Left to right: Diane Marsella, Carter Hodgkin, Renata Janiszewska (on iPad), Darcy Gerbarg, Mary Boochever, Tommy Mintz, Verneda Lights, Tom Dunn (SAC Executive Director), Nina Sobell, Roy Nicholson, Nina Yankowitz, Roz Dimon, Colin Goldberg, ScoJo, Steve Miller, Patrick Lichty, Tali Hinkis (kneeling), Christine Sciulli (kneeling), John Zieman (back row), Kyle Lapidus, Mary Ann Strandell, Holly Gordon, Michael Rees (back row) Dalton Portella (kneeling), Joe Diamond (SAC General Manager), Dan Welden, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Anne Spalter, Gregory Little. Artworks behind group by Frank Gillette.
Over 300 people were in attendance for the exhibition opening on April 23, 2022 at Southampton Arts Center, including over 30 of the artists in the exhibition, from as far away as Australia. View opening reception photo galleries on James Lane Post and Hamptons.com.
April 27, 2022 via Zoom
Moderator: Davonte Bradley
Exhibition Curator: Colin Goldberg
Walkthrough: Roz Dimon
Videography: James Frank Dawson
Introductory remarks by Tom Dunn, SAC Executive Director.
Featuring live commentary from exhibition artists from Afghanistan, Canada, France, India, Iran, Russia, Canada and the United States.
Hamptons Tech Week
This panel of Techspressionist Artists was moderated by Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The event took place at Southampton Arts Center, at the close of the exhibition Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond, on Wednesday, July 20th as part of #HamptonsTechWeek.
Participating artists were Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, LoVid, Tommy Mintz and Giovanna Sun aka Dubwoman.
You can view the recording of this event, as well as recordings of other events that were organized in conjunction with this exhibition below.
ART IN FOCUS SERIES
Illustrated talks that illuminate the world of art.
Hosted by Helen Harrison
Tech Tuesdays are a series of talks organized in conjunction with the exhibition, Techspressionism: Digital & Beyond, at the Southampton Arts Center, April 21 – July 23, 2022.
Co-sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton Library, the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, and the Southampton Arts Center. The talks are free, but registration is required. Made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University.
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.
FOCUS: Digital / Analog Hybrids
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 via Zoom
Rhode Island School of Design
Anne discusses how she used cutting edge artificial intelligence to create new types of compositions–but unexpectedly ended up using familiar drawing and painting tools to realize her final works in Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond.
Digital mixed-media artist Anne Spalter is an academic pioneer who founded the original digital fine arts courses at Brown University and RISD in the 1990s and authored the internationally taught textbook, The Computer in the Visual Arts (Addison-Wesley, 1999). Her artistic process combines a consistent set of personal symbols with a hybrid arsenal of traditional mark-making methods and innovative digital tools. A new body of work, further developed at a recent residency at MASS MoCA, combines artificial intelligence algorithms with oil paint and pastels. She is currently creating NFT artworks.
FOCUS: What the Heck is Techspressionism?
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 via Zoom
Artist/ Curator of “Techspressionism: Digital & Beyond”
Colin coined the term Techspressionism in 2011 to describe “an artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.” Since then, it has evolved into an international movement, with periodic online meetups, modeled on the 19th century salon concept, in which artists share their works and personal creative philosophies. Colin will discuss Techspressionism’s genesis, survey its present flowering, and imagine its potential.
Colin Goldberg was born in the Bronx, New York, to parents of Japanese and Jewish ancestry, both Ph.D. chemists. His grandmother Kimiye was an accomplished practitioner and instructor of Japanese Shodo calligraphy. He has been a freelancer in NYC advertising agencies, coding and designing some of the web’s first consumer-facing sites and launching brands such as Snapple, GOLF Magazine, and Popular Science online. He holds a BA in Studio Art from Binghamton University and a MFA in Computer Art from BGSU, and is a recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.
FOCUS: Responding to Techspressionism
Tuesday, May 31 via Zoom
Bergman Visiting Professor, Stony Brook University
In his artistic practice, Shimon uses both traditional and experimental media, including immersive multiple-channel video and other digital tools. He will respond to the exhibition in light of technology’s expressive potential for re-imagining relationships between space, time, place, memory and identity.
Shimon Attie is an internationally renowned visual artist whose work spans photography, video, site-specific installation, public projects, and new media. A recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation’s Lee Krasner Award, he was awarded The Rome Prize in 2001, a Visual Artist Fellowship from Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study in 2007, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. He became the inaugural Bergman Visiting Professor at Stony Brook in the fall of 2020.
Femme Tech Salon
May 11, 2022
Moderator: Roz Dimon
Cynthia Beth Rubin
Dubwoman aka Giovanna Sun
East End Tech Salon
May 25, 2022
Moderator: Steve Miller
What is a Techspressionist Salon?
Techspressionist Salons were conceived as a modern counterpart to the Surrealist salons of the 1920’s, in which artists could meet informally to socialize and discuss ideas. These meetups are self-supporting and are organized by the Techspressionist artist community.
The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin Goldberg, Patrick Lichty, Steve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as group advisor Helen Harrison. During this session, the working definition of Techspressionism was decided upon by the participants as: “An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.”
An archive of past Salons is available here.