Coping with Climate Change

Multiple artists have come together at the NURTUREart gallery to formulate an almost tongue-in-cheek exhibit tackling the socio-personal impacts of climate change. Through the use of familiar imagery of office spaces, government organizations, and more, the exhibit makes relevant for more people the idea of struggling to deal with the psychological impacts of climate change,…

Monsters and Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

This titular curation of European and American Surrealist art from the tension-laden era immediately prior to World War II draws in works from plenty of notable artists, including Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, to form an exhibition highlighting the anxiety-laden zeitgeist of the time and place. The various contrasting and clashing artistic styles are all…

Artist-Come-Hacker Thomas Webb On His Data Driven Art

https://www.forbes.com/sites/felicitycarter/2019/04/02/artist-come-hacker-thomas-webb-on-his-data-driven-art/#313751255806 Thomas Webb’s works, which primarily explore the intersection between data, computer algorithms, and art, reminded me strongly of the project we are currently working on, although Webb’s explorations involve more text-based data and photography and are kept within a 2-dimensional medium while we are working with more abstractions of numerical data and translating them…

Crowdfunding art and the cost of animation

As evidenced by my now multiple posts on the subject, I’m a fan of D&D liveplay show Critical Role, which has made headlines again, this time for its recently-opened Kickstarter project to fund an animated special from the first campaign of the series. With over $7 million raised in just over a week, easily surpassing…

Lo-Fi Art for the Internet Age

https://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Installation-Views_Noh-Sangho_Arario-Museum-6-720×480.jpg This exhibition made by South Korean artist Noh Sangho draws connections between the vivid images and distinct iconography of the 21st century and the more muted artistic style of previous ages, forming stunning collages of color and interwoven elements of life. By drawing inspiration and source material directly from across the Internet and even…

Jack Kerouac’s Beat Paintings

When I first saw the title of this article, it immediately caught my attention as I had, the semester previously, taken an English seminar solely dedicated to the writings of Jack Kerouac. In the class, we briefly discussed Kerouac’s work as a painter, but more within the context of his other literary works and the…