September 15th at 7pm
Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Students, Henry Members, and Photo Center NW Members FREE
General Audience $5
Join Henry exhibiting artist Jason Salavon (The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Digital Age) for a talk about his work exploring topics ranging from population statistics to intelligent software to the evolution of soft-core pornography.
Using software processes of his own design, Jason Salavon generates and reconfigures masses of communal material to present new perspectives on the familiar. Though formally varied, his projects frequently manipulate the roles of individual elements arranged in diverse visual populations. This often unearths unexpected pattern as the relationship between the part and the whole, the individual and the group, is explored. Reflecting a natural attraction to popular culture and the day-to-day, his work regularly incorporates the use of common references and source material. The final compositions are exhibited as art objects, such as photographic prints and video installations, while others exist in a real-time software context.
Artist Bio: Born in Indiana (1970), raised in Texas, and based in Chicago, Salavon earned his MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BA from The University of Texas at Austin. His work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world. Reviews of his exhibitions have been included in such publications as Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, and WIRED. Examples of his artwork are included in prominent public and private collections inluding the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago among many others. Artist website: http://salavon.com/
Previously, he taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was employed for numerous years as an artist and programmer in the video game industry. He is currently assistant professor in the Department of Visual Arts and the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.
This lecture is open to the public but and also part of a photography workshop, on September 14th, co-presented by Photo Center NW and the Henry Art Gallery. For more information on the workshop click here.