Art

Spit | Molly O’Donnell

Molly O’Donnell’s Spit explores the relationship between the grotesque and the natural as it navigates the complicated relationship we have with the internet and pressing issues of sexuality, gender, and identity.  O’Donnell features an ambiguous figure (potentially human, potentially cyborg) that spits on a cellphone screen and into another’s mouth.  As…

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Ruminations | Lilia Levine

Lilia Levine’s piece Ruminations depicts experiences of mental angst and obsession through laser cutting and 3D printing.  Her work represents the modern anxieties women face within our nuanced (yet ubiquitous) patriarchal society by exploring language in the 21stcentury. Levine states that although we try our best to “perfect” most of our lives,…

Saturnine Tassajara | Toban Nichols

Toban Nichols is a visual artist who works mostly in video and photography. He explores digital distortion, and the creation and destruction of an image via technology. Saturnine Tassajara takes us through a story of digital creation—utilizing camp, the glitch, and performance to talk about the possibilities of distortion through a…

REGAL | Karissa Hahn

Karissa Hahn’s REGAL is an experimental video utilizing ‘spectra ephemera’ and format transfers to create a work that is nostalgic and precise in its resolution and meaning. These tools–which involve the use of temporary color spectrums and the degradation of film to affect color–are crucial to the piece, informed largely by…

Alternative Artifact | Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez

Lesser Gonzalez’s Alternative Artifacts series unsettles our assumptions of ancient artifacts and the illusion of, what the artist calls, “indeterminable origin.” Through digital artistry, Gonzalez fabricates objects that possess the aesthetic of notable artifacts within a simulated museum archival process (i.e. digital photography). In doing so, he questions the routine digitization of objects…

Brooke Inman | Q + A

Brooke Inman is an artist and nature enthusiast residing in Richmond, Virginia. Her diverse practice specializes in Intaglio, Screen Printing, Zine-making, Drawing, and Color. Through obsessive organization, heightened awareness of detail, and close observation, Inman’s work transforms the banality of the everyday into a lens through which to view ourselves…

Origin Story | Izzy Pezzulo

“We get the feeling that we haven’t truly begun to inhabit networks—the more ecstatic and catastrophic modes of interconnection remain to be tested.” –John Kelsey, Next-Level Spleen In Origin Story, I juxtapose themes of radioactive fallout, networked systems, swarm mentality, and “better living” through technology to ask questions about time,…

for Digital Graffiti

From January 19-26th, I was fortunate enough to have been invited and involved in the Alys Foundation’s Visiting Artist Series. The week long residency was organized by the curator of Digital Graffiti, Brett Phares, and brought together three of the award-winning artists from DG2015. This included Yandell Walton, Sean Capone,…

Push Pull

Review: Push Pull: A visual analysis | Nia Burks

The first viewing of Push Pull by Purity Ring is reminiscent of a figurative interpretation of the abstract minimalist aesthetic that has defined much of the iOS7 and later mobile vernacular. Complete with slow moving hair as reference to the parallax scroll on the iPhone, stark gradient background that is…

Keaton Fox, EGO LIBIDO

EGO LIBIDO | Keaton Fox

The Ego Libido Series is a collection of thirty video art experiments that analyze the perceptual complexities of the digital reflection. The five selections featured here show the various permutations of the project as Fox explores mediation and identity. EGO LIBIDO from Keaton Fox on Vimeo.   EGO LIBIDO II…