Painting in the Network: Algorithm and Appropriation


On View: February 10 - April 8, 2017 
Opening Reception: February 10, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m.

“Painting in the Network” is an exhibition about painting, even though roughly half of the work on display isn’t painting at all. Instead, this artwork is painterly—that is, it adopts certain formal painting devices (like color theory, modeling, and single point perspective), and it elaborates certain painterly tactics originally developed by the 19th and 20th century avant-garde. Artists in the exhibition are concerned with how such painterly traditions survive—and even thrive—in the digital age. Tabor Robak, for example, writes elaborate computer programs that produce never-ending digital compositions. Alex Dodge makes paintings, but his process begins on a computer. The subjects of his compositions undergo multiple permutations as they are scanned, edited, and manipulated in various 2D and 3D computer environments. Gabriel Orozco’s Invariants Animation demonstrates how his Samurai Tree paintings are made according to a complex algorithm. In every case, these artworks take up painterly tactics of “deskilling,” modernist techniques that outsourced the composition of painting to a third party or to acts of appropriation. However, in this work “deskilling” operations look more like “reskilling.” That is, most of these artists are very talented computer programmers—talent evidenced by their elaborate compositions.

“Painting in the Network” includes work by Siebren Versteeg, Gabriel Orozco, Cory Arcangel, Tabor Robak, Davis Rhodes, Laeh Glenn and Alex Dodge. 

above: Tabor Robak, Darkroom (still), 2016, generative animation on custom PC, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Team Gallery, New York.

Gallery Hours Cressman Center for Visual Art
100 E. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202

Wednesday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Spring 2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition

On View: April 13 - April 128, 2017 
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 5 - 7 p.m.

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the Spring 2017 BFA Thesis Exhibitions at Schneider Hall Galleries. The exhibition will display artwork in a variety of mediums from those students graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Hite Art Institute.

The exhibition will feature the artwork of Alexander Bizianes, Chelsey Chapman, Carrie Forman, Ian Hughlett, Autumn Lindsey, Irene Mudd, S.N. Parks, Mikayla Powell, Lydia Voss, Kelsi Wermuth, and Chelsea Wolfe with an opening reception and remarks on Thursday, April 13 from 5-7 p.m. 

Each BFA candidate will contribute their unique vision as represented by a concentrated body of work developed to demonstrate their readiness to enter the professional art world upon graduation.

Schneider Hall Galleries, Belknap Gallery
Hite Art Institute | University of Louisville

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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