New Age Art Emerge
Video, sound, and digital art that convey the movement of New Media art will be featured at the South Haven Center for the Arts in the Metamorphose exhibition, which opens Friday.
The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 13, with an opening reception held at the center from 5-7 p.m., Friday. Its free and open to the public.
Metamorphose displays artwork from emerging, local, national, and international artists working in a variety of new media artwork including sound, video, digital art, interactive sculpture, and web art.
The exhibit takes the viewer through the galleries, learning new forms of art that are currently taking the spotlight in major museums and galleries, and also showcases the possibilities of what is to come for the future of art. Matt Manley of Grand Rapids and Osvaldo Gonzalez of Miami, Fla, display works of digital art made using mixed media and a computer to create a complete work of art.
Ed Osborn of Providence, RI and Mark Snyder of Florence, Ala. will be heard throughout our galleries with their sound art pulsating and riveting listeners. While Barbara Agreste of Pescara, Italy can be seen displaying her popular videos from the Tower Trilogy.
Two emerging artists David Otis and Ricardo de Sousa Costa from Western Michigan University collaborated together to create an interactive sculpture that grabs the attention of its audience and invites them to physically engage with the piece. And lastly, an extremely complex website, Superbad.com, created by Ben Benjamin of San Francisco, Calif., will be showed as a supreme form of web art.
Two exhibiting artists, Mark Snyder and Matt Manley, will be present at the opening reception for a meet and greet session with our guests. Mark Snyder will perform a number of his sound art pieces beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the upper gallery. In addition to the opening reception local author and playwright, Pearl Ahnen, will be at the center selling and signing her new book, Rough Copy.
Metamorphose is underwritten and supported by Johns Stereo in South Haven and Linda Ballard of Niles, and is curated by Melissa Warner-Talcott from the South Haven Center for the Arts.
South Heaven Tribune