Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T) Revisited to be held at Stevens Institute of Technology April 5 and 6, 2008

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and the Art & Technology Program at Stevens Institute of Technology announce a weekend of events entitled “Experiments in Art in Technology (E.A.T) Revisited,” to examine and honor E.A.T.’s historic work in promoting collaborations between artists and engineers, and explore its influences on contemporary art and technology. The weekend includes an exhibition, panel discussion, sound performance and film screening. All events take place at Stevens Institute of Technology’s Babbio Center, located at River and 6th

Leo Villareal - Dark Matrix Series

Conner Contemporary Art

Leo Villareal Dark Matrix 2008 at PULSE New York
 Conner Contemporary 

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Conner Contemporary Art is very pleased to exhibit at Pulse New York 2008 in our most ambitious presentation to date. We will exhibit new works by the following gallery artists:

> LEO VILLAREAL – Dark Matrix series - created specifically for PULSE New York
> MARIA FRIBERG – the premier of two monumentally scaled photographs - commoncause and still lives #11
> JULEE HOLCOMBE – new photographs from the China Scroll series. 
> ZOЁ CHARLTON – large-scale, signature drawings from Suburb

Monday, March 24, 2008

Meridith Pingree  
Meridith Pingree's upcoming show  Squishy Geometry @ Sarah Lawrence College's Barbara Walters Gallery,  April 3 thru May 1, 2008. Opening Reception April 10, 2008 6-8 pm  

Meridith Pingree “Squishy Geometry”
Thursday, April 3rd 2008 to Thursday May 1st 2008
Barbara Walters Gallery
Hours: M – F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. S/S 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm

March 13, 2008 Yonkers, NY - Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to announce “Squishy Geomety”, a solo exhibition of kinetic sculpture by Meridith Pingree. On view at the Heimbold Visual Art Center’s Barbara Walters Gallery, it is free and open to the Public. For more information please call 914-395- 2355 or e-mail cstayrook@slc.edu.

Meridith Pingree’s exhibition is a part of the on-going emerging artists series held during the 2007-2008 academic year. Members of the college’s visual arts and visual culture faculty in conjunction with their students select each artist in the series.

Squishy Geometry features kinetic sculptures and related drawings by Meridith Pingree. The artist physically tracks human behavior and traffic patterns utilizing quasi-scientific, homespun, reactive sculptures. Sensors pick up on people's energy and movement throughout the gallery; her work exists as amplifications of this subtle energy, creating unconventional, complex portraits of people and spaces. Sourcing dreams, magic, plant life, robotics, geometry, and textile design, she amalgamates these into amoebic creatures.

The Yellow Star hanging central in the gallery feeds off ambient energy. The transparent ring mutates its shape, expanding, and contracting in slow jarring movements using motion sensors coupled with small motors. Within other works, kinetic links of a centipede-like creature respond individually to create a live mutating curve; toys, car parts, zipper tape, and plastic spider rings connect with their own rhythm into geometric textiles making up the bodies of the microbe-like critters. The two, three, and four-dimensional pieces exist together, not unlike a more typical eco-system. The sculptures can see themselves. Something like an ice crystal or a virus, they move and grow falling into complex patterns of movement responding to each other, questioning social interaction, meanings of time, and what it is when we consider something to be alive.