Techspressionism 2021 will open in the Spring of 2021 as an international juried exhibition to be hosted here at Techspressionism.com using the Kunstmatrix 3D exhibition platform.
- Entries will be limited to two-dimensional physical works (ie paintings, drawings, and prints) which utilize technology as a means to express emotional experience.
- As the exhibition will be presented virtually, “dimensions-variable” digital images which have not been physically produced as objects are acceptable as submissions.
- Digital works accepted into the exhibition will be scaled based on the limitations of the virtual space.
- Works will be presented within the virtual space with direct contact information for each artist – no commission will be taken for any sales.
Artists selected for the online exhibition will be eligible for consideration in a subsequent physical exhibition proposal. This proposal will be presented to public art spaces and commercial galleries in the New York metropolitan area, with the potential for it to become an international traveling exhibition.
Submissions will only be accepted via CallForEntry.org. There is a $10 application fee to submit work, which will be used to offset the costs of the call for entry and to promote the exhibition once a roster of artists is finalized. Artists retain all rights to submitted works.
Helen A. Harrison, the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, is the former curator of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton and Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton. She has also been a guest curator at the Queens Museum in Flushing, has taught at the School of Visual Arts, and currently holds an adjunct faculty position in Stony Brook University’s Department of Art. From 1978-2006, she wrote art reviews and feature articles for the Long Island section of The New York Times, and she was the visual arts commentator for WLIU 88.3 FM, Long Island University’s NPR-affiliated radio station, from 2004-2009. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly and popular publications, and she’s the author of several books, including, most recently, two mystery novels set in the New York art world.
Ms. Harrison will assist in the review of submitted work.
Colin Goldberg’s artwork forges a bridge between traditional and digital media. He is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. The artist’s use of the term “Techspressionism” was first described in this 2014 WIRED article. In 2015, Goldberg was a resident artist at The Studios of Key West, where he was profiled by PBS. His works reside in the permanent collections of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, Stony Brook University Hospital and the Islip Art Museum. Goldberg served as a guest panelist for “Expressionism in the 21st Century”, a symposium held at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in East Hampton, and was a guest speaker at PechaKucha Hamptons at the Parrish Art Museum in 2019.
Mr. Goldberg is the organizer of the exhibition, and will facilitate the open call and oversee logistics and production.