As part of Meme, You, and Everyone We Follow an exhibition of contemporary galleries, art spaces, and projects that reside in Brooklyn will showcase digital artists that they’ve worked with in the past year. These spaces will include American Medium, Eyebeam, Interstate Projects, Microscope Gallery, TRANSFER, and NURTUREart-Videorover.
Participating artists include Daniel Leyva (Interstate Projects), Kareem Lotfy (American Medium), Kevvy Metal (Microscope Gallery), Adam Douglas Thompson (NURTUREart-Videorover), and Giselle Zatonyl (TRANSFER) as well as a sound performance and installation by Daniel Neumann (Eyebeam).
More information about the galleries:
American Medium is a multimedia exhibition platform for contemporary art. We are committed to presenting and supporting 21st century modes of cultural exchange.
Eyebeam is an art and technology center that provides a fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital research and experimentation. It is a lively incubator of creativity and thought, where artists and technologists actively engage with culture, addressing the issues and concerns of our time.
Interstate Projects exhibits emerging artists and connects young curators and artists in the US and internationally.
Microscope Gallery was founded in 2010 by artists and curators Elle Burchill and Andrea Monti and is located in the Bushwick area of Brooklyn, NY. The gallery specializes in the works of moving image, sound, digital and performance artists—from the emerging to pioneers of their art forms—through exhibitions and weekly events. Microscope addresses the traditional divide between the white box setting of the gallery and black box of the screening/performance venue. It was conceived as a place where artists working with these time-based arts can show their works in one or the other or both contexts according to their artistic intent. Alongside its regular exhibition schedule, Microscope presents a weekly event series complementing and expanding the curatorial programming through screenings, performance, readings and lectures. From its original micro-sized 4 Charles Place location, in September 2014 the gallery has moved to a larger space at 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY.
Videorover, NURTUREart’s semi-annual video series, is an ever-expanding forum for emerging and underrepresented artists working in video. While producing and sharing video is becoming increasingly easier, truly exceptional video works still deserve to be presented and appreciated in the best possible way. To this purpose, Videorover aims to present a wide range of videos from local and international artists who are willing to question and extend the perceptual limitations of this medium
TRANSFER is an exhibition space that explores the friction between networked practice and its physical instantiation. The gallery supports artists working with computer-based practices to realize aggressive installation projects within our walls.
More information about the artists:
Daniel Leyva is originally from Lake Worth, Florida (26.615916,-80.120621) He is inspired by JRPGs and the Home Shopping Network, and currently a web designer based in Brooklyn, New York (40.699325,-73.930339). He has exhibited at: Eyebeam, 319 Scholes, Envoy Enterprises, Museum of the Moving Image, as well as internationally.
Kareem Lofty (b. 1985 in Cairo, Egypt) is an artist living and working in Amsterdam. Working primarily digitally, his practice includes drawing, animation, and design. Throughout he utilizes outmoded tools and systems to craft images that emerge intuitively, products of the restrictions of primitive CG software. For this suite of new work, Lofty drew from a range of influences, including algorithmic patterns, archaic pictorial structures, and Egyptian political cartoons.
Kevvy Metal is a Brooklyn-based artist working in moving image, installation and digital art. His work often involves visual explorations of virtual worlds and sculptures he creates using 3D elements assembled via software or collected from the web. Metal released his first ebook “A Few Visuals” in September 2014. Among his curatorial projects is the VHS publication MONOBROW made in collaboration with Julian Glander. Kevvy Metal graduated in 2012 from Boston University in Film and Science and previously exhibited his work at the Boston University Art Gallery and Microscope Gallery.
Daniel Neumann is a Brooklyn-based sound artist, organizer and audio engineer, originally from Germany. He holds a master’s degree in media art from the Academy of Visual Art Leipzig and also studied electronic music composition under Emanuelle Casale in Catania, Italy. In his artistic practice he is using conceptual and often collaborative strategies to explore sound, sound material and its modulation through space, situation and media.
Adam Douglas Thompson received his BA in Art History from Yale University in 2004, and his MFA in Visual Art from Brooklyn College in 2008. He has had solo exhibitions at Auxiliary Projects, Artslant, and Sara Meltzer Gallery/Projects, and his work has been included in exhibitions at Nurture Art, Regina Rex, Lesley Heller Workspace, Boston Center for the Arts, Centotto, Studio 10, among other venues. In 2010 a book of 100 of his drawings titled #1359-1458 was published by Regency Arts Press, Ltd. His drawings have also been featured in magazines including Electric Literature and The Believer.
Giselle Zatonyl (b. 1986, Argentina) is a Brooklyn based multi-disciplinary artist and curator. Her work explores new technologies to create immersive digital environments with video and sculpture. Zatonyl moved to the United States in 1999, and received a BFA in Photography and Art History from New World School of Arts in Miami, FL. Since 2008 she has lived and worked in New York City – in 2014 she was awarded a residency at Culture Hub to continue exploration of her interests in systems, mechanisms, interaction and utilizing science and technology in Art.
Nicholas O’Brien (DDA Gallery Director) is a net-based artist, curator, and writer. His work has appeared and featured in several publications including ARTINFO, Rhizome at the New Museum, Junk Jet, Sculpture Magazine, Dazed Digital, The Creators Project, DIS, Frieze d/e, San Francisco Art Quarterly, the Brooklyn Rail, and the New York Times.