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"Digitritus" at L.A. Center For Digital Art

Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
107 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: http://www.lacda.com

"Reassembling Parts"

April 14-May 7, 2005
Opening Reception April 14 7-9pm

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art announces a four person group show
featuring the following artists:

Donna Tracy
Joshua Rowan
Andrew Kleindolph
Barbara Kossy

Donna Tracy

Each "Digital Skin" by 3D maven Donna Tracy starts with a texture map,
a digital painting that big time Hollywood animators add to virtual
3-D models to mimic real skin or fur. Early versions of these maps are
usually thrown away as characters and movie scenes evolve into their
final forms. Tracy salvages the beta skins, removes some attributes,
enhances others, and produces images that give the illusion of three

See article in Wired Magazine about Donna Tracy's work for this


Andrew Kleindolph

The work of Andrew Kleindolph looks like strange devices that are a
result of unpredictable garage invention rather than profound
technological experimentation. His designs are influenced by both old
and current, electronic and organic systems. The prints are constructed
from a combination of found and fabricated images, as well as scanned
sketches. The result is a low tech / high tech clash of organic and
techological forms that create ambiguous "blueprints" of bio-digital


Barbara Kosssy

In huge panoramic prints created by assembling up to 100 separate
photos into one composite image Barbara Kossy explores the mutability
of time, space, and perception–issues that first intrigued her as a
film student. The distortion inherent when using a wide-angle lens
makes it impossible to seamlessly stitch the photo parts together, so
each individual shot is quite apparent. The result is a frame by frame
time exposure where Kossy records a full 360 degrees in about 15
minutes. Space, color, light and time are altered by the process of
taking the pictures and their reassembly.


Joshua Rowan

The brightly colored surfaces in the works of digital artist Joshua
Rowan give way to a psychologically darker landscape. Wild cartoonish
images created entirely in 3D software evoke a kitchy Americana
dreamworld inhabited by evil animals, demonic beings, waterfall beds,
legless girls and disembodied hands afloat. The artist gives a
fascinating digital update to surrealist practices, as each piece is a
painstaking recreation of a composition created by automatic drawing.
The work beckons us to interpret symbols assembled from images adrift
deep within the artist's psyche.


Gallery Information: Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated
to the propagation of all forms of digital art, supporting local,
international, emerging and established artists. We have an ongoing
schedule of exhibits and competitions, and produce editions of wide
format archival prints.