Ways of Making: Digital Art Exhibit at GSU Gallery

Ways of Making Digital 2013 at GSU
Ways of Making: Digital Art (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State University is presenting “Ways of Making: Digital Art,” featuring the work of artists Kate Friedman, Kate Ingold, and Anne Hayden Stevens, now through 27, 2013. A closing reception celebrating the exhibition will be held on Wednesday, March 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition, the fifth in the gallery’s “Ways of Making” series, features three artists who use digital images and tools to make their art. “The resulting work transcends the medium and rewards the viewer with rich narratives, intoxicating visual experiences, and reflective social commentary,” said Gallery Director Jeff Stevenson.

Kate Friedman, Kate Ingold and Anne Hayden Stevens first met in 2010 through a professional artists’ group. They found correspondences of technique, content and form in each other’s work because they all use digital tools as a core component of process and production.

After living with cancer for 4½ years, Kate Friedman died in February, 2012.  “We are honored to exhibit her work, which is on loan by her husband Daniel Brauner,” Stevenson said.

The art of these three artists also extends through mixed media investigations of drawing, collage, photography, handwork, and digital or mechanical reproduction, Stevenson said.

Kate Ingold limits herself to a singular use of each of her photographs: once it is used, it cannot be used again. She forces a medium which is desired for its easy replication into a singular unique object.

Kate Friedman’s work contains iterations and lay­ers of photographs that have been reduced to line and pattern. The images become abstract terrains for exploration.

Anne Hayden Stevens lays marks directly into landscape photographs, transforming the physical landscape into an overtly psychological one.

The Visual Arts Gallery hours during the Spring, 2013 semester are Monday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, from 9 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call (708) 534-4021or visit www.govst.edu/gallery.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway in University Park.