Open October 1 – October 31
Art Gym Gallery and Denver Digerati, with support from Emmanuel Gallery at CU Denver, are excited to join together to present the exhibition New Frontiers. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, October 7 from 5-8PM at Art Gym. Masks will be required to enter the building and social distancing is encouraged.
In a world that is heavily mediated by the use of technology, we can consider its impact by looking at the work of artists, often the first to examine and respond to cultural shifts in society. With an abundance of online resources, such as: free tutorials, open access software and freeware, as well as inexpensive apps, the entry point to digital exploration is open to a wider audience, and in this way subverts the traditional barriers of contemporary art allowing vast opportunities for global collaboration and personal expression. The current pandemic has highlighted digital art as a medium that is timely and offers new ways of understanding the human relationship with technology. New Frontiers surveys the countless modalities in which artists approach the creative process and computational thinking in order to produce digital artworks.
Curated by Sharifa Moore, New Frontiers features digital motion artworks by artists: Snow Yunxue Fu, Cherish Marquez, Rory Scott, Kendra Fleischman, Logan Holderread, John Harlan Norris, Anduriel Widmark, Gloria Fan Duan, Mayte Gomez-Molina, and collective artists from Cultural Policy and Areyes Studio.
Denver Digerati is a local nonprofit that specializes in digital motion art and animation, believing in the freedom to create without restrictions. This exhibition is a partnership between Art Gym, in conjunction with the Supernova Digital Animation Festival, hosted by Denver Digerati each September. The artists selected represent a sample of over 200 representing 32 countries in the festival’s sixth year in 2021. Learn more about the initiative at denverdigerati.org.