'En Plein Air' a solo exhibition from Rick Silva

  • Location:
    TRANSFER, 1030 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11211, US

‘En Plein Air’ a solo exhibition by Rick Silva will be presented at TRANSFER Gallery from May 18th through June 8th

::: Opening Reception ::: May 18th from 7-11PM :::

Rick Silva's 'En Plein Air' series [http://enpleinair.org/] is an ongoing body of work that has been growing online since January of 2012. The images in this series are created at the locations they depict — an encounter between digital gestures and the unbuilt environment.


From Nicholas O'Brien ::: net-based artist, curator, and writer :::

Rick Silva’s work takes the historical precedent of Plein Air painting as a point of departure to explore the possibility of the sublime within digital contexts. Through replacing the canvas and easel with software and a computer, Silva delicately repositions digital technology out in the wilderness in a gesture that is once familiar and foreign. When amassed together, his ongoing series ‘En Plein Air’ positions Silva’s work as a standout collection of meditative clearings from the ever-wild kudzu of media art.
A digital publication from Nicholas O’Brien will accompany ‘En Plein Air’ at Transfer Gallery.


Rick Silva is an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at the University of Oregon. His work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals worldwide, including Transmediale (Germany), Futuresonic (U.K.), and Sonar (Spain). His research has been supported through grants and commissions from places such as Rhizome and The Whitney Museum of American Art.

::: Opening Saturday, May 18th 2013 :::
An opening reception will be held on May 18th from 7-11PM at the gallery. https://www.facebook.com/events/101554416716034/

TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between digital practice and its physical instantiation. Transfer supports artists working with digital practice to realize aggressive installation and promote collection of their work.

Michael Szpakowski May 6 2013 13:27Reply

This looks great. I'd lost touch a bit with what Rick Silva was doing - we used to post his work regularly on DVblog and I always found it fascinating, especially the videos he made four or five years ago, which were clearly the first feelings of the way towards this. I love the cool,stripped -down orderliness of these, which at the same time are ravishingly beautiful. It's the austerity behind which gorgeousness hides that is so very winning. Nice to see gifs eschewing their down and dirtyness for something altogether more elegant. And how pleasant to both have to think and be moved at the same time, and don't even get me started on how wonderful that they are made then and there..