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[refresh] + [redraw] New Work by Eric Fickes and Eric Scrivner

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[refresh] + [redraw] Opening Reception!!

Friday, November 7th 2014 from 7-11pm

 

After our DIGITAL @ SUB call, we are hosting the first in our Digital Exhibition series [refresh] + [redraw] will feature work by Eric Fickes (Atlanta,GA) and Eric Scrivner (Kansas City, MO) [refresh] + [redraw] opens on Friday November 7th and will run through December 14th by appointment. Both of these artists interact through the ways they utilize motion and pattern in their respective digital media.

Eric Fickes is an artist based in Atlanta, Georgia utilizing code and motion detection to create generative artworks. As digital art as a medium evolves, so does our ability to manipulate the way in which we create. Using programming to create interactive works Fickes generates code that detects movements within physical space that then relays a signal moving the brushes to create the final drawing. These brush movements often look akin to Fickes’ other interests such as 1980’s video game and skateboarding culture. Bold outlines and graphic color expand in wild motion, vertical shapes and spikes emerge with each movement caught on camera. His work moves beyond the static encourages viewer to play and become the input for the overall algorithm presented.

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Eric Scrivner is an artist based in Kansas City, Missouri. His most recent series of works are bold .GIFs that make use of optical illusions to showcase the depth of the animation’s movement. The work in the Cyclical Ritual series are meditations on the act of waiting; a look at potential, and the utter lack of closure that follows. It’s a reflection on twiddled thumbs, nail biting, incessant toe tapping, and constant phone checking. The works rotate, twist, lumber, bumble, and fall in different directions without ever really making any progress.

In the weeks following we will be hosting programming that will correspond with the works shown. Stay tuned to our WordPress and Facebook pages for more info!

 

SUB Honored In The Pitch’s Best of Kansas City Issue 2012

BEST USE OF KICKSTARTER FUNDS

The Hot Tub Dialogues at Subterranean Gallery

with the help of 58 kickstarter backers, Ayla Rexroth and Clayton Skidmore raised $2773.00 to cover the installation of a hot tub in their basement apartment, which doubles as an art gallery. The Jacuzzi, which was donated by an exhibiting artists parents, served as a wet, hot podium for a series of three discussions that included regional curators, artists, and an architect.  An audience of 30 squeezed into tiny plastic folding chairs to eavesdrop on a brilliant mix of high- and lowbrow art talk.  The Hot Tub Dialogues encouraged speakers to reveal a little more (skin and theory) than usual, when discussing art, life and their careers.  File under Best Talent Pool.