April 11 – May 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm
Richard Jochum explores and bridges diversity in media, technology, and the arts. Investigating the intriguing connection between art producers and the public and the powerful role of art as a form of education, his installations are often based on participation. In this exhibit he will show an interactive version of his crossword Project that allows users to submit live-fed questions into a video-projected crossword puzzle. The project, an interactive animation work, stems from the artist’s fascination with the ubiquity and relevance of crossword puzzles in popular culture. While traditional crossword puzzles usually provide short clues to answers that fit into a rubric, Jochum’s quest is for questions that make the viewer muse and ponder.