The W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery will present the national exhibition DPI:2004 from Sept. 20 through Oct. 20. An opening reception for the artists is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 30, from 7-9 p.m. Both the reception and exhibit are open and free to the public.
DPI:2004, or digitally propelled ideas, features 30 artists from across the United States who have been actively involved in using computer technology to create works of art. Digital technology has opened opportunities for research and experimentation in a number of the art and design-related disciplines. The exhibits goal is to bring together the most eclectic experience possible. The exhibit will include work from the following disciplines: fine art, graphic design, illustration, photography and video.
The juror is Carole Ann Klonarides, an international curator of contemporary art, an artist and independent producer of experimental documentaries on the arts. She was curator of Programming at the Santa Monica Museum of Art from 1997 to 2000.
“Digital media is totally integrated into our daily life — so much so that it is again difficult for many to embrace digitally propelled ideas as lasting art,” says Klonarides. “The digital artist of today faces many of the same challenges of their predecessors. As the manufacturing of videotape comes to an end, the dot-com bubble burst and museums are downsizing media departments, perhaps it is time to discard the ruse of the new [in media] and celebrate the creative and independent freedom artists have using digital media — at least for the moment!”
A virtual catalog is online at www.cpp.edu/~kellogg_gallery/DPI04/index.html. For more information, call Patrick Merrill at (909) 869-4301.