D. Carlton Bright is a self-taught visual artist who has been working out of New York City for the past 27 years. He has found his artistic direction has been influenced by many things, including his eclectic history of activities needed for basic financial income and other various experiences.

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The Sky-Cone

THE SKY-CONE // CARLTON BRIGHT,
with 3D modeling assistance from Larry Auerbach
Location: Parking Lot, corner of Driggs & N. 5th St.

ventana244 ART SPACE
244 N. 6th St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
APRIL 16-MAY 8, 2011
OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2-5PM

The Sky-Cone is an idea that sprang from my morning walk toward areas in the neighborhood where I can see the sky. It is my way of getting in touch with the day. The Sky-Cone encourages people to use their personal mobile devices to look up at the sky, outside themselves: a departure point for awareness of the ever-present and yet ever-changing sky above, and the space we exist in.

We are fortunate to be living in an era where the discrete areas of the arts can merge and transform themselves via the new territories that technology is making available. Augmented Reality for mobile devices is a good example. As a long-time sculptor and video artist I am intrigued by the fresh notion of a sculptural “antigravity-ness”. I am also interested in being able to make a virtual geological placement of a sculpture, determined by,and reliant on, a host of distant and never-to-be-seen, man-made satellites. Mr. Clarke described it in this way: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Carlton Bright has been based in New York City since 1978. His media projects include video documentation of art and performance, as well as the use of paired SX-70 cameras and other devices to make stereoptical photographs. He currently works as a sculptor and has developed extensive experimental work with stereoptic video.

DÉCOLLAGE: TORN EXTERIORS—
AUGMENTED REALITIES FOR THE SMARTPHONE