Solo show at Bergamot
-Digitalogue Gallery at Bergamot Station was the pioneering gallery owned by Japanese electronic media arts producer Enami Naomi. I was the first artist to show there in "96 and John Maeda was the second. Maeda went on to become President of RISD. Though I had significant sales the owner, Naomi Enami, closed it after a Japanese financial crisis and then went into a coma shortly after. Years later I contacted Maeda at RISD and said I had gone there and asked him if Enami ever came out of it but he said "sadly no."
An interesting bio of Enami can be found here ENAMI Naomi | Special Achievement Award | 2012 [16th] | Japan Media Arts Festival Archive
Models at show and studio video
A video on my youtube page shows some of the show with models including part of my 10' x 15' foot free standing digital vinyl billboard:
Above is my wife Donna in her Digitalogue Happi Coat for the opening reception.
About Digitalogue show
Digitalogue Japan produced interactive CD-ROMs mostly for the Japanese market of Photography and bio-graphs of artists such as Salvadore Dali. My solo show at their Santa Monica gallery consisted of my large work '" 4096: Trust Time." The title was derived not from the year 96 but rather as a digital computer base 8 number from my nudes and numbers series.
about free-standing billboard
The large free standing billboard work was called "marble Figs" and featured my rendering of a drawing of Cheech Marin , who I photographed and one of my other models morphing from a sketch to a marble sculpture.