Now You See It…

Opening Reception, Friday March 30, 6pm to 8pm

Exhibition, March 31 to May 13  

Boston Cyberarts is pleased to present Now You See It…, our second gallery exhibition of augmented reality art. The artists in the exhibition, Joseph Farbrook, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Michael Mittelman and Will Pappenheimer are all pioneers in the AR field. Having just finished our large outdoor AR exhibition, The Augmented Landscape, we wanted to follow that geo-located show up with an all image triggered gallery show.

 

Joseph Farbrook presents Amorphous Ball (2017), a shape-shifting red sphere that becomes all things. Carla Gannis will present The Selfie Drawings, a book of 52 digital drawings completed over 52 weeks in which Gannis performed “the self” through digital drawings and augmented reality in 2015. Claudia Hart presents a selection of works from The Flower Matrix, a new kind of liminal space – a seductive environment for viewing her immersive world, embellished by decorative elements embracing an aesthetic of the fake in which technology has replaced nature, sugary sweet and chemically toxic in equal measures. Michael Mittelman uses mixed reality to create digital Sol LeWitt-like drawings on the walls of the gallery in AR.Lewitt. And Will Pappenheimer presents Waters Rising which places the viewer in water filling the gallery slowly until we are in an distorted underwater world. A video game-based player moves and dances around the room, sword and shield in hand, and throwing light particles in every direction.

The Augmented Landscape

Boston Cyberarts presents The Augmented Landscape, an outdoor exhibition at the National Park Service’s Salem Maritime National Historic Site, featuring eight Augmented Reality (AR) sculptures created by four internationally acclaimed artists-John Craig Freeman, Kristin Lucas, Tamiko Thiel, and Will Pappenheimer. Located on the historic waterfront in Salem, Massachusetts, the free exhibition is on view May 27 to November 30, 2017.

Inspired by Salem’s unique history and ecology, the eight artworks delve into issues as diverse as East-West relations, New England’s maritime connections with Russia, Japan & China, American idealism, the discord between globalism and isolationism, piracy as warfare, as well as the effects of climate change, global warming and rising waters.