Spring 2014 Gallery

Carla Gannis

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The Non-Facial Recognition Project

March 4 – April 5, 2014

Gallery Opening March 4, 5:30 – 7 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk at 6:30 pm

Today’s facial recognition technology is making strides in distinguishing, literally, a face in the crowd. Its algorithms are built into many sites and apps, proving to be a helpful tool in managing images of friends and family. However, it also raises questions about trust, identity and intrusion, for example, when our own images appear without our permission on someone else’s Facebook page.

Artist Carla Gannis explores these issues in The Non-Facial Recognition Project, her experiment in “facial recognition subversion.” Gannis asked her Twitter network to send her their profile photos with the expressed purpose of “scrambling” the images and in effect making new identities unrecognizable to either the donors or to the technology. Through this project, participants place their likenesses and their identities in her hands, much like the trust we place every day in the technology itself. — Katarina Wong, Independent Curator

Center for the Digital Arts Alumni Show: 20 years of Technology and Arts Education 

April 17 – May 15, 2013

Gallery Opening: Thursday, April 17, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Gallery Talk 6:30 pm

Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was released in 1990. In 1994 Westchester Community College opened the Center for the Digital Arts, as part of the Peekskill Extension Center. This facility and its gallery space have focused on exhibiting digital art in its myriad forms. Artists who use computers in the process of creating their artworks have been highlighted in one-person shows in the ground floor gallery space. Computer Art was once specialized category of art making where artists and programmers labored to create artworks from computer based instructions. Curated by New Media Group’s Faculty Advisor, Associate Professor Deborah Krikun.

This exhibition celebrates the Westchester County in a show that will be both accessible and engaging for a general audience.

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 Center for the Digital Arts Student Show

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January 21 – February 22, 2014

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 including work from the digital arts, such as Digital Imaging, Computer Illustration, Desktop Publishing, Digital Video, Multimedia, as well as, 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.

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