Coding, Algorithms, and Computer Misreads Create a New Era of Art

SITE131 welcomes Winter 2019 with its newest exhibition, Plugged-in Paintings. Co-curated by painter John Pomara, transmedia artist Dean Terry, and SITE131 director Joan Davidow, the exhibition presents one large-scale digital painting by each of nine artists. This is one exhibit you’ll want to see to believe during the opening reception on Saturday, January 19th!

The exhibition points to the modern era in an art form not yet publicly addressed in a formal way. These works that read as paintings have no paint. The artists’ medium is printers’ ink. Their own artworks catering to electronic media engaged the curators to gather artists whose works show the impact of living in a highly charged environment.

The works present a blending of analogue and digital images impacted by imperfections caused by glitching or forms of manipulation. Electronic imperfection comes from computer misreads, coding, disrupted algorithms, blurs, glitches, and printing imperfections. Entropy and mechanical failure from the use of printers, copy machines, and the internet gone awry provide the magic of these artists’ works.

The artists include Petra Cortright from California; Matthew Choberrka from Utah; Chris Dorland from New York; and statewide artists Lucas Martell, John Pomara, Lorraine Tady, Dean Terry, Liz Trosper, and Zeke Williams.

Admission to the opening reception on January 19th is free. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through March 15th.

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Oxford at Lake View Apartments in Corinth, Texas for the day! This event is coming to town on Saturday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 19, 2019—5:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
131 Payne Street
Dallas, Texas 75207

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