Opening Reception – Techspressionist Collab #2: A Calling For Utopia

Techspressionist Salon #26 – September 14, 2021
Moderator: Davonte Bradley

This Salon was dedicated to the opening reception for the exhibition “Techspressionist Collab #2: A Calling For Utopia”


Malavika Mandal Andrew x Ryan Henderson
Negin Ehtesabian x Brandon Gellis
Darcy Gerbarg x Michael Pointer
Diane Marsella x Frédéric Pons
Tommy Mintz x Deann Stein Hasinoff
Cee Moses x Michael Price
Michael Pointer x Caro Ramonde

Curation: Davonte Bradley
Installation: Bradley Gellis

There seems to always be so much duress in the world. To cope, heal, and respond artists often seek to create romantic notions of reality – fantasies and wishes of utopia. The ability for artists to speak to others across physical and virtual space encourages new opportunities for dynamic and meaningful collaborations and explorations. The artwork presented in this exhibition serendipitously comes together as a series of idealized realities. Our Techspressionist artists harness mixed media and digital art to address concerns of ecology and conservation; others have developed rich-photographic compilations considering re-envisioned worlds; and some explore the coexistence of the digital and natural worlds. We are presenting work that questions social, political, and cultural norms through international, collaborative, and hopeful eyes. We are grateful and proud that you are here to join us today.
– Bradley Gellis

Techspressionist Salons are bi-weekly artist meetups where artists can present their work and discuss matters relating to art and technology. They are attended by artists listed in our Techspressionist Visual Artists Index and are also open to interested individuals on our mailing listThe 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.”