Please join us for a conversation between artist Alexandra Gorczynski, whose exhibition ‘Vanity Theater’ is on display through June 18, and Lindsay Howard, a New York-based curator and expert in the field of Post-Internet Art. They will discuss Gorczynski’s multidisciplinary practice, which began with a degree in painting from RISD, then viral internet fame with her blog ‘Hologram City’, and now her current body of work which examines the female form through digital painting and video. Among topics that will be explored: feminism in the age of webcams, DIY culture, and strategies for presenting, collecting, and displaying online-only artworks.
ALEXANDRA GORCZYNSKI is internationally recognized as among the most influential young artists from the post-Internet art phenomenon. Using digital techniques to layer paint, photographs, moving images, and even physical screens, she redefines both the haptic boundaries of the painterly medium as well as the potential for formalism in the age of the ethereal image. Gorczynski’s practice utilizes technology to push color to new heights of animation. Her most recent works fuse this technological ultra-vision with the art historical, placing time beside itself and re-framing bodies in surreal and glamorous tableaux.
LINDSAY HOWARD is an independent curator specializing in how the internet is shaping art and culture. She curated the first and second digital art auctions at Phillips Auction House in New York and London, which were called an “art breakthrough” by WIRED Magazine. Previously she founded the exhibition program at 319 Scholes and served as the Curatorial Fellow at Eyebeam, the leading art and technology center in the United States. For the past year and a half, she worked as the Curatorial Director at NewHive, where she lead community engagement and commissioned over thirty new online artworks. She has lectured at Bennington College, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.