|Students display digital art at Oakland show|
May 7, 2004
If you're in the mood for an art show and appreciate current technology, "Conversion" might be just the show for you.
Eleven students from a course called "Ways of seeing: digital world," taught by art Professor Lewis deSoto, will be the featured artists at Magnolia Editions Fine Arts Press Gallery in Oakland next week.
"Conversion," a name decided on while the class was "floating around ideas, free associating," according to deSoto, will feature works created with digital processes, converting pixels into images.
photography major and contributing artist to "Conversion," said
the two pieces he will display are an attempt to "capture chaotic
images and sounds of construction." Both are digitally enhanced
images of Centennial Village, where Copi lived while a construction project
was under way nearby. Each morning during the construction project, Copi
awoke to the sounds of jackhammers. "Every morning sounds," said
Copi, who likes shooting live concerts as well as architecture.
"I looked for something interesting in the eyes, a look that really conveyed some type of emotion -- disdain or joy or disinterest."
who describes her piece as combining a million different voices into
one, started making digital art in fall 2003.
"We like to keep our hand in the educational community," said Farnsworth -- even the year when a student's contribution to the exhibit was a Tupperware container of lamb brains, which started to smell.
deSoto, an internationally recognized artist, is known for large-scale works that include the 12,000 square foot terrazzo floor in the international terminal at the San Francisco International Airport and an installation in the Jury Assembly Room in the San Francisco Court House.
Artists participating in "Conversion" include: Jon Barcan, Steven Bird, Jonah Copi, Brendon Dillon, Norah Ellis, Masooda Gardizi, Briana Heard, Ron Ishihara, Arisa Kasai, Stacy Mc Kenzie and Sadie Mellerio.
Magnolia Editions Gallery is located at 2527 Magnolia St. in Oakland. The exhibit will run May 8-17 with an opening reception 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 8. The gallery is open 10-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and admission is free.
-- Public Affairs Student Writer Elizabeth Davis with Matt Itelson
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