Torpedo Factory: Target Gallery Presents- Disconnect

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 #left_behind

2013

Disconnect
October 5 - November 3, 2013

Reception: Thursday, October 10, 6-8pm • Artist Talk at 7pm

http://www.torpedofactory.org/galleries/target2013/disconnect_artwork.htm

 

"Does technology bring us together or give us a false sense of belonging? Target Gallery explores the social impact of technology with the exhibition"

 

Juror Statement by Phil Hutinet -

"Unlike other calls for entry that I have seen recently (even among those with a unifying theme), an uncanny similarity existed among the submissions for "Disconnect". Submissions centered around the notion that social media disconnects individuals from one another, from themselves and from society. The reification of technology through the ubiquitous use of mobile phones and electronic communications would normally suggest that individuals find themselves alienated from society. Yet, if one is to observe what this group of artists has submitted, quite the opposite seems to be taking place. In fact, artists suggest (almost unanimously) that social media, rather than alienate people from society, gives users a false sense of belonging, an overwhelming feeling of control and in many ways, a "god complex". Rather than inject my own criteria for selection, I sought works that could build an exhibition on the notion that a fundamental disconnect exists between the perception of control through networked technology and the reality that we have actually abdicated our ability to truly find ourselves, understand one another and how truly separate we are in our current age from essential quotidian activities such as eating, finding shelter and protecting oneself."

 

Schweinfurth Art Center: Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture

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August 25 - October 13, 2013

Opening Reception: August 24, 3-5pm

 

Fertile Imagination: Art & Agriculture is curated exhibition that features 84 works of art by 28 artists, focusing on the impact of regional agriculture through visual expression. The exhibition highlights artwork inspired by our region’s agriculture, including themes of farming, agri-business, land, environment, community and more. 

Works of art examine agricultural material culture and objects, issues, landscape, architecture, science, products, practices, and traditions.

 

BFA OPEN STUDIOS

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School of Visual Arts 

335 West 16th btwn 8th and 9th ave. NY NY

Opening Reception 5-9 p.m.

Alessia's work will be located on the 1st floor Multimedia Room and 4th floor, studios 4-5 and 4-12

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Meet the Betta Family

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This is Fireball- A Male Double Tail Half Moon Betta

This is Cottonball- A Male Elephant (Dumbo) ear Betta

This is Chili- A Male Red Crowntail Betta

This is Pepper- A Male Blue Crowntail Betta

Work in Progress

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Sneak peak of the new work!

One of my stars from the new videos - Cottonball

Cottonball is a elephant (dumbo) ear betta fish

Sneak Peak at the mold making process for glass