"More Meets the Eye: Optical Innovation"
November 26, 2007 through May 18, 2008
Curated by:
STEPHAN MOORE
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The artists in this exhibition are linked by both a common tool, the computer, and a common aesthetic thread: a visual 
complexity that exposes harmonies and truths normally unavailable to the un-enhanced eye.  They invite you to see deeply 
and clearly, following details and building associations to form a reality in your mind's eye that is bigger than the big 
picture before you.

Another link: Each artist's methods are innovative, in the sense that they create their work outside the standard means for 
making computer-based visual art, defining their own parameters outside of those readily available from a pull-down menu.  
Freedom from the tyranny of popular tools has opened the door to startilng insights and expanded horizons.  One artist exploits 
artifacts within the processes of existing graphics software, extracting optical data through iterative "abuse" 
- the bug-turned-feature.  The other two have abandoned existing software entirely, dreaming up and building their tools from 
original code before coloring the first pixel. (I'll let you guess which is which.)

And yet another link: each artist also regularly produces video work. These still images, complete on their own, can also be 
seen in this context as instantaneous glimpses of ongoing systems, possessing a past and a future.  Or perhaps containing 
within them the distillation of another, more time-based, process, with the past and present more explicit than implied.

These artists have created dense experiences for us to unpack and inhabit, testing the limits of their medium's potential in 
original ways.  Bringing the work of these artists together in this exhibition creates an opportunity for conversation, and by 
engaging in that dialogue we might triangulate a fresh perspective on the state of innovative expression in computer-based 
visual art.

HARRY SELDOM
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"The Butterfly Effect #52-12B"
2007
Limited Edition Print on Photo Rag Art Paper
25 x 49

The Butterfly Effect refers to an underlying 
principle of Chaos Theory: sensitive dependence 
on initial conditions.


"The Butterfly Effect #52-12"
2007
Limited Edition Print on Photo Rag Art Paper
25 x 49

The equivocal perspectives and illusion of 
movement are intentional subversions of the 
viewers equilibrium, calling into question 
the certainty of our perceptions.

GENE GREGER
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"Witching Hour"
2005
LightJet digital print
24" x 18"

"Ex Cathedra"
2005
LightJet digital print
24" x 18"

I am interested in exploring how to communicate a sense of 
place beyond what individual photographs can.  How does one 
combine sets of snapshots into a single image which progresses 
beyond conveying a simple visual record to expressing the 
psycho-geographical landscape?

RoseRose
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"Tunneling"
October, 2007
Digital print
17 x 26 inches

My art practice of the past nine years has spiraled around a 
visual language, Glide.  The 3D forms of LiveGlide, which are 
played live using a MIDI controller board, become the "ink" 
on the "brush" of the Glide glyphs moving through 3-Space 
and leaving new paintings in their wake.