Lichtrouten in Lüdenscheid, Germany is a light-art festival that will celebrate the 750 year anniversary of the city. 17 artists will present art that uses light as an elemental building block for creation at various locations around the city of Lüdenscheid.
I am pleased to announce that two sculptures and a digital video installation of mine will be featured in Far Out: Our Solar System at i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa, Arizona.
Friday, September 28, 2018 – Sunday, January 20, 2019
Opening VIP & Members Reception, Thursday, September 27, 2018
Far Out: Our Solar System will feature artwork that illustrates our home in the Milky Way Galaxy. Artists have created art that illustrates the exploration of the structure made up of the eight planets that orbit our Sun. Art-making activities and other interactives will explore what is known about each of planets and their moons, as well as the comets, asteroids, minor planets, and dust and gas that also inhabit our Solar System. Questions answered in the exhibition include: What is NASA?; What happened to Pluto?; and When will humans travel to the planet Mars?
I am pleased to announce my participation in Seattle's Borealis, a festival of light.
Borealis, a festival of light is a first-in-the US global competition of technology and light art that takes place each evening in the South Lake Union neighborhood October 11-14, 2018.
The festival is free to the public and features a unique combination of live music, street art performance, lighting art installations, and multi-media video mapping designed to transform surrounding built environments of landmark buildings and facades into a virtual reality extravaganza – an urban canvas for unconventional storytelling by artists from around the globe.
From Lake Union Park, where the selected video-mapping artists will showcase their work on the architecturally unique Museum of History and Industry building, the festival extends south across Mercer with approximately 20 or more art installations.
During the event, attendees will stroll and enjoy the entertaining and interactive light art displays, sample food from participating food trucks, quench their thirst at festival beer and wine gardens, and enjoy live music from local bands. The festival is walkable, free and open to the public.
INTERFERENCE is an international light art project in the Medina of Tunis that has been realized in 2016 for the first time. Due to the collective effort of almost 200 volunteers, the Medina community, a plethora of organizations, institutions, and companies and a multitude of international artists the decentral exhibition project with 42 artworks was realized. Most of the works were site- or context-specific and 16,000 visitors came to see them during the four nights of display. From September 6 to 9, 2018, the second edition of INTERFERENCE will take place from September 6 to 9, 2018.
Spaceworks Tacoma announces “The Light We Hear” an exhibit of multimedia sculptures & installations by Andy Behrle at the 950 Gallery (formerly known as Spaceworks Gallery).
Primarily an installation artist, Behrle has been creating intimate sound sculptures since 2013 that imagine what light sounds like and what sound looks like. In his multimedia sculptures, Behrle embeds cutting edge technologies into the bodies of old radios, phonographs, and cameras, assigning new functions to each object while drawing upon its cultural history and design aesthetics for inspiration. The devices he creates transform the motion of light passing through water into hypnotic drones, allow viewers to listen to the colors of a stained glass window, and envision what the rhythms of the night sky might sound like. The technologies he employs afford him opportunities to hear the setting sun, make intellectual connections between water waves and radio signals, and re-experience the information of our physical world.
OPENING RECEPTION May 17th, 6 – 9PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Every Thursday 1-5PM
Third Thursday 1-9PM
Or By Appointment
Carolyn Nelson and Andy Behrle are pleased to announce Sculpting the Valley II - the Yakima area’s second annual celebration of International Sculpture Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Created by International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, New Jersey in 2015, over 100 participating organizations on 6 continents will be hosting events for International Sculpture Day 2018. This year’s local events will include art exhibitions, open studios, live art-making demonstrations, and a guided tour of public art in downtown Yakima. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. in Tieton with exhibition openings and open studios. The day’s schedule will wind down at Yakima Maker Space with art-making demonstrations and an opening reception in the Yakima Maker Space Gallery. All events and venues are FREE and open to the public.
Yakima’s 2018 celebration of International Sculpture Day will kick-off at Boxx Gallery (616 Maple St, Tieton) with Sculpting the Valley II, an art exhibition featuring sculptures by 22 artists living and working in the Yakima area, at 11 a.m. on April 28. The exhibition will be open until 4 p.m. on the 28th and will be on view at Boxx Gallery through May 26. Boxx Gallery is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. Boxx Gallery is a part of Highland Food Bank and is focused on presenting artwork created by local artists. A portion of the proceeds from all sales benefits the operating costs of the food bank.
Also in Tieton 601 Elm studio space will be hosting an open house from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. 601 Elm is located on 601 Elm Street in Tieton, adjacent to Paper Hammer Studios, and will be featuring artwork by owner Brian Holtzinger and artist Janice Baker. Tieton Arts & Humanities will be hosting an opening reception for 2018 Student Art Show in the Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery at 608 Wisconsin Ave, Tieton from noon – 3 p.m. This exhibition, sponsored by Community Health of Central Washington Highland Clinic, provides 200 K-12th grade students from Upper Yakima Valley school districts the opportunity to showcase their artwork. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. 2018 Student Art Show will be on view Fridays-Sundays noon to 3 p.m. through May 20. The Trimpin Sound Space will also be open to visitors in the Mighty Tieton Warehouse, as will Tieton Mosaic’s studio. The Trimpin Sound Space is an auxiliary studio and showcase for world renowned artist, Trimpin’s sound sculptures. Trimpin is a MacArthur “Genius Grant” awardee who is based in Seattle and exhibits his music-making artworks around the globe. Tieton Mosaic is an arm of Tieton Arts & Humanities and was created with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Tieton Mosaic has transformed downtown Tieton with multiple public art projects which can be viewed at any time.
At 4 p.m., artist and educator, Carolyn Nelson will lead a walking tour of public art projects in downtown Yakima, including Yakima Art Commission’s Windows Alive! exhibitions in empty storefronts along Yakima Avenue. The walking tour will proceed rain or shine. Those wishing to join the free tour will meet in front of Northtown Coffee at 3:45 p.m. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Nelson and guests will weave their way through downtown Yakima before concluding the tour at Yakima Maker Space where ceramic artists Eunsil Kim and Debbie Sundlee will demonstrate a raku firing and Yakima Maker Space Gallery will present a reception for Selected Sculptural Works Curated and Presented By: Jack McEntire. Also known as “Chainsaw Jack,” McEntire, creates sculptures with his chainsaw and teaches students wood carving techniques in his studio in Selah.
I am pleased to announce that Seasons was awarded First Place in Marin MoCA's national juried exhibition, AbstrAction. Juror Catharine Clark of San Francisco's Catharine Clark Gallery chose the digital stained-glass composition for the exhibition's top prize.
Seasons re-creates the iconic stained-glass windows of The Seasons Performance Hall in Yakima, Washington using 10 video clips of the textures of light reflecting off of water at various locations in and around Yakima. The Seasons is housed in a former Christian Science Church built over one hundred years ago. The video footage used was collected over the past 4 years.
To view a video version of Seasons online, click here.
In April, to celebrate International Sculpture Day (April 24), Carolyn Nelson and I organized a series of events and an exhibition of sculptures created by 21 artists living and working in the Yakima area. Our efforts were acknowledged in the October issue of Sculpture Magazine. You'll find a mention of our programming on page 46!
I am excited to announce the California debut of my artwork at MarinMOCA in the Bay Area. Seasons, a digital video artwork originally created for a former Christian Science sanctuary in Yakima, Washington,will be on display in MarinMOCA's National Juried Exhibition, AbstrAction.
Fall National Juried Exhibition
October 14 - November 19
Reception: October 14
AbstrAction, an exhibit of work that explores the actions and re-actions of materials and theme in innovative and thought-provoking ways. The show was juried by Catharine Clark of Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, who chose 52 artworks from over 2000 entries. On view will be 2D, 3D and video art by artists who push and pull at the traditional notions of abstract art, advancing both non-representational and representational forms.
About the Juror: Established in 1991, the Catharine Clark gallery exhibits the work of contemporary artists working across a wide range of media. The gallery has pioneered the presentation of new media art in San Francisco and is the first commercial gallery in the area with a dedicated media room.
I am pleased to announce that Astrotone will be a part of this year's Interstate exhibition at Central Washington University's Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.
November 2—December 3
INTERSTATE: Where I-90 meets I-82 (Biennial National Juried Exhibit)
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Juror’s Talk, Emily Zimmerman (Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington), 4:00 p.m.
The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, located in Ellensburg, Washington, will host the INTERSTATE juried exhibit. The subtitle, “where I-90 meets I-82” locates the exhibition in Ellensburg, Washington, and suggests the flow and exchange of artwork across geographic distances and boundaries.
The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, founded in 1969, is dedicated to contemporary art exhibits and related outreach programs that enhance, engage, and challenge the viewer’s knowledge and understanding of art. The Gallery also presents artists and viewers alike with opportunities to explore culturally diverse ideas in an academic environment.
I am creating a new site-specific video installation for Mountain Time Arts' exhibition, UPSTREAM running June 16-30, 2017 and on view at various locations in downtown, Bozeman. My project, patchwork, will be on display at Main Street Quilting Co. It is inspired by the history of water usage in the Gallatin Valley and uses quilt block patterns as the vehicle to "patch" together the textures and colors of water sites of the area.
UPSTREAM June 16-30, 2017
Main Street Window Exhibits by Regional Artists
Tours of Bozeman Creek
Water has many beautiful and essential forms that change with the seasons. Upstream looks at spring melt and explores the question of, “Whats in a drop of water?”.
Mountain Time Arts commissioned several regional artists and designers to create installations in storefront windows on Main Street in downtown Bozeman. Each artist collaborated with a conservationist or scientist; the original storefront artworks will respond to water themes in surprising ways.
The Upstream installations promise to inspire the pedestrians who travel Main Street to think about their relationship to water, their use, and conservation of it. What is their history with water?
Tours of Bozeman Creek will take place daily during the event.
Isabel Beavers, Andy Behrle, Dalton Brink, Alexander Clinthorne, Jenny Hale, Gesine Janzen, Brian Petersen, Kathleen Rabel, Wendy Red Star, Kelsie Rudolph, Caroline and Michael Running Wolf, Jim Zimpel
4Culture's e4c screens bring dynamic media art to an urban audience on the go. Located inside Pioneer Square's famed TK Building, adjacent to Gallery4Culture, and visible from the street and sidewalk on Prefontaine Place South, e4c features new works every month from media artists around the country.
ebb & flow
Multiple video files capturing the textures and colors or water in nature at various locations throughout Washington are layered to become a single composition inspired by stained-glass windows. As in nature, these microcosms combine to create a beautifully interdependent system. The footage used was collected at Neah Bay, 8mile Creek (North Cascades), Edmonds Bay, Puget Sound, Grand Coulee, Irrigation Canals (Yakima County), Hanford Reach (Columbia River near Tri-Cities), and Lake Crescent.
Without the ocean, there is no rain. Without rain, there are no streams. Without streams, there are no rivers. Without rivers, there would be no lakes and inland rain water could not return to the ocean.
Come celebrate the sculptors of Yakima at The Seasons on International Sculpture Day (IS Day). The evening will feature remarks by David Lynx, director of Larson Gallery, and Sean Hawkins, the City of Yakima’s Economic Development Manager and short presentations by artists Rachel Dorn, Carolyn Nelson, Gregory Pierce, Denali Granholm, Andy Behrle, and John Barany and Deborah Ann. Each presenting artist will give a 10 minute presentation of selected aspects of their artistic processes, materials, and/or inspiration. After the presentations, there will be a one-night-only viewing of Andy Behrle’s newest artwork inspired by the stained-glass windows of The Seasons Performance Hall.
Also on April 24, the public is invited to take a FREE guided tour of downtown Yakima's public with host, Carolyn Nelson. The tour will begin at 4 p.m. on April 24 in front of the historic Yakima Depot on the corner of Front Street and Sgt. Pendleton Way in the heart of downtown Yakima. It will conclude at The Seasons Performance Hall before 5 p.m.
The reception and event at The Seasons is the third and last in a series of events organized by artists Carolyn Nelson and Andy Behrle (artist) to celebrate the 3-dimensional art of the Yakima Area.
This year's events were kicked off on April 1 with the opening of "Sculpting the Valley," an exhibition of sculptures by 21 artists with strong ties to the Yakima Area at Yakima Maker Space Gallery. The exhibition will be open on IS Day from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
IS Day is organized by International Sculpture Center (in Hamilton, New Jersey), who helps connect independently registered events around the world via weblinks and live-streaming video feeds. The event will also feature live-streaming video of other events around the globe celebrating IS Day.
Immemorial is a new work that will act as a monument to timeless moments of the past, present, and future. Digitally capturing reflections of water, Behrle casts the imagery through a translucent obelisk. The organic patterns stretch and fade as they saturate the geometric monolith.
Light up your winter with SAM’s unique program connecting all ages to art and the environment. Lit by temporary art installations and hundreds of luminarias, follow the path through the park and see the sculptures from a new perspective. Art making, live music, hot beverages, and sweet treats will offer everyone a way to enjoy the glow of the park. Come wearing your best light-inspired ensemble and be part of the art experience as we kick off the 10th Anniversary of the Olympic Sculpture Park with this year’s SAM Lights!
Programming at the Olympic Sculpture Park is supported by Maggie Walker, and Martha Wyckoff and Jerry Tone.
The Radios & Camera series was recently reviewed in Neural, a critical digital culture and media arts publication out of Bari, Italy. Check out the 2016 Winter Issue (no. 54): Making it up or click the link below.
While installing hydrodome at The Prichard Art Gallery in Moscow, Idaho, I was asked to discuss my project and how visual art plays a role in what #americancultureis.
What is American culture? This project by Cultures in Harmony encourages YOU to answer that question!
To catalyze reflection on this important question,violinist William Harvey will visit all 50 states in the USA—one week per state—in a collaborative, educational, and participatory quest to highlight the many strands that combine to form the American cultural tapestry. In each state, he will perform, interview people about what American culture means to them, and conduct workshops designed to encourage reflection on the topic.
Prichard Gallery of Art is proud to present the World Premier of Andy Behrle's hydrodome. This immersive digital video installation merges the natural world with architecture and technology to challenge how we perceive the information of our surroundings.
Behrle works and lives in Washington's Yakima Valley and has exhibited extensively through the Northwest, including recent solo exhibitions at Jack Straw Cultural Center (Seattle), METHOD Gallery (Seattle), Yakima Valley Museum, Pacific University (Oregon), and Portland Building. hydrodome was funded in part with a grant from Artist Trust.