Eric Dymond
Since the beginning
Works in Toronto Canada

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BIO
Eric Dymond is an artist who works with many tools and programming languages.
He graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a BFA in studio.<br />
He exhibited paintings in Toronto, Detroit, New York, Montreal and London during the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's. The paintings were created with sandblasted sprays employing formal themes from the history of painting (still life's , individual portraits, traditional landscapes) . These series appear minimal with repeating content and are a form of Serialism.
In the early 1990's he began working with digital media, building perl programs with TCL/TK, web sites (see the doorway on Leonardo) and stand-alone applications.
He continues working in all media, rejecting specialization.
A brief timeline :
1976-On View -first exhibition held by Visual Arts Ontario
1977-One person show-Gallery 567
1978-One person show-Nancy Pooles Studio
1978-Group Exhibition-Habatat Galleries,Detroit,Michigan
1979-One Person Show-Habatat Galleries,Detroit,Michigan
1979-Young Realists, London Regional Gallery
1979-One Person Show-Nancy pooles Studio
1980-New Artists-London Regional Gallery
1980-O.A.C.-group juried show
1981-One Person show-Nancy Pooles studio
1982-Group exhibition-Honey Sharp Gallery-Tanglewood,Mass.
1983-One Person show-Nancy Pooles studio
1983-Group Exhibition-Adam Gimbel Gallery-New York,N.Y.
1984-One Person Show-Grimsby Public Gallery
1985-One Person Show-Nancy Pooles studio
1985-One Person Show-Gallery 1667-Halifax,N.S.
1987-One Person Show-Kitchener Waterloo Public Gallery
1988-Group Exhibition-Market Gallery,Toronto
1990-Two person show-Brampton public Gallery
1990-One Person Show-Quan Schieder Gallery
1991-CD-Rom interacive/Philips Corp.
1991-Group Exhibition-Robert Kidd Gallery-Detroit,Michigan
1993-Group Exhibition-Market Gallery
1993-Marilyn (perl/tk)
1994-One Person Show-Schieder and Associates
1995-Group Exhibition-Bau-Xi Gallery
1996-The doorway (http://www.edymond.com/artseen/door.htm)
1997-Newmail (http://www.edymond.com/artseen/newmail.htm) part of Iceflow, the Images festival of Independent Film Toronto
(http://replay.waybackmachine.org/19980209225557/http://interaccess.org/iceflow/newmail.htm)
1997.1998,1999,2001 - http://www.netarts.org , see archives.
see my Rhizome portfolio and Furthfield for current web works and writings.

Collections:
Numerous public and private collections in Canada and the United States.
including,
City of Toronto
McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario
London Public Library, London Ontario
Kitchener Waterloo Public Gallery
Algoma Public Gallery
Kamloops Public Gallery
College of Physicians and Surgeons (Ontario)
Connor and Clark
Royal Lepage

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On artists that write code and artists that do not


I think the end point argument is a good one, I hadn't thought of it that way.

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WANK


He moved to Florida and retired.
really

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commodify yr consumption


can be, with effort.
It does make me wonder. While every organization is moving towards user content, Rhizome is still following the now dead editorial paradigm. Not to knock the editors, but they seem out of touch with the flux. Tracking the flux would be best served by the members, let the admins do what they do best,.. administrate.

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commodify yr consumption


I really like the idea of "plumbers" and "surface dwellers" it seems more accurate and less obnoxious than web 1.0 and web 2.0. As I said earlier, although the disciplines of working on the net share some common ground I still feel the differences between 4chan/blogs/surfing are removed by nature from programming/interfacing. That's not bad, but it does require vastly different parameters of assessment. Networked expression is complex and vital in ways that weren't available 5 years ago.

Is there Facebook specific art? Not pics and apps but something embedded in the social fabric? Oh wait... that's what Rhizome Discussion is!
Eric

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commodify yr consumption


The difference between "I made this" and "I found this" is not as radical as the difference between "I" and "the other" (animal, emergent systems, aleatoric code, etc.)

But you do get a little caught up here. Finding and and saying "I saw this" is still removed from claiming a ready made as art. Making an object from the materials (code) around you could also breach the same object and appear as a ready made.
The distinction here isn't that *original* code is more creative than finding interesting surf experiences. The issue is the activities are vastly different. We seem to want a common ground in an arena that is pluralistic by it's very nature and will produce new human activities that are enclosed by the tech, but really not related in purpose or expression. Pall's microcodes are not related to Tom Moody's blog just because they appear on the net.
It's like comparing installation art to drawing, there's no point although they both appear in galleries. The networked experience is now richly varied and as difficult to compartmentalize as most art making in this century. At one time there was some common ground in new media, but I doubt that exists any longer.
Both Tom and Pall can be dealing with the other and still be themselves asserting their "I".
One thing of interest is how the "I" became the "we", and tribes formed around those definitions.
Eric


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