Darcy Gerbarg x Michael Pointer
Techspressionism Collab #2
I straddle two worlds: The Art World and the Computer World. My work is a record of what the latest technology is capable of in its time. I am fascinated by visual complexity that incorporates real and virtual objects, captured as a painting in a 2D picture plane or experienced in a fully immersive 3DVR world.
“Darcy Gerbarg has long been established as one of the major pioneers in the digital arts field. Gerbarg continues to push the limits of digital technology in her latest group of billboard-size paintings and large-scale sculptures.”
Museum Director and Curator, Cynthia Goodman
Gerbarg incorporates the artifacts of the times, “traces of the technology in the image that then becomes physical”
Curator, Stina Gustafsson
While the images, may appear to have elements reminiscent of traditional still-life or landscape painting abstracted, further study reveals unexpected visual turns. The paintings have a new pallet and feel resulting in an updated esthetic, markers of-our-time.
Gerbarg’s “pictures challenge viewers to determine what is real and what is an illusion” Curator, David S. Rubin
Michael Pointer is a fourth generation artist. He received his first camera at age nine and began working in the darkroom when he was twelve. He has won numerous awards for photography and drawing. After a solo exhibit in Wichita, Kansas he was invited to teach Photography at Wichita State University, he taught there for three years. He is best known for his large scale abstract analog photography work. In 2009 Pointer lived in Afghanistan supporting a free dental clinic in Kabul and working with the Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan. Until recently he served CCAA as an advisory board member.