‘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.