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Monday, June 3, 2019

VISIONS OPENING IN LA


My opening exhibition for my Visions - An Augmented Reality Series starts this  week at The Landmark Theatre in  LA, CA for the 10th anniversary of The New Media Festival. It is a pleasure to be working with Susan Johnston and the New Media team and I appreciate them hosting this cutting edge exhibition of my Augmented Reality Photographs.

Be sure to stop by and see other world premieres in new media like David Bowie Is The official augmented reality adaptation of the legendary exhibition, introduced and narrated by Oscar winner, Gary Oldman, and many other world premieres.
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

2019 UPDATES


I have been behind on my blog in 2019! I have been very busy with new works, preparation for my LA Visions Exhibition, and expansion of my Augmented Reality App ARt. More info on all this to come, but for now here is a quick catch up:)

Sister Wendy Beckett: Envisioning Art Curated By Graham Sheering -
Having work in an exhibition honoring such an amazing person was a treat to be a part of. Noted Pittsburgh art dealer and art critic Graham Shearing, who curated the show, describes it as follows:
“How did a nun capture the imagination of the public simply through an enthusiastic contemplation of art? And through the unlikely medium of television?
This exhibition suggests that she found the spiritual not only in religious art, but in other, unlikely sources.
Here, a collection of art from public and private collections, and the work of living artists, reveals diverse visions of the spiritual. This may require hard looking, which was the practice of this nun, following the precept of the Victorian critic, John Ruskin: ‘To see clearly,’ he observed, ‘is poetry, prophecy, and religion, – all in one.’

Artist talk in conversation with curator, collector and friend Graham Sheering -
I was really happy to do a light artist talk and discussion with Graham during the exhibition.  Great hearing students speak about the show on a deeper level. The interest in the show to the Art Therapy department was a refreshing and insightful by-product as well. Some photos and the write up in the Tribune Review below.





https://triblive.com/aande/museums/seton-hill-gallery-show-inspired-by-british-art-historian/

The St. Lawrence Church Youth Group -
It was a pleasure sharing some works and speaking with The St. Lawrence Church Youth Group about my journey in my faith and the making of Sacred Art. I felt the kids really connected with the work. What a great group of young men and women!

    

Artist Talk with the AAUW -
I enjoyed spending time with the AAUW speaking about my work at the Murrysville Municipal Building. It was very nice to see some old friends and also nice to share some of my work with the community. Below you can find the link to the accompanying article in the Tribune Review.





https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/augmented-reality-artist-will-be-featured-speaker-at-aauw-meeting-in-murrysville/
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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Tokyo International Foto Awards 2018


I am very happy to share that I have received a Bronze Award for my Visions Augmented Reality Series and a second Bronze Award for my  work Return To Your Post in the Tokyo International Foto Awards. There will be an exhibition of the Visions Series in LA, CA in June at The Landmark Theatre with more information available in the coming months. Return To Your Post was created for The International Free Expression Project. Combining old photographs from the 1950s and my own photographs at the closing and demolition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Press building on the Boulevard of the Allies, I constructed a brief moment of time when the workers of the newspaper return to their posts for one last shift. The video can be seen at the link below.
https://youtu.be/T9JZqKvo-_Y







https://www.tokyofotoawards.jp/winners/tokyo/2018/4409/
https://www.tokyofotoawards.jp/winners/tokyo/2018/4410/
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2018


My augmented reality series Visions has received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 International Photography Awards. The series can be seen online in video format, however the work is specifically created to be experienced through my augmented reality app ARt. Viewing through the app elevates the content and shows off the 3 dimensional aspects and spacial qualities of the work. To download the app on iTunes store or google play use the links below. Small open edition prints can be purchased through inprnt and larger, Limited Edition, signed and numbered prints can be purchased by contacting me directly.  Check out the links below for details.

International Photography Awards- https://www.photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-164920-18

Visions Series video link- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2MSTkB1FnGxbVkiqarkYW8FEF6nCnF91

Open edition prints- https://www.inprnt.com/frames/crue57/

ARt on Itunes Store- https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/art-by-christopher-ruane/id1353968966

ARt on Google Play- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.christopherruane.ARt&hl=en_US


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Monday, June 25, 2018

2018 Best Augmented Reality


I am excited to share with everyone that Greetings From The Columbus Villa won best Augmented Reality 2018 at the 9th New Media Film Festival. I was happy to be welcomed into the category of film and enjoyed the LA art scene very much. I also enjoyed a Q&A with Allison Dollar, Johnathan Kitzen and other great directors and film makers. A big thanks to Susan Johnston of the New Media Film Festival, and the folks at HBO, Marvel, Grammy Awards, & BMI for the award and recognition. Overall, a great trip to California with my beautiful wife Stefanie! This year’s winners below and check out some pics from my trip and the in app AR video. Download the app on iTunes and Google Play now and prints available here: http://www.christopherruane.com/Modules/Site/Prints.aspx

iTunes Download:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/art-by-christopher-ruane/id1353968966

Google Play Download:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.christopherruane.ARt&hl=en_US

Award Winners
http://r.mail.newmediafilmfestival.com/ne8bus6agc.html





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Thursday, June 14, 2018

An Epic Event That Merges Story And Technology On A Global Scale


My AR work Greetings From The Columbus Villa  premieres June 17th at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles, California. Over 110 New Media Films & Content from 40 countries, 36 World – 7 US and 24 Los Angeles premieres. Oscar winners, sports legends, 5 time X Medalist Elliot Sloan, Olympian Gabby Douglas, legendary talent Jeff Bridges, Edward James Olmos, Ed Asner, Legendary musical artists Mos Def, Foo Fighter keyboardist Rami Jaffee, Marceline the Vampire (aka Olivia Olson), Vanderslice are all part of the festival this year.

More about my session, New Media Session 6, at the link below:

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3801310


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Monday, June 4, 2018

NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL


My new Augmented Reality piece, Greetings from the Columbus Villa, will be shown at The New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA June 16-17. Greetings from the Columbus Villa is one of many World Premieres in the 9th edition and is nominated for best AR, AI, and 5D. With judges from Emmys, Grammy Awards, HBO, BMI, and Marvel, I am honored to have my work viewed in this new arena. I am also very excited to be in consideration for the Best of Category award, Audience Award and/or Grand Prize $45,000.00 in awards. June 16-17 2018 - James Bridges Theater Los Angeles, CA
An explosive lineup - from Teens to Oscar Winners - VR to Docs - Jeff Bridges to Marceline the Vampire & more on sale now.
For more information or tickets, please click the link below.
See you on the Red Carpet:)
https://www.newmediafilmfestival.com


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Exposición Internacional De Los Finalistas Del Premio Fomenar 2017





30 Artists From 17 Countries
Andreii Chenko (Ukraine), Mona Hoel (Finland), Artur Golacki (UK), Pierpaolo Manfrè (Italy), Javier Volovich (Israel), Armin Armirian (Iran), Jessica McVicker (USA), Sabrina Grossi (Italy), Dzmitryi Kashtaryan (Belarus), Eugenia Shchukina (Russia), Christopher Ruane (USA), Tatyana Neklydovna (Russia), Alberto Sánchez (Australia), Roger Grasas (Spain), Matthias Kretschmer (Austria), Ryota Matsumoto (Japan), Sara Coluccia (Italy), Dmitri Matkowski (Russia), Moreno Gasparetto (Italy), Laura Alunni (Italy), Evgeny Kolesnik (Russia), Anneliese Di Vora (Austria), Katya ByStreetSky (Russia), Adelya Mukhametzhanova (Russia), Zac Endter (Austria), Lars Anderson (USA), Stefano Barattini (Italy).
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Fomenar Prize - Barcelona Spain


My work The Lions' Den has been selected as a  finalist for the Fomenar prize. The thirty works selected will be on display at Art Nou Milleni Gallery in Barcelona (Spain) April 12th-26th. I am very happy to be part of this exhibition and look forward to meeting the 29 other artists from around the world.




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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cordite Poetry Review


My work TV Dinner is part of Cordite Poetry Review's newest issue of EKPHRASTIC. Cordite is an Australian international journal of poetry review and criticism, and series of print books. I was included in this issue thanks to the talented poet, Mr. David Ades. This may sound confusing, but Mr. Ades wrote a poem referring to two pieces contained in the Verse Envisioned Anthology, Chris Yeager’s Remember That Vietnamese Guy They Shot On TV In 1968 and my work T.V. Dinner. Ades really captures the timeless aspects of our experiences. Some moments whether seen first hand or viewed on a television are so powerful they echo through history and possibly forever.  Be sure to read the poem at the link. * http://cordite.org.au/poetry/ekphrastic/summary-execution-execution-execution/*





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