Exhibition, March 31 to May 13
Boston Cyberarts was pleased to present Now You See It…, our second gallery exhibition of augmented reality art. The artists in the exhibition, Joseph Farbrook, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Michael Mittelman and Will Pappenheimer are all pioneers in the AR field. Having just finished our large outdoor AR exhibition, The Augmented Landscape, we wanted to follow that geo-located show up with an all image triggered gallery show.
Joseph Farbrook presented Amorphous Ball (2017), a shape-shifting red sphere that becomes all things. Carla Gannis presented The Selfie Drawings, a book of 52 digital drawings completed over 52 weeks in which Gannis performed “the self” through digital drawings and augmented reality in 2015. Claudia Hart presented a selection of works from The Flower Matrix, a new kind of liminal space – a seductive environment for viewing her immersive world, embellished by decorative elements embracing an aesthetic of the fake in which technology has replaced nature, sugary sweet and chemically toxic in equal measures. Michael Mittelman uses mixed reality to create digital Sol LeWitt-like drawings on the walls of the gallery in AR.Lewitt. And Will Pappenheimer presented Waters Rising which places the viewer in water filling the gallery slowly until we are in an distorted underwater world. A video game-based player moves and dances around the room, sword and shield in hand, and throwing light particles in every direction.