CENTRAL BOOKING is presenting the exhibition old Tech new Tech, curated by Maddy Rosenberg, September 9 – November 1, 2015. The opening reception is on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 6pm – 8pm, at 21 Ludlow Street in New York. (F train to East Broadway) The Gallery is open Thursday – Sunday from 12pm – 6pm.
A true feast for the eyes, it contains much that is also interactive, from hand cranks to computer games. CENTRAL BOOKING has previously avoided technology exhibitions in order to concentrate on the pure sciences. But in the spirit of embracing all branches of thought and practices in the art and science realm, it seemed time to confront technology head on in various stages.
The artists: Aaron Beebe, Yael Brotman, Book Art Museum of Lodz, Catherine clover, Deborah and Glen Doering, DOEprojekts, Katherine Jackson, Alexandra Limpert, Trish Mackenzie, Patricia Olynyk, Marianne R. Petit, Benjamin Poynter, Joseph A. W. Quintela, Lorin Roser, Nina Kuo, Alan Rosner, Sophia Sobers, Carol Salmanson, Brett Wallace, Claire Watkins.
The Book Art Museum of Lodz started as pamphleteers, coming out of the dark with three-dimensional lenticular prints, die-cuts and even the making of their own type to suit, running the gamut from old to new technologies. Deborah Doering and Glen Doering a team that together is DOEprojekts, take the very low technological medium of drawing and raise it to high technological interaction. Lorin Roser and Nina Kuo combine musical compositions with image realizations that only the computer can manifest. Catherine Clover is an artist of few words- and images; she evokes native birds through sound and asks us to listen.
Trish Mackenzie stands alone as a scientist with artist collaborators, tracing art as it evolves from the artist’s brain. The electronic elements of Claire Watkins crawl along the wall with a gentle movement that we may at first miss in its delicacy. Though the geometry of Brett Wallace is fabricated by new technology it bears a vintage look, but climbs into a new light. With Benjamin Poynter, too, we see a comfort with more traditional media interpreted through the latest platform, a gaming mind with the lyricism of a ballet.
Deborah Doering and Glen Doering will moderate a panel of artists and scientists discussing the use of technology in art on Thursday, October 1 at 7pm. Admission is $5 and sitting is limited.
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