Opening Reception in the Carleton Art Gallery, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
This exhibition, curated by Steve Dietz, presents new media artworks by national and local artists that complement the themes of the term-long Digital Arts Festival, including mapping, databases, algorithms, open work, video games, and narrative. The show closes November 19, 2003.
Steve Dietz is former Curator of New Media at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, where he founded the New Media Initiatives department in 1996, the online art Gallery 9, and the digital art study collection. He also co-founded, with the Minneapolis Instite of Arts the award-winning educational site ArtsConnectEd, and the artist community site mnartists.org with the McKnight Foundation.Steve Dietz is former Curator of New Media at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, where he founded the New Media Initiatives department in 1996, the online art Gallery 9, and the digital art study collection. He also co-founded, with the Minneapolis Instite of Arts the award-winning educational site ArtsConnectEd, and the artist community site mnartists.org with the McKnight Foundation.
Join Guest Curator Steve Dietz and Gallery Director Laurel Bradley for an Opening Reception featuring a Gallery Talk by guest artist Sam Easterson.
Sam Easterson is the Founder and Director of Animal, Vegetable, Video, a project dedicated to building the world's largest and most comprehensive library of video footage taken from points of view of animals and plants. In what will become his life's work, Easterson explores the visual world of everything from lily pads to alligators to millipedes to buffalo by mounting tiny video cameras on them, such as this buffalo staring at its own reflection.
Easterson has worked as a video artist for over 10 years. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. Included among the institutions that have featured his work are the Whitney Museum of American Art(Whitney Biennial), New York, NY; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA.
Sam Easterson has a BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York. He has won national awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (1999 Louis Comfort Tiffany Prize), New York, the Creative Capital Foundation, New York and the Peter. S. Reed Foundation, New York.
Artists in the show include:
Justin Bakse: Recognition, 2002
Brian Carroll: Electronetwork
Gary Dahl: Fairy Dust, 2003
Colette Gaiter: Space/R a c e
Brent Gustafson: Arcade Console, 2003
Geoff Lillemon: Oculart
Patrick Maun: I Am, 2003
Jim Ockuly: The Obstacle Course, 2000
Roman Verostko: Manchester Illuminated Turing Machine & Cyberforms
Kessie Wheelock: Ruinedeye
Eric Williams: Distributive Justice
Marina Zurkow, Scott Paterson, Julian Bleecker: PDPal