Digital art exhibit at GSU gallery
March 21, 2013 11:08AM
Digital artwork: Anne Hayden Stevens’ “Wrecking Ball,” Kate Friedman’s “Ardent, Ardent” and Kate Ingold’s “Dark Waters” is on exhibit through March 27 at Governors State University. | Supplied photo
Updated: April 25, 2013 6:10AM
The Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, is hosting “Ways of Making: Digital Art,” featuring the work of artists Kate Friedman, Kate Ingold and Anne Hayden Stevens, through March 27.
The artists use digital images and tools to create their artwork.
“The resulting work transcends the medium and rewards the viewer with rich narratives, intoxicating visual experiences and reflective social commentary,” gallery director Jeff Stevenson said.
Friedman, Ingold and Hayden Stevens first met in 2010 through a professional artists’ group. They found correspondences of technique, content and form in each other’s work because they all used digital tools as a core component of process and production.
The art of these three artists also extends through mixed media investigations of drawing, collage, photography, handwork and digital or mechanical reproduction, Stevenson said.
Ingold limits herself to a singular use of each of her photographs: once it is used, it cannot be used again. She forces a medium which is desired for its easy replication into a singular unique object.
Friedman’s work, on loan to the exhibit by the late artist’s husband Daniel Brauner, contains iterations and layers of photographs that have been reduced to line and pattern. The images become abstract terrains for exploration.
Hayden Stevens lays marks directly into landscape photographs, transforming the physical landscape into an overtly psychological one.
A closing reception will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 27. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.
For more information, call (708) 534-4021 or visit www.govst.edu/gallery.