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Imaging by Numbers Opens

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Paul Hertz <[log in to unmask]>

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Paul Hertz <[log in to unmask]>

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Sat, 12 Jan 2008 13:02:44 -0600

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Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer Print
January 18-April 3, 2008
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
U.S.A.

This groundbreaking new exhibition examines the intersection of 
digital technology and the graphic arts. Imaging by Numbers surveys 
the use of computers in printmaking and drawing through approximately 
60 works created by nearly 40 North American and European artists 
from the 1950s to the present. The exhibition focuses on artists who 
wrote their own computer code or collaborated with computer 
engineers. Beginning with photographs of electronic waveforms by Ben 
Laposky and Herbert Franke, Imaging by Numbers includes drawings made 
with plotter printers by the likes of Manfred Mohr and Edward Zajec, 
explorations of virtual worlds composed with 3-D imaging software by 
David Em, and works created with inventive modifications and 
combinations of traditional and digital printing techniques by such 
artists as Lane Hall and Roman Verostko. Contemporary artists writing 
their own computer programs or altering existing software - Joshua 
Davis and C.E.B. Reas, for example - are also represented.

Imaging by Numbers is curated by Block Museum senior curator Debora 
Wood and artist Paul Hertz.


Information about the show is here:
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/exhibitions/current/imaging.html

A concurrent show of installations, Space, Color and Motion:
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/exhibitions/current/space.html

A special Block Cinema event on February 6 "Imaging by Numbers: An 
Evening of Early Computer Animation."
http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/block-cinema/imaging.html

There's also a symposium of artists and scholars on Saturday, February 16:
http://aquavite.northwestern.edu/cal/public/calendar.cgi?id=592

Quite a full menu. If you are in the Chicago area, do give the show a 
visit, and feel free to contact me about it. Evanston is just a short 
ride from Chicago by public transportation (on the "El," our 
subway/elevated rail system).

best,

-- Paul


-- 
Paul Hertz <[log in to unmask]> 
|(*,+,#,=)(#,=,*,+)(=,#,+,*)(+,*,=,#)|
Independent Curator 
<http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/>

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