Armory Week - New York City

Hey Glitch fans!

Wanted to let you guys know that I'll be featured at an exhibition in the See.Me gallery in New York City.  I shared the details below. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend but if you're in the area, definitely stop by.  The See.Me guys throw a sick party and it's a great place to meet other artists.  Plus, free wine. :D

- Ken


Thanks for being a part of Year in Review 2013 . With your entry you were guaranteed inclusion in the digital Group Show hosted in our gallery space during Armory Week in NYC, which is coming up this week! We’ll be hard at work producing the show in the days to come and are so excited to celebrate your work. 

If you’re in the New York City area, we hope that you’ll join us for the opening party: 
 

Friday, March 7th
7pm through 10pm

See.Me Exhibition Space
26-19 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/B0Wdr 

Free wine provided by:
Square Wines

Dance along to music from:
MELTCHA

We hope to see you there!

Best,
See.Me 

LargerStory.See.Me

LargerStory.See.Me

 

Glitch Art Gallery Opening

OMG amazing news! My glitch art photography is going to be featured at a gallery opening in New York City. I mentioned that I have my glitch art for sale on a profile on See.Me . Well, the editors have picked three of my pieces to a part of this international exhibition. It's the launch of their new digital exhibition space. Man! These guys are awesome! I would love to see fans of glitch art there.  The opening reception is on July 25th and I'll definitely be attending. I posted the invitation below.

Glitch Art

Glitch Art

The Story of the Creative

The creative force is unstoppable.  It is a force of humanity, of inspiration and dedication.   It is universal.  This summer you are invited to celebrate “The Story of the Creative”.

Please join us for the opening reception:

Thursday, July 25th

7p through  11p

The show continues through September 10th.

Complimentary Cocktails

Provided by Absolut Vodka

See.Me is proud to present a selection of our members representing over 100 different nations.  This exquisite collection of work features a diverse range of mediums, styles, influences, and inspirations.  The work displayed will include sculpture, works on paper, and the launch of our newly built digital exhibition room.

See | Exhibition Space

26-19 Jackson Ave.

Long Island City, NY 11101

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/B0Wdr

RSVP to: annielaurie@see.me

See.Me is an international community of over 700,000 artists, photographers, fashion creators, musicians and more, sharing and celebrating what they love at www.see.me

 

Picture by glitch: McKinney native develops unique photographic art form

Just saw this article featuring my glitch art in a local newspaper.  Love it. 

#glitchalley
Photo courtesy of Ken Morris - McKinney native Ken Morris recently started creating "Glitch Art Panorama Photography," a rare form of photographic art. For this piece, #glitchalley, Morris spun in a circle while taking the shot, thus creating skips in the middle.

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 6:06 PM CDT

McKinney High School graduate Ken Morris is at it again. He has another way to engage others digitally.

Morris, a 2003 grad, recently stumbled upon a unique kind of expression, what he calls "Glitch Art Panorama Photography." Using the panoramic feature on his iPhone while cascading up, down and around a scene in front of him, Morris creates a picture in motion.

"It's more of a movement piece; it captures the movement as I'm taking the photo, so you can tell where my arms are, my body is, where the rest of the scene is.

"It's really more like a dance."

Add a photo-editing and color-correction app, and Morris's phone is his palette. "No Photoshop, though," he assured. "I twist and turn and spin, and that creates bent buildings and curved horizons."

His artistic photography - or photographic art - premiered in March at the RatCity ArtCity Art Walk in Seattle, Wash., where he now lives. There he sold one piece; it's also available on Etsy.com, an online marketplace for handmade items. Since the festival, it's been featured on artist Philip Stearns' blog, he said.

Morris said he knows of just a few others who've taken to the style, as discovered through extensive online browsing. He came into it accidentally: while taking a panorama of a sunset, he started walking away without ending the shot.

What would happen if he took a panorama of his feet while walking, he pondered.

"That's the first time I'd ever seen that kind of glitch art photography," he said. "I just absolutely fell in love with it."

From there he experimented with different lights, scenes and angles. The term "glitch art" comes from manipulating electronic devices and files for aesthetic purposes; thus, creativity in Morris's art hinges as much on intentional changes in color and other basic parts of each picture.

"It's a very specific kind of abstract photography," he said.

Inspiration is all around, whether a building caught by the early sun or a cloudy day with added darkness. A piece's typical print size is about 10 inches tall and 30 inches wide, Morris said, but like most digital products, that's up for edit.

What started as an impromptu hobby has become a consistent venture for Morris, but he says it's less about the money than it is about spurring others to think and view the world differently.

That approach isn't new. Last year he attempted to launch an app-based TV show called Parked 3D. It never truly got off the ground, but was another innovative digital creation.

Morris said he continues his work in film and TV - screenwriting, video developing, storytelling - what he's done since his time in McKinney. His new art form is simply another avenue to connect in a digital society.

"It's a whole new way to share my story and express myself and really engage other people," he said. "I hope that as this becomes more popular, people buying and selling and viewing it will be inspired to talk to each other."

Experimenting with glitch art panorama will go on, the honing of subjects, titles and manipulations. All Morris needs is a phone and some imagination.

"We've become such an isolated culture, I really want to do things to help correct that and bring people back together," he said. "Technology can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how you use it."

For examples of Morris's work, visit officialkenmorris.com.