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"Yauger Williams: ONE PIXEL – a metaphorical composition on mind and machine"
2004-03-04 until 2003-03-28
William Traver Gallery
USA United States of America
William Traver is pleased to present ONE PIXEL, a solo exhibition of digital fine art by Northwest artist Yauger Williams. Based on the notion that pixels represent the next step in the evolution of fine art, Williams’ work celebrates the beauty and simplicity of the basic component of digital imagery by focusing on its essential and most basic form. The works presented were created using a computer and are displayed in the gallery as photographic shapes and digital projections. The self-referential presentation of pixels as pixels calls attention to the material itself, and alludes to the mysticism inherent in technology.
“In its infinite representation of color and reproduction, there is just one pixel,” says Williams. Through this body of work, he comments on the relationship between the individual object, viewer, and artist to the greater systems of art, life, and technology.
Williams will present a Visiting Artist Lecture at 911 Media Arts on Wednesday, March 3, 2004. The lecture will expand on the concepts presented in his exhibition, and explore the roles of the art object, viewer, and artist as they relate to digital art works and aesthetic experiences.
Yauger Williams received his BFA (1998) and MFA (2000) from the University of California, Berkeley. Currently an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, his research and creations emphasize the melding of fine art and technology. His work is exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the country, and his designs have been used by technology industry clients such as Yahoo.com.