Please join us for an opening reception:
Friday 10.16 7-10
"to give the mundane its beautiful due" (1)
...So often digital presence seems to imply absence. Few illumations are as lonely as the gently glowing unattended monitor, mute and suggestive of a distant rage. So much of “ink jet art” for all its technical wiz bang is unmoving. The present day cuddling of digitally guided cutting and layering tools, C&C’s and 3D printers, may inevitably and surprisingly quickly loose a lot of their seductive gloss.
Maybe we ask for too much. It’s only technology. And yet the possibilities of new conversations continue to engage and are at times are delightful. Reassuringly, artists are yet again called upon to put “Us” back in the picture, a picture that we really never left. The trajectory is reassuring; once the initial hot flashes of awe pass we question the longer nature of the relationship, what can we do with it now? what’s in it for me? can it speak my language? will it share? how do we talk about it? Digital production has become an actor rather than a director, and that’s character, not leading man... Read The Full Essay Here
Fernwey Editions has collaborated with the artists on two new editioned projects.
Both As Sad as it Seems (It's Like Something in Dreams) and our first digital artist book by Katie Pennachio will be on view starting 10.15.