West Windsor Arts Council STEAM Series
“RGB”: This digital composite print by Kristin Furbeck is part of “Art in the Digital Age,” a STEAM-related exhibit at the West Windsor Arts Center from September 11 through November 3. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 10, from 4 to 6 p.m.
“Art in the Digital Age” is the second in an annual STEAM-related series (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) juried art shows held at the West Windsor Arts Center that explore the relationships of each discipline with art and open up a dialog and wonder related to the ways each informs the other. An opening reception will be held Sunday, September 10 from 4 to 6 p.m., and the exhibition runs through November 3.
The focus of “Art in the Digital Age” is to recognize the role art plays in helping us understand an increasingly complex and technological world. This exhibition asks: What are the new materials and processes of the digital age, and how do artists use them in new and improved ways? How do we visualize complex systems of data and information? How has our interaction with technology created new configurations of defined space inside our computers and media devices? What are the metaphors we employ in order to understand more complex systems of connectivity and information distribution? Using the new materials, media, and processes of the digital age, this exhibition seeks answers to these questions, or begins to ask new ones.
The jurors, Joanna Platt and Barbara Hanna, Ph.D., will speak at the opening reception. Ms. Platt is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work deals with the ways our interaction with technology has created new configurations of defined space inside our computers and media devices. Dr. Hanna is a technologist and entrepreneur who is passionate about fostering technology that educates, empowers, and/or connects individuals.
Exhibiting artists include: Kristin Furbeck (Rahway), Andrew Grant (El Cerrito, Calif.), Dwight Harris (Lambertville), Christina Kerns (Philadelphia, Pa.), John Lien (Kendall Park), Bruce Lindsey (Trenton), Samantha R. Lish (Woodmere, N.Y.), Daniel Luchansky (Cranbury), Dave Magyar (Middletown, Del.), Phillip McConnell (Trenton), Bill Plank (Lawrenceville), Helene Plank (Lawrenceville), Nancy Scott (Lawrenceville), Cathy Tsao (East Windsor), and Big Bright Monster (Philadelphia, Pa.). For information on the West Windsor Arts Council and West Windsor Arts Center, visit www.westwindsorarts.org.