Polaroids & Afternoon
April 26 – May 19, 2012
Artist’s Gallery Talk: Thursday, April 26, 6:30 pm
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, April 28 1:30 – 3:30 pm
New works never seen before emerge from the Polaroid archives. Captured between the years of 1998—2005, these images emerge from their dormancy to reveal a hidden strain within the artist’s perception and—recombined—finally reveal their coded messages. Color, obscure signs, and the mystery of all things form the elements which—in a symbolist inspired moment of alchemy—unveil small wonders. A gothic inflected tale of Redemption or a Modernist quest for everyday Transcendence? You decide.
Accompanied by Afternoon, 62 minute color video, which further explores the limits of perception.
Sarah Vogwill is a visual artist and graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program.
Center for the Digital Arts Student Show
January 23 – February 25, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 pm – 7:00 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 as well as work from the digital arts, such as Digital Imaging, Computer Illustration, Desktop Publishing, Digital Video, Multimedia, 2-D and 3-D Animation. Animation and Video will be exhibited at a special gallery screening during the opening and will play during the exhibition.
March 6 – April 14, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 6, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm
The body of work in Data Experience is an invitation to you – I invite you to become a participant and collaborator. The core of my collaborative plea is our desperate need to reconsider the data at the root of our daily lives that we constantly consume and generate — iconography, conversations, our routines, etc.
I admit I should have invited you sooner – before the production of these systems for analysis, contemplation and creation. Needless to say, these systems are not of much value unless they are put to use, tested and interrogated. Your efforts and contributions will give each system and body of data meaning and life.
The works in Data Experience include a number of entry points for collaboration and participation including (but not limited to): playing a game, scanning QR codes, telling stories, sensory input and initiating a dialogue.
Rebecca Mushtare is a visual artist based in Mount Kisco, NY. She is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts (specializing in Digital Media) at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. Rebecca earned her MFA in computer art from Syracuse University and a BFA from SUNY Oswego. She has exhibited her work throughout New York State and the East Coast and internationally.