In Explicitly Activist, colourful ribbons emerge from the grey background of the canvas. An ensemble of purples, reds, oranges and green marks come out of the composition. We notice a play of contrasts; the monotony of flat, subdued priming weighs the cheerfulness of painterly textures. This strategy further highlights Darcy Gerbarg's fascination with brushstrokes. Made in a 3D environment wearing VR goggles, this painting is a physical performance, a composition in space. We observe this depth of field in the ribbons' recesses and overlaps.
The artwork was printed painted in a 3DVirtual World at the Future Reality Lab, New York University, Courant Institute for Mathematical Science, with 3DVR Goggles, and then printed on canvas at Lightwork, Syracuse University.
Abstract Art in the Age of New Media is a virtual group show curated by Serena Tabacchi and Marie Chatel featuring works by Banz & Bowinkel, Gibson / Martelli, Joanne Hastie, Harrison, Willmott, Aaron Scheer, Alex Reben, Arnaud Laffond, Chris Dorland, Casey Reas, Darcy Gerbarg, Brendan Dawes, Kjetil Golid, Mathieu Merlet Briand, Maurice Benayoun, Mario Klingemann, Shohei Fujimoto, Yoshi Sodeoka, Sara Ludy, Snow Yunxue Fu, Markos Kay, Damjanksi, David Young, Gordon Berger, Bård Ionson, Manfred Mohr, Robbie Barrat.
Abstract Art in the Age of New Media
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