Digital Dimensions Art Exhibit

Posting ID : A1068527732
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Events

The term "Digital" in reference to art often brings to mind a 2-dimensional or giclee prints. In recent years, the ability to create dimensional objects from 3-D computer files has put a whole new set of creative tools in the hands of artists. The Digital Dimensions exhibit at Niza Knoll Gallery explores these new possibilities and where they are leading artists in their quest to turn their vision into reality. The public is invited to view and purchase work August 29 -September 26, during regular business hours, Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4, and during the following special events:

First Friday Art Walk: September 4, 6-9
Artist's Reception: Third Friday, September 18, 6-8 pm

Some of the participating artists include Collin Parson, Judy Gardner, Wes Price, Jodie Roth Cooper, Sharon Strasburg, Sharon Meriash and Travis Vermilye. The exhibit was curated by Judy Gardner and Wes price.

The exhibit focuses on 3-Dimensional fabrication methods that are becoming more and more accessible such as 3-D printing, Laser cutting/etching, Plasma cutting or CNC Routing. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Plasma cutting is a process that cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma. A CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Router is a computer controlled cutting machine related to the hand held router used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminum, steel, plastics, and foams.

Judy Gardner is a Colorado artist and educator. She is Director of Alchemical Eye Studio, a printmaking and digital fabrication studio located in Arvada, Colorado. Judy earned a BFA in Graphic Design at Northern Arizona University and an MH in Fine Art and Theater at the University of Colorado, Denver. For many years she has worked with 3D visualization software creating images for architects, engineers, manufacturers and court room exhibits. Now, with the availability of 3D printers at the consumer level, she has launched wholeheartedly into 3D printing as a means of artistic expression. She currently teaches Printmaking and Electronic Imaging at Regis University. Judy's artwork has been featured in shows across the country including current shows at the Wailoa Center in Hilo, Hawaii and at the Arvada Center in Arvada, Colorado.

Wes Price is also a Colorado artist and educator. He has over 19 years professional experience in anatomy illustrations for print, app and web-based interactive teaching modules. He was awarded a Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration by the Medical College of Georgia, one of only four accredited graduate programs of its kind across North America. Wes earned his Certification in Medical Illustration in 2011 and is one of approximately 250 Certified Medical Illustrators in the world. Currently, Wes is an Associate Professor of Media Arts at the Art Institute of Colorado where he was named "Faculty of the Year" in 2011. In 2014, Wes completed a sabbatical focused on helping the school upgrade their 3D printing technology. In his free time, Wes creates jewelry from sculpture and digital scans, often inspired by the vast collections at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Niza Knoll Gallery, celebrating its fifth year, specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits. Located in the historic Art District on Santa Fe they hosts First and Third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits, artists using non- traditional media. The gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-9 pm. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during regular hours. For more information visit www[dot]nizaknollgallery[dot]com.

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