Gearing Up for ArtWalk: Meet the artists
Is it just me or has this year been flying by?! Another ArtWalk is upon us, and I have been very excited to introduce to you the artists to look forward to in our Challenging Media exhibit here through October.
I am interested in considering the direction of contemporary printmaking and giving this group of inventive young artists the space to exhibit their most recent bodies of work. Though they take their inspiration from a multitude of different sources, they come together to provide variation over replication.
Digital methods of printmaking, installation, collaboration, and integration of new audiences through updated modes of production leave the medium wide open for interpretation. It is within this wide open field that our artists have developed the concepts and practices that they bring to us in October to begin the discussion! Opening Reception, Oct 5th 5-9pm info here
Henry’s Artist Statement: My work simultaneously deals with the politics of gender relations, as well as allowing an outlet for my personal quest for appropriate self-identification and curiosity. Visually, my work is a concentrated effort; a paring down of complex ideas into a lowest common denominator, of sorts. Though my illustrations appear relatively simple in nature, utilizing only necessary amounts of color, and detail, they retain an air of sophistication by transforming seemingly everyday objects, such as a light bulb, or a bandage, by rendering them symbolically; loading them with contextual meaning. My work is informed by such disparate stimuli as punk rock and literature, with visual nods showcasing an indebted interest to popular advertising techniques, women’s magazines, and tattoo culture.
Mary is primarily a printmaker working in the mediums of etching and relief as well as that of drawing. She is interested in material history—such as antiquated manual arts as well as antiquated artistic techniques and styles— and memory or subjective history. Symbolism and allegory inform her art as she weaves explorations of the relationship between an individuals’ psychic and emotional reality and that of their cultural ancestry. Her subject matter plays with content such as tales, dreams, Spirit and magick in a delightfully childlike though also a somewhat dark and mystical manner.
Washington D.C’s JD Deardourff printmaking style references the bold color fields of comic books and is packed with movement and action! His bio? Simply: I want to believe.
Uriah’s work for this exhibit is based on British mathematician Alan Turing, considered the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. In the artist’s own words: In 1936, a year after becoming a fellow at King’s College in Cambridge, Alan Turing wrote a proof showing there is no solution to Hilbert’s Entscheidunsproblem (Undecidability Problem). Simply stated, Turing proved that no logical system can be both consistent and complete or there are some problems who’s solutions are unknowable. He gained this insight through posing a thought experiment where a theoretical device, using a set of instructions, was capable of performing algorithms on an input set encoded on an infinitely long piece of tape. As a consequence Turing also proved any of these Turing machines where capable of being programmed to perform the functions of any other Turing machine. The ideas in his paper were a theory of computability and the beginning of modern computer science.
Keep up with this project Here on Uriah’s Website
Instructions for a portrait in 15 equal parts
Born and raised in the South Jersey / Philadelphia Area, with the mind of a builder, but the whims of an artist. Through his process he combines hand rendered and digital elements, looking to connect the dots between art, science and religion. Mike joins us as a newcomer to Lancaster and I am excited to see his progress!
Praise the CyberGod, 3 color screenprint. Currently on display!