Homage: Contemporary Art in Digital Media ̶ a traveling exhibit
Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery ̶ July 9 to August 21, 2010
Art Institute of California ̶ September 11 to October 15, 2010
The Digital Art Guild’s current exhibition will engage viewers in a variety of conversations. The artists have cast their images as an homage — to other artists as ordinarily expected or in this more open discussion to ideas and cultural traditions which shape the way we think and experience the world around us. What is significant about these images and the vision they engage is an important observation about contemporary art in digital media — that it is reinventing the world we visualize once more.
“As with any new vision, medium or style in art, there is an incentive to restart the conversation. Not necessarily that we arrive at a new type of art, but more to deepen our understanding of who we are, what intrigues us and what this particular artist or artists have to say with their imagery.” From the introduction to the Homage catalog
The exhibit catalog creates a further dialog by the pairing images. An illustrative counterpoint is the pairing of A Woman’ Awakening by Julie M. Rae and Behind the Veil of Alzheimer’s by Terri Pakula.
Both Rae and Pakula address the impact of disease on our awareness — with Rae, it is the woman’s awareness of breast cancer; with Pakula, the slow deterioration of her father with Alzheimer’s.
Read more about the exhibit at the Digital Art Guild ezine: www.digitalartguild.com
The opening and public reception for Homage, Contemporary Art in Digital Media, will be from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday, July 10th. Admission is free to the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025. Hours are 11:00am – 4:00pm – Tuesday through Saturday. For gallery information at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, contact Wendy Wilson, Director, 760.480.4101.
The layout for the exhibit spaces is organized by Jim Respess. For more information on the exhibit space, contact Jim at [email protected] or 858-272-1926. The layout for the exhibit catalog is designed by Joe Nalven. For more information on the exhibit catalog, contact Joe at [email protected] or 858-679-1242.
The Homage exhibition catalog can be previewed at Blurb.com at www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1330985 and can be purchased online.
Artists represented in Homage reside in Arizona, California (San Diego, Los Angeles), Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Australia, China, England and Canada.
The artists participating in Homage are:
|Ron Belanger||Guy Mayenobe|
|Charlie Anne Breese||Andrew Mercer|
|Stephen Burns||Abigail Migala|
|Tom Chambers||Kerry Mitchell|
|Sergio Davila||Joe Nalven|
|John Engen||James Niles|
|Max Eternity||Terri Pakula|
|Joan Everds||Julie Rae|
|Janine Free||Harvey Reed|
|Scott Graham||James Respess|
|Joyce Harris Mayer||Jill Rowe|
|Valerie Henderson||Bob Snell|
|Deborrah Henry||Renata Spiazzi|
|Phil Herwegh||Helga E. Stark|
|JD Jarvis||Raymond St Arnaud|
|Vladimir Konečni||Michael Sussna|
|Marc Krutiak||Eric Swenson|
|Kat Larsen||Walt Thomas|
|Dana Levine||Pasha Turley|
|Liz Lopes||John Valois|
|Ernest Llynn Lotecka||Mary Waring|
|Eileen Mandell||Michael Wright|
|Judy Mandolf||Lee Zasloff|
|Fred Marinello||Kim Zuill|
For information about the Homage exhibit, contact:
Joe Nalven [email protected]
Jim Respess [email protected]