Apr 14, 2006

Art enters the digital domain

Woodson exhibit features canvases worked by pixels rather than paintbrushes

Source: Wausau Daily Herald

Electric Paint: The Computer as 21st Century Canvas” features the cutting-edge work of 22 artists from all over the world, including Russia, Turkey, South America and Europe.

The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through June 18, 2006.

Art lovers will see the colorful, simplistic work of Ileana Frometa Grillo of Laguna Beach, Calif., who creates pieces that call to mind the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. They’ll be able to scrutinize the whimsical and odd work of St. Petersburg, Russia, artist Anfanassy Pud. They can get lost in the dense and detailed architectural pieces of Helen Moravsky of Winchester, Va.

Some of the work is surreal, some of it strange and some of it downright indescribable. There are pieces with an obvious message. Others are based on complicated mathematical formulas that are related to chaos theory.

You might love it; you might hate it. But there’s no doubt that the exhibit will stir up an emotional reaction. That’s no accident.

“I’m always looking for something new, always looking for something different,” said Andy McGivern, the museum’s curator of exhibitions and driving force behind the collection. “It’s going to force mainstream art to look at what is art.”

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When: Saturday through June 18; museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Where: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, at the corner of Franklin and 12th streets in Wausau, Wisconsin

Cost: Free

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