Boston Cyberarts 2005 Festival Event

Venue: New Bedford Art Museum   Categories: exhibition

Thu 03/10/2005 - Sun 05/08/2005
Wheelchair accessible

A major exhibition of work by Karin Schminke, Dorothy Simpson Krause and Bonnie Lhotka based on techniques described in their recent book Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials (Watson-Guptil Press).

All three artists create unique work that fuses digitally processed images with conventional and found materials. The result is work in which computer generated and printed images are seamlessly integrated into compositions that are unexpected in depth, meaning, and presence. The exhibit will also contain explanatory elements from their text, as well as brief video presentations elucidating the experimental and complex processes.

The three artists have each used the computer to generate images in their artwork for more than 20 years.

• Dorothy Krause, a painter and collage artist, resides in Marshfield, Mass., and spent 27 years at the Massachusetts College of Art where she served as a professor, vice-president and graduate dean. She now uses the computer as her primary art-making tool, combining archetypal symbols and fragments of image and text in multiple layers united by simple materials such as wax, pigment and tar.

• Karin Schminke, a resident of Seattle, Wash., taught art for more than 15 years at the University of Wisconsin, California State University and at the Art Institute of Southern California. Her work uses complex layered digital print techniques on traditional materials to reflect complex natural relationships through pattern and form.

• Bonny Lhotka is an experimental artist who resides and works in Boulder, Colo. She combines photographs along with fragments of objects to illuminate connections between life and death, technology and the human spirit. Her work has been extensively commissioned and appears in many books and publications.

Some of the works in the exhibition are highly dimensional, with found objects and materials rising from the surface to form imagery that travels well beyond the expectations of digital or traditional prints. Using a wide spectrum of substrates, from paper to fabric to metal, the three artists have clearly taken the lead in defining a new art form, as well as new ways to incorporate digital technology into their artwork.

March 10-May 8. Wed-Sun 12-5pm, Thurs 12-7pm.

Fri, April 22, 5:30pm. Artist talk by Dorothy Simpson Krause.
This public talk is in conjunction with her workshop at Umass Dartmouth Digital Printmaking Institute that weekend.

Admission $3/$2 for seniors and students/youths under 17 free with adult.

For more info call 508.961.3072 or visit Wheelchair accessible.


New Bedford Art Museum
608 Pleasant St
New Bedford, MA 02740 
phone: 508.961.3072


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