Friday, October 17, 2008

First Fridays

This months reception at FIVEten featuring the art of Julia Goodman.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

tell-tales: Works by Julia Goodman

FIVEten Studio Presents

Julia Goodman

Oct 1 through Oct. 30 2008
Reception Friday Oct. 3, 2008 6-9pm

Julia Goodman is an artist and papermaker, living and working in San Francisco. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she received her Bachelors in International Relations and Peace and Justice Studies from Tufts University in 2001. Julia spent six years in the Los Angeles area working at non-profit arts organizations and teaching at a dropout
recovery high school. She has exhibited at galleries and museums throughout California and is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts at the California College of Arts.

In tell-tales, Julia Goodman experiments with the narrative potential of tracking wind through sculpture and photography. A tell-tale is both a literary and nautical term. Handmade paper sculptures track air circulating and movement. The pieces are all made from gathered junk mail repurposed with the intentions of telling a more personal and open story. With photographic assistance from Klea McKenna, this investigation travels on to film to capture an immediate and phenomenological experience of wind.

The Real Buzz Lightyear

Yves Rossy Flies Over the English Channel

It was amazing enough back in 2003 when Yves Rossy began his Flying Man project and jumped out of a plane with stubby wings strapped to his back. On September 26, 2008, he truly over exceeded this achievement with his Jet-Man project and crossed the English Channel in just 10 minutes.

The final design was equipped with two kerosene-powered jet engines, foldable carbon wings and handles for easier manipulation. With this new design, Rossy had the freedom to glide or dive and became the first man to fly like a bird. Rossy leaped from a plane, fired up his jets and made the 22-mile trip from Calais, France, to Dover, England, for the solo flight.

"It was absolutely fantastic; freedom in three dimensions…I felt like a bird."
- Yves Rossy