News — February 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

SmARTspace at the Intersection of Art and Technology

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SmARTspace at the Intersection of Art and Technology

Using computer programs and software similar to a painter’s brush, four of the West Coast’s most distinguished new-media artists are featured in a new exhibition at San Francisco State University’s Fine Arts Gallery. Works by Jim Campbell, Maggie Orth, Alan Rath and Gail Wight are highlighted Feb. 21 – March 15 in “SmARTspace at the Intersection of Art and Technology,” a show conceived by the late SF State Professor and Leonardo Board Member Stephen Wilson, a prolific artist in the field and among the first to chronicle those who successfully bridged art, science and technology.

Admission is free to the exhibit and all related events. As part of the opening, Pamela Z will perform solo works for voice, electronics and video Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. in Knuth Hall. A robotic hand by SF State Lecturer Kal Spelletich will greet visitors to the opening reception. Related exhibitions will take place at The Lab and Root Division galleries (both in San Francisco).

A panel discussion, “Then and Now: Circa 1980-2012+,” on Feb. 29 at 5:30pm will feature Leonardo Executive Editor Roger Malina and long-time Leonardo Board Member Meredith Tromble, Ken Goldberg and Gail Wight in Room 193, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Building.

Wilson conceived “SmARTspace” and proposed the exhibition to the Fine Arts Gallery several years ago, based on artists featured in his books “Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology” (Leonardo Book Series, The MIT Press, 2003) and “Art and Science Now” (Thames and Hudson, 2010). A governing board member of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology for decades, he was widely respected for his innovative drive and intellectual curiosity. Wilson’s books will be available for exhibit visitors to browse in a special reading room inside the gallery.

SmARTspace at the Intersection of Art and Technology
Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Thursday, March 15
Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Ave.), San Francisco, CA 94132
Admission: Free
Gallery hours: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Opening: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4 – 6 p.m.
Information: 415/338-6535
Panel Discussion, “Then and Now: Circa 1980-2012+” Feb. 29 at 5:30pm Room 193, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Building, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Ave.), San Francisco, CA 94132

See http://creativearts.sfsu.edu/ for dates/times/locations of related events

Posted by:  Ozden Sahin (LEA Co-editor and Curator)

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