Monday, July 17, 2017

Art Studio Helps Adults With Disabilities Turn Their Passion Into A Career

Teenagers often have to wait years to do the things they want to do — drive, drink, vote. But for Mara Clawson, it was something different.

As a teen, Clawson loved making art — specifically drawing with pastels.  Read more.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A ‘NEUROGRAPHER’ PUTS THE ART IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

CLAUDE MONET USED brushes, Jackson Pollock liked a trowel, and Cartier-Bresson toted a Leica. Mario Klingemann makes art using artificial neural networks.

In the past few years this kind of software—loosely inspired by ideas from...read more.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Christiane Paul announces new Artport exhibition at the Whitney Museum

Screenshot from Addie Wagenknecht's “Believe me,” commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art announces a new exhibition at Artport, the museum’s “portal to Internet art and an online gallery space for commissions of net art and new media art.”    Curated by Christian Paul, an associate professor and the associate dean at the School of Media Studies, The New School, the new Artport exhibit features a striking new work by Addie Wagenknecht, entitled “Believe me,” which plays off the benign 21st century phenomena of the distorted visuals of a cracked cell phone screen.  Also exhibiting is a multiple image work by Lorna Mills, entitled “Caughtinmoment, which superimposes asymmetrical, hard edged skyscapes of New York City on the museum’s website.”  Visit Artport here.

Screenshot from Lorna Milla's “Caughtinmoment,” commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art
Focusing exclusively on American art of the 20th and 21st centuries, the Whitney was formerly located in in an iconic building by Marcel Breuer, and recently relocated to a considerably larger building by renowned architect, Renzo Piano.  Visit Artport here.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Arc to use grant for art labs

Arc of Seneca Cayuga was recently awarded a grant of $4,380 from the Cayuga Community Fund of the Central New York Foundation.

The funds will be used to purchase and install...read more.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

New digital art exhibition unveiled at Craven Gallery in Skipton

A NEW digital art exhibition, showing artefacts from Craven Museum in a completely different way, has been unveiled at Craven Gallery in Skipton Town Hall.

The work ‘New Light: Illuminating Artefacts’ has been created by Paul Miller, who has used projection mapping, video and an...read more.

Electric Objects shutters digital art display business and sells app to Giphy

In a Medium post today, Electric Objects founder and CEO Jake Levine announced that his digital art display company is shutting down. The hardware business will completely cease to exist while Giphy has acquired the Electric Objects iOS / Android app. The news comes less than a year after the launch of its second-generation EO2 display, which I reviewed here. At the time, I had hope for Electric Objects. In addition to revenue from the displays themselves, the company had just launched Art Club, its subscription-based service that provided users with quality digital art. In some cases, the company even commissioned artists to design for the electronic displays.  Read more.

ArTecHouse: A digital playground that’s perfect for mature children and immature adults

My friend Miriam peered into a screen and waved at it, as if it was the first TV she’d ever seen. Perplexed, she clapped and puffed air at it, trying in vain to get the images on the screen to respond to her movement. This kind of behavior, though likely to get you kicked out of a Best Buy, is accepted and even encouraged at ArTecHouse (1238 Maryland Ave. SW), a new D.C. gallery devoted to digital art.  Read more.