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For Immediate Release
October 12, 2012

For more information, contact
Stuart Soloway
(585) 395-2797
ssoloway@brockport.edu

Low Fidelity Becomes High Art

Exhibit Focuses on Outdated and Obsolete Technology and Equipment

Press Release Photo Bucket Fill by Tiberiu Chelcea

Brockport, NY – Each new day seemingly brings new advances in creative resources, leaving a wasteland of antiquated technologies such as flip cameras, slide projectors, and the like. Low Fidelity, the new exhibition at the Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery, presents the work of artists who purposefully employ or pay homage to outmoded equipment and technologies in their processes. The show, curated by associate professor Christian Carson and gallery director Tim Massey, will run from October 25 – December 9, 2012, with an opening reception on October 25 from 4 – 6 pm. The gallery is located at 180 Holley Street, Brockport, and the exhibit is free and open to the public.

Massey feels that “some creative approaches suggest a metaphor of how technology has permeated everyday life by interrupting, or even replacing, life experience, as in the mediated landscape works of Ron Lambert and figurative works of Chris Kienke.” Kienke manipulates the common pixel, utilizing it not electronically, but as “an expression of media.” To him, “each medium is selected to suit the particular ideas of each project. Choices about media and material matter not solely because a particular medium may be best suited for communicating an idea or presenting a point of view, but because media and material are bound together with language and meaning.”

With what Carson deems a “reverence for technology that has passed on,” an artist such as Joan Rzadkiewicz can use what she calls “vernacular” objects in her installations “in the context of a given philosophical observation.” Truth be told, even with all sorts of modern technology surrounding them, some artists are simply purists for the process of making art, not unlike a baker who creates pie crust with a pastry cutter instead of a food processor. They rise to the challenge of fusing old and new technologies together.

Other artists represented in the show include Ron Lambert, Aaron Bowles, E.J. Herczyk, Tiberiu Chelcea, Jonathan Johnson, Laurie O’Brien, Chaz Evans, Montieth McCollum, Ariana Gerstein, Leighton McWilliams, Johanna Colley-Evans and Jesse England.

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Gallery hours: Monday – Friday: 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday: 1 - 4 pm. For more information, call (585) 395-2805. Parking at Tower Fine Arts Center: Weekdays: Until 7 pm, parking permits are required. Permits cost $4 and can be obtained at the Raye H. Conrad Welcome Center. Evenings and Weekends: After 7 pm on weekdays, and throughout the weekend, parking is not regulated. Metered parking is available adjacent to Tower Fine Arts Center.

Images: 1: Bucket Fill (Blue) by Tiberiu Chelcea

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