Snap to Grid
Artists' Reception: Thursday November 12, 7-9pm
(in conjunction with Downtown Artwalk)
Every year for over 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its "Open Call" exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in a grid like installation (reminiscent of postcard art shows of the 1980's) where every work submitted is exhibited.
The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge. The show represents a snapshot of a current moment in art history when digital imaging has reached the hands of the many, an age where culture belongs to the "mobblogers" around the globe. From Thailand to Texas, amateur to academic, beautiful to banal and beyond the monumental quantity and variety of "Snap to Grid" becomes an aesthetic experience where each individual piece adds to an agglomerative effect that has a life of its own.
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
107 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
San Croce, Venezia
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Einstein on Witherspoon Street
Bronfman Gallery, NYU
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Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia, IT
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Art for Progress, NYC, March 2009
Sticks + Stones
Sunshine Factory Cafe and Gallery
11 Essex Street
New York, NY
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March 19-April 23, 2006
New York University Bronfman Center Gallery
"Beyond Graffiti: Fresh Visions from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and New York City: