Mario Zoots 32x48 inches. Photo Collage on Panel.
In Untitled (2013), a picture of a face that is slightly faded and pixilated has quartz shooting from the eyes, the act of looking becomes physical, solid.
From July 16 – September 2, 2013, Denver will host the Biennial of the Americas, an international festival of ideas, art, and culture. Draft Urbanism brings together artists and architects from across the Americas to examine the evolving relationship we have with our cities, acknowledging and embracing that urban space is inherently in flux. Four large-scale architecture installations will address site-specific urban challenges and key planning issues presently facing downtown Denver, while artwork and text will be exhibited on billboards and signage throughout the area, temporarily refashioning the city as one giant exhibition.
Introducing: Men in Burka.
The crew out of Denver is the brain child of Kamran Khan, member of Modern Witch. The project began as a solo effort founded in September of 2011. Khan recruited fellow Modern Witch member Mario Zoots and long time collaborator Strange Powers shortly after the project’s inception. Their self-titled debut with the Bay Area’s Tundra Dubs label was released on the 15th of May 2012. The album was a blend of various Middle Eastern themes and influenced by the rhythms of modern dance music including Chicago House, Hip Hop, Bass, Electro and Bounce.
Since their first release, the group has gone on to share stages with Balkan Beat Box, Chelsea Wolfe, SSION, Pictureplane, Tanlines, oOoOO and many others. In 2012 MIB played over 30 shows including the two biggest Denver music festivals (Underground Music Showcase and the Westword Music Showcase), played several shows at SXSW and self-released a follow up album titled War / Magic.
The 6-track EP “Techno Allah” is scheduled for release end of July on ltd. 12” Vinyl, ltd. CD and Digital Download.
I have a feature length Interview in Raw Fury. Raw Fury is a zine focusing on contemporary street and urban art and graphics in Chicago and Denver. Published by Institute of Sociometry (Denver) + Flatlands Studios (Chicago).
I exhibited a new piece in Berlin on April 24th 2013. Info below..
032c WORKSHOP / Joerg Koch is pleased to present “NOTES ON FORM”, a group show curated by CARSON CHAN.
Form is the vehicle that conveys our ideas, whims, and errant musings. 032c editor-at-large Carson Chan puts together a survey of some forms that have taken hold of his current thinking.
ARTISTS: David Adamo, Shane Anderson, Rachel de Joode, Lindsay Lawson, Hadley+Maxwell, Zoë Claire Miller, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Niko Princen & Marjonne van Randwijk, Timur Si-Qin, Rein Vollenga, Mario Zoots.
Exhibition design: Witthöft & LaTourelle
I taught a workshop about collage at the University of Denver last week. It went really well and the class had a good time tearing up paper and making new work.
fantastic voyage - new gif
solaris - new gif
thx 1138 - new gif