Thursday, April 08, 2010

Luminary/Center for the Arts: Saturday, 1 May 2010

May 1, 2010 – June 26, 2010

The Luminary | Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the international group exhibition Cause + Time with a free opening reception on Saturday, May 1st from 6-9pm. Cause + Time brings together five artists working in generative, time-based work that evolves over time in response to environmental factors, audience interaction and data processing. Cause + Time is the second exhibition in our 2010 Answer Factory series focusing on how information is shaping our contemporary culture. The artists included are working in a wide range of media, from sculpture to evolving aesthetic interfaces, each linked by the idea that the artist is the initiator of an interaction that evolves rather than the creator of a stable, unchanging work.

Eric Souther’s aesthetic interfaces investigate the liminal area where technology and the body meet. In Dataform, a deluge of information derived from social media networks is projected in the outline of one’s body when the participant chooses to interact with the piece. Likewise, David Bowen’s Infrared Drawing Device
creates a charcoal drawing based on a participant’s movements, leaving behind a trace of each participant’s interaction in a static work. Arnold Wedemeyer’s still lifes are more concerned with art history, animating traditional still lifes into dynamic ecosystems strife with decay. Andrew Cozzens will be presenting a series of sculptural objects that poetically intertwine industrial materials with organic elements that must be tended to daily in order to grow. Similarly, The Luminary’s Director of Public Programming, Brea McAnally, will be coordinating a public moss-painting project in conjunction with the exhibition that uses moss paste to create a living mural on city buildings that will continue growing long after the closing reception.

The Luminary will be opening its newly-renovate installation space in conjunction with the exhibition. Manda Remmen will be transforming the 500 sq/ft former chapel into an immaterial barn structure constructed of silk and latex casts, creating a space for contemplation on the common fate of aging structures to be torn down and replaced with prefabricated buildings.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 1st from 6-9pm and the exhibition will remain on view Wednesday-Saturday from 12-6pm each week through June 26th.



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