All posts by Roger Belveal

Sculptor to the DFW tech design community, known for 3D steel tech art commentary on digital culture. Belveal's Iconic work, My Favorite Machine, a trio of six foot tall smart phones of concrete and steel celebrated the affection people have for objects of great design and its impact on the contemporary human experience. It has been called the mascot to mobile design and has become an icon for mobile product innovators. It is currently on display with technology incubator, TechWildcatters. The sequel, MyPhoneHenge, a circle of giant monoliths resembling smartphones of steel, concrete, selected objects, and live interactive media extends the commentary to the social and historical. Artist crossing boundaries between the digital and real worlds, Belveal's work has served as the centerpiece for the BIG(D)ESIGN Conference two years in a row and has been featured in multiple Human-Computer-Interaction articles and videos. It has been a popular backdrop for podcasts and tech talks in various locations. Links to many of these, videos, photos, and other features are located on the www.belveal.net web site/blog . Check out Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/belveal

Edges & Intersections; A Blast!

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The “Edges and Intersections” launch party happened last weekend in the TechWildcatters headquarters, which is housed in an old historic church building in the Dallas uptown area.  TechWildcatters, a technology startup incubator in the Dallas area, hosting the event meant there were sure to be plenty of geeks and entrepreneurs in the crowd.  This unique space filed to the brim with great art brought in the pure art lovers as well.  The two combined meant people like me who cross all those boundaries couldn’t stay away.

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Great time had by all.  Art sold, musicians played, old friends mingled, new friends made.  Ideas bounced around like sounds in an echo chamber.  The rafters range with notions of electronic genius as provocative images of technology and visual splendor brought the people in the door and kept them for the whole evening.  Of course , tasty food and drink also keep people in the house.

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Marking the entry way were my Tech-expressionist sculptures; six foot tall rugged steel and concrete renditions of smart phones.  These iconic images have been called the mascot of mobile design around the Dallas tech design community, being a center piece in show after show celebrating technology and innovation.

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Of course the rest of the show was spectacular too. Paintings of all styles filling two floors and a launch pad of robotics copters taking flight multiple times throughout the evening.

Can’t wait to do it again soon!

Random Art @Blow-Up

Wow! A huge turnout at the Blow-Up Gallery for the Random Art show in spite of suddenly cold weather. Lots of art fans making this the highlight of their Friday evening to hang out and see what the creative and daring artists have to show. The art on display was a wild eclectic mix, almost as varied as the crowd that showed up to see it.

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Note, some viewing the big phone art and others just their phones.

– roger

Blow-Up Gallery Invitation

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Hey tech art fans,

I have been invited to show next Friday Nov 22 at the Blow-Up gallery in Dallas. This will be a very interesting mix of eclectic art.  the dual monitors on #5 from the MyPhoneHenge collection will be displaying some very cool “Glitch art’ by another local artist.  What a fantastic match!  A total celebration of the jagged in the digital world, virtual and physical!
Real world or metaphor?
Real world or metaphor?
The gallery is locate in The Shops @ Park Lane

8060 Park Lane
#126
Dallas, TX 75231

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Check out the details at Randomart.eventbrite.com