Exhibition dates: October 14 - November 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14 from 6-8pm.
Hybrid Gallery Talk: Sunday, November 5 from 1-3pm (See interactive highlights below).
Featuring works by regional artists Roz Dimon, Colin Goldberg, and Han Qin - each artist combining digital technology with various artistic disciplines including painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking in their creative processes.
Roz Dimon has been working in the forefront of digital art practices since 1984. She has created a multi-layered, interactive painting she calls, a DIMONscape – a single digitally collaged image composed of numerous photographs and digital drawings that is presented in a lightbox. On exhibit is the DIMONscape, Pale Male: A Pilgrimage - a symbolic, spiritual and iconographic work created in response to the September 11 attacks. Dimon states, “In one sense, this story is about a hawk who, witnessing his natural habitat "lost," adapts to new surroundings, and makes his home in the crosshairs of an urban frontier, New York City.” Along with Pale Male are four of its “states”, or stages, that reveal to the viewer their own symbolism and meaning separate from the whole. Significantly noted, Dimon’s Pale Male: A Pilgrimage is held in the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
Colin Goldberg’s Photoconstructs series explores the intersection of traditional and digital art processes. Unlike previous works of Goldberg’s that have been more formalist and non-representational, Goldberg utilizes original photographs relevant to his personal life experiences combined with drawing, painting and digital printing to produce his singular hand-painted works. Inspired by Pop Art era and Abstract Expressionist artists, Goldberg modernizes processes by employing specialized primers that allow him to digitally print directly to painted surfaces, where the underpaintings interact with the photographic layers.
Han Qin’s work adapts a traditional approach to our digital era, but is formally grounded in painting, drawing and printmaking, using analog and digital tools to create storytelling works. Her exhibit series, Where is Home, depicts the pattern of human movement, especially immigrating, moving, living, or even studying in another place - questioning the relationship between memory and experience related to her own transition and relocation, as well as curiosity about migrants’ lives. Qin’s works are created from a hybrid of cyanotype, digital editing, plotter printing, and acrylic painting, where each process reveals different emotions – all implying a poetic depiction of Qin’s understanding of “home.”
View partial exhibit here.
Please visit the Gallery, or call, for complete exhibition works. Physical works do not contain watermark.
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Hybrid Gallery Talk Highlights
The Hybrid Gallery Talk was an exciting afternoon luncheon and we thank all who joined us. Attendees were fascinated with with the artists who discussed their works in the exhibit, and introduced additional related projects and works. Here are some highlights from each artist:
Roz Dimon introduced us to her process of her multilayered paintings called DIMONscapes.
Interact with Roz Dimon's Pale Male DIMONscape:
1) Download a QR Code Reader app on your phone.
2) Open the app and place over the QR Code to the right.
3) Enter into the Pale Male DIMONscape and use the sliders to investigate the various states of the piece.
Colin discussed his influences, processes, and the production of his works in the exhibit. View highlights of his talk and additional works from his Photoconstructs series here:
Qin discussed her processes for her exhibit series "Where Is Home". View Qin's documentary film of her related project - "HOME" - a cyanotype animation installation.
Please call the Gallery for additional information on the works shown.