January 19 – February 20, 2016
Reception: Tuesday, February 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Special Screening of Student multimedia Work: 6:00 pm This exhibition of artwork by students from the Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts will include the traditional fine arts of painting and drawing and work from the digital arts, such as Digital Imaging, Digital Illustration, Digital Video, multimedia, as well as 2D and 3D Animation. Animation and Video will be exhibited at a special gallery screening during the opening and will play during the exhibition.
March 1 – April 9, 2016
Reception: Tuesday, march 1, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm
Often Software is a new media exhibition of recent works from New Haven based artist Paul Theriault featuring artwork that is both digitally constructed and displayed on media devices in the form of laptops, desktop computers, and video monitors. much of the exhibit will consist of a series, “Scanner Paintings”, in which oil paint is applied directly to a scanner bed. The underside of the glass is scanned and imported into a computer. After this scan, the painted scanner is itself scanned by an additional device mounted atop the original. Using digital imaging software, Theriault then merges these two files—the relief of the exposed paint and the flattened underside of the glass bed—to create his images. Paul Theriault has been exploring the possibilities of new media within the context of artistic production for the past two decades. He has exhibited in the United States and overseas.
April 19 – may 19, 2016
Reception: Tuesday, April 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm
The production of objects has moved from using analog tools powered exclusively using the hands, to computer-generated output where automated machines perform functions devoid of the human. In terms of contemporary object making, computer aided technology has dominated how we think and make decisions. Adam Chau has been exploring how he can introduce the human hand into computer-controlled environments. Handmade tools have replaced standardized milling bits on a CNC machine in order to complete tasks such as creating a ceramic plate. By having a unique tool only made possible by the hand, his dishes differ from each other even when the program is repeated every time. This methodology has potential to change the craft and design industry, where a hybrid practice can see the benefits of both worlds.