. 

In this two-day class, you will learn and practice a variety of techniques to control the wax and paint details, build subtle renderings of skin-like textures and shading, and talk about color. We will employ different fusing techniques, scraping, carving, sculpting, drawing, printing and layering to render faces in ways you can apply to your particular style of painting. All materials included. 

If you've never painted a "face" not to worry! Students can bury photographs in the wax and learn all of the techniques that Charlie teaches without the intimidation of having to "draw" a nose or lips! All materials are included. 

Prerequisite: Encaustic Basics I or equivalent skills 
Price: $270.00 
Hours: 10-4 
Dates: see schedule

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Combine with other classes!

Sep 20–21  //  Sat-Sun    
Making Faces: Encaustic Portraits with guest artist Charlie Levin      

Sep 27–28  //  Sat-Sun    
Perplexiglass: Making Painting Clear with guest artist Charlie Levin    

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Performance/Kinetech Arts :: 4See #2 :: "TheOtherSide"
Mar
21
to Mar 22

Performance/Kinetech Arts :: 4See #2 :: "TheOtherSide"

The excitement continues with the second public performance of TheOtherSide, the first collaboration between my layered wax paintings and Kinetech Arts' interactive video and dance. Part of an entire evening of performance, installations, and demos exploring movement with interactive video and technology. This is the first time I have lit my paintings with video and great to be working with performance again. It's really exciting.

TheOtherSide uses the performers' movement to trigger video projections, lighting my layered wax paintings with dynamic images on both sides.

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Kinetech Arts is turning one, and we’re throwing a party!

Join Kinetech Arts in celebrating our first year of open labs, installations, and performances March 21-22 at KUNST-STOFF arts with salsa lessons, guest performances, martial arts demonstrations, play time with our newest technology, a visual and digital art exhibit, and a sneak peek at our latest developments-in-progress, to be premiered in full at ODC Theater this July.

TICKETS: $12 advance, $15 at the door. Children under 10 are free.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kinetech-arts10-first-anniversary-tickets-10799773413

WHAT: Kinetech Arts/1.0 First Anniversary
WHEN: March 21–22, 7–11 p.m.
WHERE: KUNST-STOFF arts, 1 Grove St., S.F.

Program:
7:00
8:00 Salsa Class, Exhibition
8:00
9:00 Performance
9:00
11:00 Party, Exhibition

Special guests include Anastasia Kostner, Andy Mogg, Daniel Konhauser, Enrique (Kike) Quintero, Ian Winter, Jasper Patterson, Jonathan Wallraven, Jose Miranda, Mambo Grovin' Latin Dance, Maarten van der Glas, Marissa Katarina Bergmann, Robert Edgar, Tianne Frias

Kinetech Arts is a collective of artists and scientists striving to challenge possibility through collaborative creativity. Kinetech Arts holds a weekly lab and forum at KUNST-STOFF arts open to all interested participants to explore and develop connections among technology, dance, and visual art.
http://kine-tech.org/

 

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Performance/Kinetech Arts :: Central Market Now
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Performance/Kinetech Arts :: Central Market Now

Introducing the first workshop production of TheOtherSide, a new dance piece by Kinetech Arts staged with my wax-on-glass painting, SecondSight and Kinetech's unique and beautiful interactive video. This is the first time I have lit my paintings with video. It's really exciting.

Admission is FREE for this event.

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About Central Market Now / March 14

Friday, March 14 will be the second of a cycle of four events that aims to continually grow the topical conversation and aesthetic experience at the intersection of art and technology.

This seasonal event is part performance, part experimental participatory lab and all party.

visual art, media and performance
by Andy Mogg, Kike, Kinetech and project agora

 

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Installation/CODAME ART+TECH / "5ENSES"
Nov
1
to Nov 2

Installation/CODAME ART+TECH / "5ENSES"

My interactive wax paintings, F2F (face to face), will be included in an upcoming event in San Francisco by CODAME Art+Tech. 

CODAME Art+Tech
 5ENSES
 
More details at:
http://codame.com

Friday Nov 1 & Saturday Nov 2

7pm–1am
GeekdomSF
620 Folsom St
San Francisco

Special Separate 
 Family Hour
 
6–7pm, on Saturday Nov 2

They are specifically encouraging families, kids and <21 to come and experience everything at a separate time presumably before the bar opens.

What is it:
An immersive experience of interactive, multimedia installations and performances all exploring the 5 SENSES.

Featuring the Sixth Sense Room, the Indie Game Room, a silent auction of Art by Code (artists working with algorithms) -- all with cocktails.

Artists include (but not limited to):

me! (Charlie Levin),  Bad Unkl Sista, Paolo Salvagione, Dolores Joya, Bryan and Vita Hewitt, Ken Murphy, Paul Clipson, Patrick Dintino, Jeff Cheung, Jonathan Wallraven, Leo Madrid, Bill Hsu, Joshua Churchill, Jonathan Perez, DC Spensley, Kinetech, Colin Roache, Carl Pisaturo, Issac Cohen, Kal Spelletich, Robert Edgar, Charlie Levin, Felipe Brahm

 

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EncaustiCon 2013
Oct
31
to Nov 5

EncaustiCon 2013

presented by International Encaustic Artists (IEA)  
October 31–November 3, 2013
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Conference Site >  |||  Register Now > 

 

Mini Class:
Facing Up to Faces: Quickfire Challenge
Friday morning, November 1 / 10:30–11:30am

When painting faces or portraits, even the most experienced artists can get twisted up in the details, creating overworked, overly-tight images. Charlie’s Quickfire Challenges can break you out of your own expectations and help you loosen up to discover images and techniques that move your work forward.

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Mini Class:
Perplexiglass
Saturday morning, November 2 / 10:30–11:30am

Wax on transparent surfaces is beautiful, elusive and perplexing. In this hands-on mini-workshop, Charlie will take you through examples of some of the most dramatic and confusing ways wax can behave when interacting with light.

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Post-Conference Workshop:  
Painting With Wax on Plexiglass
Tuesday, November 5, 2013  / 10:00am – 4:00pm 
$95 + $60 materials fee    

Master the transparency of wax in its most luminous state – with light shining through it. Charlie Levin has developed a unique and mind-boggling technique layering multiple images on a single panel that appear and disappear with light. Learn this, as well as how to create glowing stained-glass-like paintings and two-sided objects, among other possibilities. Students will create tools to help them control the transparency of wax back in their home studios.

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Founded in 2005, IEA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for encaustic art, with over 450 member artists in thirty-four states in the U.S., five provinces in Canada, and artists in Mexico, Australia, Europe and Asia.

Toward our mission of “raising the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing a global information exchange,” IEA encaustiCon 2013 will be four packed days of workshops, demonstrations, presentations, speakers and networking events.

To this end, we will have a lineup of outstanding internationally acclaimed artists who will share their encaustic process introducing you to innovative techniques and materials. Professionals will offer insights into managing your business and information about applying for residencies, opening an art school or building on your own entrepreneurial spirit. With hands-on opportunities to work alongside papermakers, fiber artists, painters, sculptors, mixed media artists and printmakers who use wax in their work, IEA encaustiCon 2013 also offers networking with artists from around the world, shopping extravaganzas for the latest and the greatest encaustic supplies, and memory-making events full of fun and learning.

Join us for a rich exploration of FUSION: People, Passion, Place.  

 

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