Join us for the opening recpetion on March 5, 2020 at 5:00pm for "Technology and the Arts"
Location: LH Horton Art Gallery
Exhibit Timeframe: March 5 - April 3, 2020
The Exhibition Features:
- Interactive Digital Ecosystems
- Augmented Reality Paintings
- Digital Conversations brought into physical space
- Images and Popular Quotes Captured by Algorithms
- 3D Printed Sculpture
- Digitally Animated Sculpture
- Virtual Reality Experience
The exhibition is curated by Gallery Director, Jan Marlese, and presents the work of seven artists whose creations are produced through a variety of computer-based technologies. Many of the works are interactive, including samples from San Francisco-based artist, Marpi, who designs vast digital ecosystems that are brought into being and shaped by users. Visitors may also engage with Daniel Leighton’s 2D printed digital paintings, which come to life through Augmented Reality using an app for the iPhone and iPad. Rushali’s Silent Words brings digital conversations into physical space. Other works taking physical form include Sophia Brueckner’s commemorative plate series produced using Amazon Kindle Popular Highlight algorithm and Photoshop Photomerge algorithm. Also displayed is Can Büyükberber’s digital sculpture and animated artwork series, 3D printed sculpture by Joshua Harker, as well as 2D digital painting and 3D printed sculpture by Academy Award winning visual effects pioneer, Kevin Mack.
The exhibition was conceived on the belief that “technology and the need for new skills are shifting the workforce — requiring workers to be more creative and demanding culturally competent and innovative thinkers who are prepared to solve new global problems. Advocates for STEAM education — the intersection of science, technology, engineering, arts and math — believe it builds the habits of mind for life and work in the 21st century,” according to the Education Commission of the States 2019 policy brief, Preparing Students for Learning, Work and Life through STEAM Education.
For more information and/or questions, please visit the LH Horton Art Gallery Website.
The Exhibition and Artist Talk is supported in-part by a grant from the Stockton Arts Commission.