Yes, you read that right. Rex Bruce the owner of the LACDA prints and shows every single piece of digital art and digital photography that is submitted for this show. This is like close to its 10th year he is doing this. There is no jury you simply submit your work. There is no limit to subject matter or how many images you show. Just put your best foot forward as LACDA culls future artists for its big shows from these submissions.
I love this show as its a wonderful snap shot of the world as seen by digital artists and photographers at this moment in history. There is no curation, but as a whole it tells a wonderful story of where we are artistically.
The images from the cell phone have evolved, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art has nearly 3 dozen photographers showing images taken with their cell phones. These promise not to be “instagrams” but rather documentation in an a sometimes digitally manipulated view of the world around us.
Mobile Pixels will run from April 12-May 5th 2012. The show’s opening reception will coincide with the Downtown Art Walk on Thursday April 12 from 7-9PM.
Parking is brutal Downtown on Art Walk nights so I would arrive early if you must drive. Public transportation is a better option given the lack of parking and traffic in the area, do yourself a favor and use the Red or Purple line to get yourself to Pershing Squares Metro station and walk the 4 blocks to this marvy show at LACDA.
Rex Bruce’s exhibit “Moving Violations” opens for a 2 month run at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art on October 13. The opening reception will be that day held in conjunction with the Downtown LA Art Walk.
Moving Violations is a capture of life in LA through the windows of a moving car. It is really a commentary on the destruction of the city and its environment done by the cars that we pretty much live in getting from place to place. The exhibit is still images and video aimed at a sensory overload with a political message. The full artists bio and description of the show can be found HERE. In the artists words:
The work is pretty self explanatory—toxic SoCal overkill and maximum carbon emission, but it is informed by a particular vision of my era that has coalesced in my mind.
Deets:October 13-December 3, Reception Thursday October 13, 7-9pm, 102 W 5th Street, Los Angeles CA 90013 MAP HERE.
I have to admit when I saw the opening images on my invitation I got a big grin and thought “this is absolutely brilliant”. Reading more into it I have to admit this artist has some wit to her. Documenting the change in pop culture by honoring the demise of white bread on a commemorative stamp. Brilliant (at the risk of repeating myself).
Details: January 8-31, 2009 Reception: Thursday January 8, 7-9pm, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, 107 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
If photography is a passion of yours as it is mine head on over to the LA Center for Digital Art‘s showing of Robert Mack’s “The Bed Series” opening reception Thursday night.
The image here is but one sample of the series of images Robert Mack started with a photograph then massaged the help of the digital processes to get to this final image. With an artful reworking in the digital realm he blends them with video to create what he calls a “video haiku”. Different and more of a multi-media immersion into the person than just a piece of flat art.