The international student print exchange exhibition #Looking Through These Eyes Of Machines As Students was recently exhibited at Gallery Twenty Two in Bristol. The reception was well attended on the opening night with lots of positive discussion and commentary about the printed work and the forthcoming student publication – not to mention a couple of print sales.
On behalf of the participating students and myself I would like to thank Gallery Twenty Two owners Zoe Cox and Victoria Chalmers for accepting the exhibition and providing great support throughout. I would also like to thank the School of Art & Design at UWE for funding the exhibition space and enabling the students to experience a commercial gallery setting for their work.
The exhibition was also shown at a second commercial gallery, Gallery CA in the city of Baltimore as part of the exchange project. A few images from the Baltimore exchange show can be seen below courtesy of MICA BA Printmaking programme leader Jonathan Thomas.
An exhibition curated by Klaus Speidel that explores what ‘the digital’ means for drawing today: http://xpo.studio/project/project2/ The below quote and conference offers a range of different perspectives where artists are both utilising the associated tools and processes but perhaps more interestingly responses are extending to ‘the digital’ as a subject to coment on. Speidel’s insights also offer possibilities of a ‘mental change’ when artists are conceiving works for todays connected world.
‘…but whatever the themes explicitly addressed by the works in the show, one thing is clear: many of the creations on display will be appropriated, tweeted, tagged, commented on, shared or liked, conveying new meanings and even undergoing visual transformations as they appear on profiles or facebook walls. In a certain sense, the “after digital” dimension of drawing is just one – particularly interesting case – of the influence of the former on the latter and it could be argued that we live in a time where even a marble statue is, in a certain sense, prone to becoming digital’. PDF to the event conference speakers: https://drawingroom.org.uk/uploads/WhatistheDigitalDrawfinalprogramme.pdf