Paul Catanese, Hybrid Media Artist
Chicago Cultural Center Residency & Exhibition [ Summer, 2016 ]
I'm proud to announce that Visible from Space (2009-present) will be launching at the Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery on July 8, 2016 for a three month residency & exhibition open through September 27.

Visible from Space erupts from a thought experiment about creating drawings on Earth so large they would be visible from the moon. During this residency & exhibition, modes of production from the artist studio, film set, black box theater, and site-specific installation will intermingle as I compose large-scale diagrammatic drawings on the floor of the gallery using a modular set of props that includes reflective film, agricultural netting, aerial targeting panels, mooring posts, and hundreds of rigid dimensional lines. At regularly scheduled times, I will be piloting a 12-foot blimp to fly over, observe, project and record aerial footage of these viewed from the moon works; during the course of the residency, these scenes will be edited into a long-form variable-channel video. Learn more...

Paul Catanese is a hybrid media artist whose diverse range of works include installation, printmaking, video, sculptural objects, handmade paper, artists books, code,, and projections which have been exhibited internationally, notably at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, La Villette and the China Academy of Art; with screenings at the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Stuttgart Filmwinter, FILE, ANIMAC, ExUrban Screens, New Forms Festival, and ISEA2014 Dubai. He has received commissions from and, and was awarded a 2014 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship. Catanese is Associate Professor of Art & Art History and Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago.