Alisa Andrasek, Michael Bell-Smith, Brody Condon, Brent Green, Tom Moody, Takeshi Murata, and Prema Murthy
Guest curated by Anne Barlow
Threshold artspace, Perth Concert Hall, Horsecross, Mill Street, Perth
Public preview 11am-9pm, Saturday 3 February 2007, Admission Free
Exhibition continues from 4 February 2007
Anne Barlow: Curator's Talk
11am, Wednesday 31 January 2007, Admission Free but ticketed
Off-site at Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, Dundee
New York comes to Perth on Saturday 3 February 2007. The meeting point is Threshold artspace - the contemporary art gallery at the threshold of Perth Concert Hall. The occasion is Fresh NY - an exhibition which showcases seven of the most exciting young artists working with animation and digital media in the New York region - most of whose work is being seen in the UK for the first time. Fresh NY's guest curator is Anne Barlow, a Scot based in New York, previously at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and just appointed Executive Director of Art in General - one of New York's leading not-for profit arts organisations.
"Reflecting current tendencies in contemporary digital art", states Barlow, "Fresh NY includes an intriguing mix of projects, from beautifully crafted animations to hypnotic, computer-generated visuals, and work inspired by gaming culture".
"Fresh NY also adds a vibrant group of international work to Scotland's only permanent collection of digital art at the Threshold artspace, which I understand has acquired over 60 works in less than 2 years"
The public preview of Fresh NY also compliments Bang on a Can --New York's electric chamber ensemble who performs in the concert hall throughout the day including music by Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Brian Eno. After the day long public preview, the works featured in Fresh NY will become part of the Threshold artspace collection, and shown regularly as part of the daily programmes.
Fresh NY is produced by Horsecross for the Threshold artspace in partnership with Art in General, New York and the University of Dundee.