Yellow Peril Gallery presents Paul Myoda at Contemporary Istanbul 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE > October 30, 2014

Yellow Peril Gallery presents Paul Myoda at Contemporary Istanbul 2014

PAUL MYODA, glittering_machines> john_bonham; shuffle (2014), acrylic, reflective acrylic, high-powered leds, microprocessor, circuit, 11.5" x 11.5" x

PAUL MYODA, glittering_machines> john_bonham; shuffle (2014) acrylic, reflective acrylic, high-powered leds, microprocessor, circuit, 11.5″ x 11.5″ x

CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL 2014

PLUGIN / 13-16 NOVEMBER 2014

YELLOW PERIL GALLERY | BOOTH P11

Istanbul Convention Center
Taşkışla Caddesi
Harbiye 34367
Istanbul, TURKEY

SHOW HOURS:

Thursday – Sunday, 11AM – 8PM

Preview / 12 November
by invitation only

Complimentary Tickets: info@yellowperilgallery.com

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present an installation of interactive illuminating sculptures that respond to the presence of viewers by Paul Myoda at Contemporary Istanbul 2014 in PLUGIN, the New Media Section, which focuses on the wide array of genres that make up the digital and design scene: video art, sound and light installations, interactive and generative design, indoor mapping projects, robotic designs and more.

The 9th edition of Contemporary Istanbul, the leading international art fair that draws attention to the dynamic art scene of this unique metropolis, will take place from 13-16 November 2014 at the Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC) and the Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC).

Since 2008, Paul Myoda has been working on cybernetic sculptures, which are dynamic, interactive works of art that investigate and borrow from various biological systems (i.e., communicational, behavioral, and environmental). In an age where the screen mediates every single one of our computing experiences, the field of cybernetic sculpture is in a break-out moment. Myoda states the basis for this claim: “The graphic user interfaces that allow us to interact with our computers and other electronic devices are beginning to feel too narrow, too constricting, too separating, too disembodied. Sculpture demands an awareness of the material qualities and symbolic potential of objects and spaces.”

The design of Myoda’s sculptures is informed by bioluminescent fauna, crystal morphology and computational geometry. An example of hybrid arts practice and cybernetic sculpture, the series bridges the disconnections and eases the anxieties of the post-industrial world through affect, presence and responsive gesture.

“In addition to having different structures, motions, lights and lenses, all of the machines have different circuits and coding, giving each sculpture a different interactive potential or behavioral attitude,” explains Myoda. “These attitudes range from predictability to spontaneity, the propensity to attract or repulse a viewer, and that to camouflage or reveal.”

Behind Myoda’s multi-faceted sculptural project is the passionate conviction that exploring different ways for computation to exist and interact physically in our world will combat this century’s version of alienation. His work does this beautifully and with an engineer’s attention to intricate detail and functional potential.

Contemporary Istanbul 2014 opens to the public on Thursday, 13 November; Preview will be on Wednesday, 12 November. Yellow Peril Gallery will be in the PLUGIN section of Contemporary Istanbul in Booth P11. This is the Providence-based contemporary art gallery’s first international art fair appearance outside the United States.

 

About Paul Myoda
Paul Myoda is a sculptor based in the woods of Chepachet, Rhode Island. Myoda is inspired by the underlying logic and mathematical principles of the natural world and applies them to his work with new media, technology and industrial materials. The result is compositions of light, motion, and form that find a balance and a beauty between the organic and the built. Regularly exhibited both nationally and internationally, his sculptures and installations are known for their elegance and their expression of organic forces through artificial materials and systems.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University, Myoda is recognized as an artist, designer, critic and educator. Based in NYC from 1990-2006, Myoda was represented by the Friedrich Petzel Gallery, and was co-founder of Big Room, an art production and design collective in New York City. He was also a contributor to Art in America, Flash Art and Frieze. He is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Warhol Foundation and Howard Foundation, among others.  In 2001 he participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Views Program and had a studio on the 91st floor of WTC I. In March of 2002 he co-created the Tribute in Light in memory of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, which has since become an annual installation. He was an adjunct professor at The City College of New York and has been in Brown University’s Visual Art Department since 2006.

Myoda’s most recent work, Glittering Machines, is a series of interactive illuminating sculptures that respond to the presence of viewers. Their design is informed by bioluminescent fauna, crystal morphology and computational geometry. An example of hybrid arts practice and cybernetic sculpture, the series bridges the disconnections and eases the anxieties of the post-industrial world through affect, presence and responsive gesture. His works are part of the collections of the Queens Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami and the Library of Congress. He has had solo exhibitions of Glittering Machines at the Dorsch Gallery in Miami, the Project 4 Gallery in Washington DC, and the Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence, RI. For more info about Paul Myoda, visit www.paulmyoda.com.

About Contemporary Istanbul
CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL will take place 13-16 November at Istanbul Congress Center (ICC) and Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre (ICEC). The leading international art fair in Turkey brings both local and international focus to the dynamic art scene in Turkey’s vibrant metropolis every November. New Horizons, a section of Contemporary Istanbul which offers an annual focus of contemporary art from a selected geographic region will this year put a spotlight on China. For the second year running an addition to the fair is Plug-In New Media Section, dedicated to showcasing digital art in a 1000 square meters area next to the main exhibition space. A comprehensive CI Dialogues program of talks and conferences will complement the second year of Plug-In Istanbul and New Horizons. For more info about Contemporary Istanbul, visit www.contemporaryistanbul.com.

About Yellow Peril Gallery
Founded in 2011, YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery fosters modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging, mid-career and established artists in the United States and abroad. Our inventory comprises of works of art from critically-acclaimed artists who have been featured in biennials and museum exhibitions, participated in top tier art fairs and acquired by private collectors worldwide. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and 10% from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit www.yellowperilgallery.com.

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If you’d like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with PAUL MYODA, please contact Vanphouthon Souvannasane at +1 917 655 1497 or via e-mail at van@yellowperilgallery.com.