September 1, 2017 Share

Opening Reception for “Art in the Digital Age”

West Windsor Arts Council presents STEAM Series: Art in the Digital Age

September 11 – November 3, 2017
Opening Reception Sunday, September 10, 4-6 pm

Computing pioneer Alan Kay once said; “technology is anything invented after you were born.” By that metric, many materials that have been used by artists would have been considered new technology in their day. It would not be possible to have the subtle layering of a Vermeer without the new technology of oil paints. How would Monet have painted en plein air without the collapsible paint tube? One can’t imagine the pioneering video work of Nam June Paik without the invention of the television.

Art in the Digital Age is the second in an annual STEAM-related series (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) juried art shows held at the West Windsor Arts Center that explore the relationships of each discipline with art and open up a dialog and wonder related to the ways each informs the other. An opening reception will be held Sunday, September 10 from 4 – 6 pm and the exhibition runs through November 3, 2017. The exhibition is sponsored in part by a grant from nrg.

The focus of “Art in the Digital Age” is to recognize the role art plays in helping us understand an increasingly complex and technological world. This exhibition asks: What are the new materials and processes of the digital age, and how do artists use them in new and improved ways? How do we visualize complex systems of data and information? How has our interaction with technology created new configurations of defined space inside our computers and media devices? What are the metaphors we employ in order to understand more complex systems of connectivity and information distribution? Using the new materials, media, and processes of the digital age this exhibition seeks answers to these questions, or begins to ask new ones.

The jurors, Joanna Platt and Barbara Hanna, Ph.D. will speak at the opening reception. Ms. Platt is a Philadelphia based artist whose work deals with the ways our interaction with technology has created new configurations of defined space inside our computers and media devices. Dr. Hanna is a technologist and entrepreneur who is passionate about fostering technology that educates, empowers and/or connects individuals.

Exhibiting artists include: Kristin Furbeck (Rahway, NJ), Andrew Grant (El Cerrito, CA), Dwight Harris (Lambertville, NJ), Christina Kerns (Phila., PA), John Lien (Kendall Park, NJ), Bruce Lindsey (Trenton, NJ), Samantha R. Lish (Woodmere, NY), Daniel Luchansky (Cranbury, NJ), Dave Magyar (Middletown, DE), Phillip McConnell (Trenton, NJ), Bill Plank (Lawrenceville, NJ), Helene Plank (Lawrenceville, NJ), Nancy Scott (Lawrenceville, NJ), Cathy Tsao (East Windsor, NJ), Big Bright Monster (Philadelphia, PA).

About the West Windsor Arts Council: The West Windsor Arts Council’s mission is to provide professional quality community arts programming in order to support, educate, inspire, and promote the arts and art appreciation for all. Founded in 2002, the West Windsor Arts Council opened the doors of the West Windsor Arts Center in 2010 in the historic Princeton Junction Firehouse at 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550.

For information on the West Windsor Arts Council and West Windsor Arts Center, please visit www.westwindsorarts.org. Office and gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Sat, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Call 609.716.1931 or write info@westwindsorarts.org.

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