1. Documentation of "Between the Lines" a color field breakdown of an image of scanned skin. 3.5' x 6' lenticular print on light-box, shown at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery from January 20th to April 14th 2012.

    The print looks static from a distance, but moves and changes according to the viewer's movement and perspective.

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  2. Animated confetti, extracted from a pixelized image of scanned skin. The animation's pattern mimics analog television static. Fuzzyland was originally shown through a series of Guerilla performances which utilized television monitors within the commercial sector, at stores like The Gap and the Good Guys (an electronics store on Bush St. in San Francisco). Fuzzyland was also used as silent performance/static filler between videos and performances, and a kind of mock sky scape locator map for “You are Here”. A commemorative performance to celebrate 25 years of Southern Exposure (a non-profit gallery in San Francisco) in San Francisco MOMA’s Phyllis Wattis Theater. This remastered version, was recently screened on the Big Screen Project, an outdoor projection space on 6th Avenue, NY, NY

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  3. Excerpt from looped “video
    wallpaper” intended to function
    like a fireplace or fish tank video.
    Woman shot from the waist down
    pivots hips while wearing a merkin
    (pubic wig) made from clover.
    In using the device of a Victorian
    pubic wig, I hoped, mirror the fuzzy
    lexicon of post-feminist culture
    while giving it a pre-women’s
    movement historical reference
    point. A personal reconciling and
    homage to prevalent body art
    imagery of the late 1960’s to 1980’s.
    Clover Merkin cross references
    imagery of the women’s movement
    with popular cultural currents like
    teletubbies, sex in the city, brazillian
    waxes, internet dating videos, and
    overall, a kind of simple joy and
    and dumb luck. This video has been screened at Mirror Gallery, London College of Printmaking, London, UK, and the Big Screen Project above 6th Avenue, NY, NY

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heather sparks

heather sparks

Heather Sparks is a conceptual artist whose work spans installation, sculpture, and video, as well as drawing, painting, performance, and artist actions. Heather’s work has been exhibited internationally, and was recently screened at the Sotheby’s Institute…


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Heather Sparks is a conceptual artist whose work spans installation, sculpture, and video, as well as drawing, painting, performance, and artist actions. Heather’s work has been exhibited internationally, and was recently screened at the Sotheby’s Institute in New York in conjunction with Jeremy Blake and Haluk Akakce. Her work can currently be seen on the Big Screen Project on 6th Avenue in New York, and was recently exhibited at the Atomic Testing Museum, Smithsonian Museum, Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with the Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas and Creative Time, NY. She has been included in the Observatori Biennale in Valencia, Spain and in the Lyon Biennale, in Lyon, France. Her work has been reviewed and featured in Flash Art, World Sculpture News, Art Papers, LA Times, Herald Tribune, Ha’aratz, Studio Magazine, Camerawork Journal of Photographic Arts, Surface Magazine, Architecture Now, Der Freund, SF Bay Guardian, Slash Seconds, Opium Magazine, Zing Magazine, and other publications. Heather received her MFA from Stanford University in 2007. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, received a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship in 1994, and was a Kala artist in residence in 2000. Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, and her graphic novel “It Colors Your Life: A Coloring Book of Drinking and Smoking” is scheduled for publication in 2012. Her work will be exhibited at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery and Ictus Gallery, SF, in January 2012.

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