Artist Jessica Gomula-Kruzic’s intermedia installation work employs the use of animation and video sequences projected into large scale installation environments which elicit viewer interaction and participation. Her work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, in traditional and non-traditional settings. She is professor of Time Based Media at California State University, Stanislaus. This project continues her goal to create collaborative intermedia artwork in alternative public spaces and will expand her social-consciousness subject matter through the metaphorical use of architecture.
Artist Christian Hali uses architecture and landscape as a visual metaphor for the human condition. Hali’s award-winning collaborative work includes art direction for Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues and Playhouse Disney. His fine art work has been exhibited in New York, New Jersey, and California, and he has taught new media courses at CSU Stanislaus. This project builds upon his artistic interest in the intersection of people, infrastructure, and community and will allow his work to be used as a public vehicle for awareness and change.
Museum Director and Project Advisor
The project will receive advising from Bob Barzan, the executive director of the Modesto Art Museum. Barzan will be the primary contact between the artists and the museum and will meet with the artists regularly. He will work with the artists in the organizing of public screenings of the finished videos, and has already coordinated their exhibition with the Gallo Center, Anderson Art Gallery, and the Chartreuse Muse in Modesto.
Sound Director and Technical Advisor
Artist Christopher Gomula-Kruzic is a manager of information by day and a digital asset artist by night. For more than 15 years he has been experimenting with sound and surveillance, creating compositions for performances, engineering mobile installations, and doing a bit of live DJ-ing along the way. Moving to Modesto in 2005, he has been inspired by events such as Woodstockhausen and 01SJ. His performances and creations tend to use unusual perspectives, ranging from hidden video cameras to helium blimp surveillance.
We are very excited to have an excellent crew of collaborating artists to work with us on the production of this large scale project. Meet each of them first hand by watching their own video self-portraits. Collaborating Artistic Producers: Brittney Miller, Julie Strong, Alyssa Martinez, and Cynthia Soto.