Blue Veils

This is a third video as part of the Exiled in Light :|: Never(W)here series. Click the link below: Blue Veils  

Light Matters at the Chicago Art Department

LIGHT MATTERS April 13-27 Chicago Art Department     Light Matters  Galina Shevchenko. Valerie Xanos. Margarita Fainshtein Opening Reception April 13th 6pm-10pm Artists in Conversation April 14th 5pm-7pm Closing Reception April 27th 6pm-10pm Fainshtein, Shevchenko, and Xanos work with light projection installation focusing on personal narratives of body, memory and perceptual shifts light as media.  The artists explore light as…

Solar

Evocative of solar winds, this video is part of the Never(W)here installation. To view the video: Click this link Solar

The Sublime Light & Dark: Concepts behind the installations.

The vision for this work will be a two-room “diptych” installation. It is an immersive installation expressing sublime experiences of light and darkness. Photo-sensitivity and hyper-awareness are catalysts for the work. Room ONE is a room of overwhelming immersion inside a space of digital projections (described below) COME IN! The Sublime Light & Dark: An Experiment in…

NeverWhere : / : Visions of Alternate Worlds

I’ve been working on these slow animation tests for a physical and digital installation. Each video is a portal, a window, a glimpse into an alternate world ruled by light even as one seeks the darkness. Glimpses into alternate worlds        Inner places of membrane,                   corpuscles,                       cells, genes… Non-terrestrial visions       of star systems, of the                    unknown          sublime     and                inexplicable…

Immersive Space with Diane Thater

November 11, 2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago If you know my work, then you know why THIS is the show of the year! How wonderful to experience Diane Thater’s The Sympathetic Imagination, as I am just beginning to work with projections and immersive environments. To quote the MCA introduction, “At the heart of Thater’s…

Through The Wormhole

A Still Life in the Dark Exploring my relationship with light and dark. Thinking, Thinking, Thinking..  Traveling through the wormhole. Otherworldly, Transformation, Alienation, Isolation, Immersion, Sinister…Sublime BACK IN THE STUDIO Shooting still images. I love experimenting with aperture and speed settings while taking photos. I’m very interested in obscuring and abstracting the view of what…

The Sublime Light and Dark

This work is about the artist’s personal relationship with light and dark. The photographs are taken in the darkest of night and intended to express conflicting and sublime emotions about the nature of light and dark, and the physical/psychological responses of the artist.