Davonte Bradley and Holly Gordon
Techspressionist Salon #27 – September 28, 2021
Moderator: Davonte Bradley
Holly Gordon is a working innovative, fine art, documentary photographer and curator. Collaborating with artist Ward Hooper led to recently published book Parallel Perspectives: The Brush/Lens Collaboration she coined her creative break-through photo-liminalism. She engages in important social issues and as a master printer she has worked for non-profit to support major exhibitions including shows at Denise Bibro Fine Art, Harlem Gallery of Hunter College and Museum of the City of New York.
“There are a few main things that inspire my art. The pain and trauma of my past, curiosity in the present, and hope for the future. There’s just as much fun in my work as there is some amount of melancholy. And I think there’s beauty in that. I’ve been creating art all of my life and have been creating digitally for about half of that time. I never attended a traditional art school and I honestly never saw myself becoming a full-time artist. It wasn’t until the pandemic struck and rocked the world that I decided that I needed to stop wasting time and pursue what had been in my heart all this time.” – Davonte Bradley
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 list. 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.”