Artist talk and walk-through with Danial Nord
Saturday, October 13, 2018
An intimate walk-through of Danial Nord’s new installation, Cloud Nine, with the artist at Torrance Art Museum. The event will also feature the artist, Danial Nord, in conversation discussing this work, its history, as well as his overall practice.
Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.
This event is open to all and free to attend.
Danial Nord is an interdisciplinary artist who reinterprets the familiar language and trappings of mass communication. Nord’s provocative installations draw from his accomplishments as an award winning designer-animator in the entertainment industry, as an internationally based fashion designer, and as a scenic and prop artist for film, television and theater. His agile manipulation of color, light, form, moving image, and sound catches viewers in a cycle of seduction and confrontation.
Nord's recent projects include commissioned installations for the Beall Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine, and the UC Santa Barbara Public Arts Research Lab in conjunction with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission. His large-scale media-driven sculptures were featured in "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now" at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and in the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial at the Orange County Museum of Art. He has exhibited in the US and abroad at World Expo 2010, Shanghai, China, Stadsmuseum Ghent, Belgium, in New York at Freight + Volume and ISE Cultural Foundation, in Philadelphia at ICA, and in the Los Angeles area at California Museum of Photography, Fringe Exhibitions, HAUS, Pacific Design Center, and the City of L.A. Municipal Art Gallery. His exhibitions have been covered by the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, ARTFORUM, Artweek, Artillery, Afterimage, and NPR. He has been honored with numerous awards including two Artistic Innovation Grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and a City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship.
Nord earned his BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome, Italy. He continued with postgraduate studies in communication technologies and media at School of Visual Arts and the NYU Center for Digital Multimedia in New York. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Kathy Rae Huffman is a pioneering curator, writer, producer, researcher, and lecturer on video and media art. Huffman co-founded the online community FACES: gender, technology, art. She received an MFA in Exhibition Design and a postgraduate certificate in Museum Studies from California State University Long Beach in 1980. She has written about, consulted for, and coordinated events for numerous international festivals and organizations, including European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Transmediale, Ars Electronica Festival, ICA Boston, Long Beach Museum of Art, and Cornerhouse in Manchester, UK.