Digital Art

Dept. of Cute | Crystal Beiersdorfer

“Digital culture is constantly altering the definition of what it means to be a “beautiful” woman, with the worshipping and glorification of the proper thigh gap, hipbone protrusion, exaggerated collarbone, etc. The female body is relentlessly being mutilated through digital software and, as a result, the female psyche is being…

Brooklyn School of Magic by Elizabeth Montague

Brooklyn School of Magic | Elizabeth Montague

Artist Statement This piece was inspired by a combination of the recent casting of a black Hermione Granger in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the all black cast in the film adaptation of the musical The Wiz Live!. With this in the back of my mind, I saw a photograph on Tumblr…

FEELS LIKE SPAM

FEELS LIKE SPAM from Keaton Fox on Vimeo. I made FEELS LIKE SPAM as a reaction to a warning I had received via Tinder. The language that was used was really fascinating to me. “Feel”, especially. This digital application, that has no feeling, was telling me what I felt like. This…

On Digital Sexuality: Emergence and Digital Art | Brandon Gellis

     Within the United States, responses toward LGBTQ communities by the culture at large (the mainstream culture) have transformed within the last 100 years. Toward the beginning of the 20th century, homosexuality was deemed immoral and punishable by law, necessitating that most homosexuals remained closeted and forcing gay communities to evolve separately from,…

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…

Thomas Asmuth | Q + A

Thomas Asmuth is an artist and educator who creates works that span science and art, identity and robotics. He currently teaches as an assistant professor at the University of West Florida in digital and experimental media. Asmuth’s works are conceptually driven by technology, popular culture and theoretical discourse. His sound…

Matthew Stone | Q+A

Matthew Stone is a London-based artist interested in contemporary shamanic practices. His work extends across photography, painting, sculpture, parties, and performance, and is characterized by collaboration and a preoccupation with the possibility of materially presenting the immaterial. He was instrumental in shaping the art collective !WOWOW!, a community of artists, musicians, designers and…

Frank Correa | Q + A

Frank Correa is an artist based in Seattle who shoots and manipulates digital images. Coming to Washington by way of Peru, Frank reworks his photographs to create a cast of characters and scenes that shine with an auratic glow. Complicating the snapshots with fabricated backgrounds, props, and appendages, his work skitters…

Asger Carlsen | Q+A

Asger Carlsen’s photography utilizes in-camera and post-processing techniques to create unsettling images that sit uncomfortably within his candid, seemingly truthful world. His series Wrong, for example, takes subjects straight out of Men in Black and photographs them with the ease of Garry Winogrand. The first time I saw Hester, a…