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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: 

 alex and rebecca @ gallery

Above is my wife  Donna in her Digitalogue Happi Coat for the opening reception.

 
 Installation of my 10' x 15' foot arched, free-standing, vinyl billboard print and the gallery at Bergamot station on the day of the opening.

Installation of my 10' x 15' foot arched, free-standing, vinyl billboard print and the gallery at Bergamot station on the day of the opening.

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.