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Peter Williams: Walls, Screens
Building Imagination Center at Art Space on Main
135 W Main in downtown Turlock
June 29 to August 18, 2017
Reception Thursday, July 13 at 5:30 pm, artist talk at 6:30 pm

Artist statement:
More and more, walls surround us. More and more, walls are screens. Wall-screens not only occlude and barricade physical spaces, but are also saturated with alternative views of images, virtual spaces and information (most commonly of commercial nature) — forming borders and following us all around at monumental and intimately small sizes. My work feels its way through physical, virtual and informational environments to focus attention on our immediate surroundings, among which are walls and screens: fundamental, complicating and inextricable.

Artist bio:
Peter Williams is a New Media artist originally from Canada. Specializing in generative and interactive art, he makes tactically unstable works that complicate and hybridize place in physical, digital and augmented situations. Media are elastic and chimerical, more and more resembling us. Through his art, Williams struggles with this recursion. His works have been presented in Asia, Canada, Europe, the U.K. and USA at venues such as the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), The Lumen Prize Exhibition, SIGGRAPH Asia and the Association of Computing Machinery Conference on Human Computer Interaction (ACM SIGCHI). He is currently Assistant Professor of New Media Art at California State University, Sacramento.
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Peter Williams: Walls, Screens Building Imagination Center at Art Space on Main 135 W Main in downtown Turlock June 29 to August 18, 2017 Reception Thursday, July 13 at 5:30 pm, artist talk at 6:30 pm Artist statement: More and more, walls surround us. More and more, walls are screens. Wall-screens...

Reception for Peter Williams

July 13, 2017, 5:30pm - July 13, 2017, 11:00pm

Building Imagination

Peter Williams: Walls, Screens Building Imagination Center at Art Space on Main 135 W Main in downtown Turlock June 29 to August 18, 2017 Reception Thursday, July 13 at 5:30 pm, artist talk at 6:30 pm Artist statement: More and more, walls surround us. More and more, walls are screens. Wall-screens...

form this side of space to the other side of the signal
April 8-May 6, 2017
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form this side of space to the other side of the signal April 8-May 6, 2017

form this side of space to the other side of the signal
April 8-May 6, 2017

Art Space on Main
Video excerpt from the current exhibit by Benjamin Rosenthal
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Benjamin Rosenthal's video installation "from this side of space to the other side of the signal" is now open at the Building Imagination Center at Art Space on Main. Join us for his artist talk at 6:30 pm this Thursday, April 13. @n0t0ri0us_b.e.n #ArtSpaceonMain #BuildingImaginationCenter #stanstat...

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Are you an artist or designer? Transform common utility boxes into works of art in downtown Modesto. For more information and to apply, visit buff.ly/2oWc32q

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Benjamin Rosenthal
April 8–May 6, 2017
Reception Thursday, April 13 at 5:30 pm
Artist talk at 6:30 pm
This talk will immediately follow the Reception for Gordon Senior

Benjamin Rosenthal (b. 1984, New York, NY, lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas) holds an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis and a BFA in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University. Pulling from a variety of fields in the humanities and sciences, he questions the authenticity of our physical experience in an age where the boundaries between reality and the virtual become indistinguishable. Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of Expanded Media, in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas where he teaches Video Art, Performance Art, and interdisciplinary practices.

“My practice examines the strategies of how we perform—the systems of control we set in place, and the way we negotiate our psychological, tangible and virtual positions. Most recently I find myself questioning the greater emphasis placed on physical experiences as a measure of authenticity in an age where the boundaries between physical reality and the virtual become nearly indistinguishable. Employing broader themes such as militarism, religion and technology, I expose and challenge the changing condition of bodies and psyches as they collide against each other within these often dysfunctional atmospheres. While my primary discipline is in video and other new media, my practice is interdisciplinary and my work traverses disciplines within the field of visual art—manifesting itself in such other formats as sculpture, installation, performance, and drawing.” —Benjamin Rosenthal

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Benjamin Rosenthal
April 8–May 6, 2017
Reception Thursday, April 13 at 5:30 pm
Artist talk at 6:30 pm
This talk will immediately follow the Reception for Gordon Senior

Benjamin Rosenthal (b. 1984, New York, NY, lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas) holds an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis and a BFA in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University. Pulling from a variety of fields in the humanities and sciences, he questions the authenticity of our physical experience in an age where the boundaries between reality and the virtual become indistinguishable. Rosenthal is Assistant Professor of Expanded Media, in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas where he teaches Video Art, Performance Art, and interdisciplinary practices.

"from this side of space to the other side of the signal" utilizes footage produced on unique analog equipment from the early history of video during a residency at Signal Culture (a contemporary version of the original Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY), and emerges from a nod to Michael Snow's iconic structural film La Région Centrale. Virtual landscapes pumped through the analog system become caught amidst sets of "meaningless" signs/barriers and violent signals. Computer-generated bodies and body parts glistening with video material generated via this system perform actions that queer the line between digital, physical and analog, homoeroticism and violence––entangled in a fragmented high-modernist grid. A voice from the other side of the signal attempts to lure the viewer into some act of connection, of crossing over, only to be perpetually interrupted by barriers of interference.

“My practice examines the strategies of how we perform—the systems of control we set in place, and the way we negotiate our psychological, tangible and virtual positions. Most recently I find myself questioning the greater emphasis placed on physical experiences as a measure of authenticity in an age where the boundaries between physical reality and the virtual become nearly indistinguishable. Employing broader themes such as militarism, religion and technology, I expose and challenge the changing condition of bodies and psyches as they collide against each other within these often dysfunctional atmospheres. While my primary discipline is in video and other new media, my practice is interdisciplinary and my work traverses disciplines within the field of visual art—manifesting itself in such other formats as sculpture, installation, performance, and drawing.” —Benjamin Rosenthal

http://benjaminrosenthal.com/
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Benjamin Rosenthal April 8–May 6, 2017 Reception Thursday, April 13 at 5:30 pm Artist talk at 6:30 pm This talk will immediately follow the @[1310951082324749:844:Reception for Gordon Senior] Benjamin Rosenthal (b. 1984, New York, NY, lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas) holds an MFA in Art Studi...

Reception for Benjamin Rosenthal

April 13, 2017, 5:30pm - April 13, 2017, 11:00pm

Building Imagination

Benjamin Rosenthal April 8–May 6, 2017 Reception Thursday, April 13 at 5:30 pm Artist talk at 6:30 pm This talk will immediately follow the Reception for Gordon Senior Benjamin Rosenthal (b. 1984, New York, NY, lives and works in Lawrence, Kansas) holds an MFA in Art Studio from the University of...