SIMULATORS I is a digital art-focused curation by Angell Gallery that celebrates and exmaines the use of digital technology in art, and is up at Angell Gallery from November 3rd to December 1st, 2012. This is an exhibition of new work by eight artists who are at the forefront of contemporary digital art practices — Philippe Blanchard, David Clarkson, Alex Fischer, Brianna Lowe, Alex McLeod, Rafael Ochoa, Jon Rafman and Jillian Ross. Digital technology has created a revolution in the art world, spawning the first new medium to arise since the birth of the artists' videos in the 1960s. Encompassing an astonishingly wide range of approaches, digital art is now exhibited and collected by major museums, and is sought after by collectors worldwide. Angell Gallery has been a leader in promoting digital art practices, and the artists in Simulators demonstrate the varied possibilities of this new medium, which as a creative tool is both demanding and limitless. Using software with the dexterity with which painters traditionally wielded the brush, the artists in Simulators create digital paintings, videos and animations that intrigue, inspire and engage. The featured artists are each recognized for their unique contributions to this developing medium.
Click here view a video documentation of SIMULATORS I and interviews with the exhibiting artists, hosted by writer and art educator Barbara Isherwood from ArtSync. And for more information about the exhibition, click here.
**Second edition, SIMULATORS II is up at Angell Gallery from February 21st to March 22nd, 2014, featuring nine artists — Napoleon Brousseau, Mitchell F. Chan, Alex Fischer, Francoise Gamma, Brenna Murphy, Aamna Muzaffar, Rafael Ochoa, Geoffrey Pugen and Tobias Williams. For more information on the exhibition, click here.**