[Announcement for a talk I’m giving at a new art gallery right around the block from me called the Eighth Veil, a great new addition to the handful of interesting galleries here in Hollywood/West Hollywood. The name of the gallery actually derives from the name of the go go bar that sits right next to it, Seventh Veil. I don’t know Gregory’s work but his talk sounds really great.]


Thursday, July 16th
(One night only)

7174 Sunset Blvd. (@ Formosa)
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Asked by current exhibition curator Jibade-Khalil Huffman, to speak on the subject of writing and/or language in its relation to image (and vice-versa), Kim Stefans and Wieber will address, among other things, the very nature of images and image-making (be it text-based work or otherwise) in our current climate.

Brian Kim Stefans will present, “The Lure of the Scrawl,” a talk about the possibilities of animated handwritten script in digital text art.

Stefans is a poet and digital artist whose recent books include Kluge: A Meditation, and other works (Roof, 2007), What is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Factory School, 2006), and Before Starting Over: Essays and Interviews (Salt Publishing, 2007). His digital works such as “The Dreamlife of Letters” and “Star Wars, One Letter at a Time” have been shown in gallery settings worldwide; his most recent project, “Scriptor,” recently opened in Los Angeles. many of these can be found at his website, www.arras.net. He is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA, specializing in poetry and electronic writing.

Gregory Wieber will present, “Complexity out of Chaos,” a talk about markets, societies, online social networks, and life itself as complex phenomena which often arise out of chaos. How much of what we assume to be random is actually pre-determined? This talk will look at examples of chaos and complexity in a variety of situations.

Wieber is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. An alumni of Bard College, Greg left New York for California in 2004. In addition to his personal artistic endeavors in music, art, and photography, he works in the field of interaction design — most recently for Electronic Arts (EA).

Eighth Veil is a new contemporary art exhibition and publishing house located in Hollywood, California. Eighth Veil provides artists with studio space on the premises in which they can conceptualize printed matter and closely oversee its production. This opportunity is extended to artists exhibiting with Eighth Veil as well as individuals chosen by the gallery, commissioning works on a per project basis. Eighth Veil aims to develop close relationships with artists and provide more visibility to their process, allowing creativity beyond their normal medium and into print.

For more information please contact Nicole Katz: nicole@eighthveil.org or 323 645 6639

For press inquiries please contact Jessica Trent: pr.avantgarde@gmail.com or 310 968 9373