DAY for NIGHT – In the Press
Day for Night @ TheFedGalleries
The ‘Day for Night Project’ in the Press: ArtPrize 9 Juror’s Shortlist Public Response – Larry Ossei-Mensah
Interview with Larry Ossei-Mensah 9/25/17 Interviewer: Jim Moreno Camera: Brandon Cooley Produced by The Rapidian and GRTV Proud services of the Community Media Center
Promotional Video for ArtPrize 9, 2017
For the ninth iteration of the world’s most radically open art event, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University’s (KCAD’s) TheFedGalleries @ KCAD will unveil an exhibition that explores the gap between our authentic experiences of reality and the artificial experiences we encounter daily through a never-ending and ever-evolving barrage of media.
DAY for NIGHT: The Augmented City
Promotional Video for ArtPrize 9, 2017 hosted in Grand Rapid, MI – showing various venues and artworks including The Day for Night Project by John Naccarato which was part of the group exhibit at The Fed Galleries, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI, 2017
The Grand Rapids Project Mural
The AUGMENTED CITY is made up of multiple STORY MARKERS, which are also associated with the DAY for NIGHT narrative and located throughout the city of Grand Rapids.
Some of these markers are site-specific to the location, consisting of landmarks, architectural structures and designs such as the mural found across from Fed Galleries or the Blue Bridge. Others consist of non-site-specific elements such as street signs and can be triggered anywhere throughout the city.
on Canvas & Paper
The Grand Rapids Project was commissioned by Jack Hoedeman with the idea of capturing the history, and present day spirit of the people and the city of Grand Rapids as well as the state of Michigan.
Project-X Installation Series (2006-2008)
Selected Works on Canvas and Paper: Between 1993 and 2017, the artist has created over 1000 sketches on paper and canvas using various mediums – lead, ink, charcoal, pastels. Also during this period over 300 oil and acrylic based paintings were created.
Untitled (a.k.a. Leonard), Hybrid Sculptural Object, 2010 – 2018
The possibility exists for the merging of technology and art, so that the artist and observer both interact within the event, and/or in the creation of the art object.
Untitled (a.k.a. Marta), Hybrid Sculptural Object, 2010 – 2018
‘Untitled (aka Leonard)’ was the first Hybrid Sculptural Object, conceived for a series entitled ‘The Limits of Control’ (2009), followed by three other Objects entitled, ‘Untitled (aka Marta’), ‘Holy Cow Television’, and ‘Presence’.
Holy Cow Television (2010-2018)
Untitled (a.k.a. Marta) was developed in relationship to Untitled (a.k.a. Leonard). Each of these Hybrid Sculptural Objects were meant to interact with each other through the syncopated clicking and clanking sounds emitting from their speakers.
Holy Cow Television, is comprised of two skinned TV units, one of which is an integrated TV/VCR combo unit. Both TV units rest on a bare wood skeleton frame. A small plastic cow sits in front of the first TV, and its projected double can be seen on the second TV set just behind it.