Press Release

The New York Digital Salon and
Kendall College of Art and Design Gallerypresent

Digital Selections

Kendall College of Art and Design Gallery
17 Fountain, N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
October 11-Nov 6, 2004

Contact: Renee Schacht 212-592-2532 [email protected]

September 22, 2004 –Digital Selections, a new media art exhibition featuring artworks by John Gerrard, Golan Levin, Dennis H. Miller, Manfred Mohr, Josh On and Casey Reas, will open on Monday, October 11, 2004 at the Kendall College of Art and Design Gallery. The opening reception is Tuesday, October 12 from 5 pm. The exhibition runs through November 6, 2004. Dennis H. Miller will speak about his animations on Tuesday, October 12 at 11:30 am in the gallery.

Digital Selections, organized by Renee Schacht, Assistant Director of the New York Digital Salon, and Sarah Joseph, Director of Exhibitions at the Kendall College of Art and Design Gallery, includes digital prints, algorithmic art, interactive installations, computer animation, software art and net art. The exhibition reflects the New York Digital Salon’s eleven-year history, featuring artwork from past Salon exhibitions as well as new work by innovative artists.

Manfred Mohr’s space.color series and Golan Levin’s Audiovisual Environment Suite were originally created in 1999, exploring how programs and software could be utilized to make art. Mohr works directly with the computer to generate his algorithmic art, while Levin’s custom interactive visualization software allows people to create and perform abstract animation and synthetic sound in real time. Both Levin and Mohr continue to inspire and influence the ways in which art is created and experienced today.

“Digital Selections is an exhibition of work by artists who create in the digital realm. Software and technology have opened up new creative opportunities for artists. Images that could not possibly be created by hand are now possible, as are new explorations into animation, sound and interactive art. While painting, drawing and sculpture will remain at the core of traditional fine art, new tools are revolutionizing how artists think and work. We are now at a pivotal time in contemporary art and this exhibition helps lead the way for the art of the future,” states Bruce Wands, Director of the New York Digital Salon.

The New York Digital Salon, founded in 1993, is dedicated to the exhibition, study and promotion of digital art in all its genres. Increasingly recognized as a significant force for digital art, the Salon hosts an annual Touring program, which features exhibitions, educational and public programs, and a Web site (, which serves as an online resource for digital art.
The opening reception, artist talk and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9am – 6pm and Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm.
The exhibition is made possible with support from Kendall College of Art and Design, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Visual Arts Foundation, and the School of Visual Arts.

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