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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mark Napier and Kelly Richardson at Pace Digital Gallery, Sept 18

Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to host an evening lecture with new media artist Mark Napier, followed by a reception for Mark Napier and Kelly Richardson (UK), whose work is on view through Oct 8.

Thursday Sept 18, 6:00pm. Room 313, 163 William Street (between Beekman and Ann Streets), New York.
This event is free and open to the public, please join us!

inquiries: jmcdonald2 at | visit website for more info/bios/map/directions

:: Mark Napier explores the excitement and anxiety of this moment in history, as we transition from a world of physical objects to a world dominated by electricity, magnetism and light: the raw materials of digital media. In the Cyclops Series he created a "soft" Empire State Building: a 3D model of the famous skyscraper that appears to soften and melt, writhing almost organically, then struggle to return to it's original form. Inspired by Cubism -- a form that arose during another period of rapid transition -- these artworks combine aspects of painting, sculpture, photography and animation, bringing these forms together to represent an object that is immaterial, ephemeral, almost cloud-like, yet completely durable and real in it's own right.

:: Kelly Richardson's video installations adopt the use of cinematic language to investigate notions of constructed environments and the blurring of the real versus the unreal. She creates contemplative spaces which offer visual metaphors for the sensations associated with the hugely complicated world we have created for ourselves, magnificent and equally dreadful. In Exiles of the Shattered Star, Richardson presents a beautiful countryside showered with what appear to be remnants of another place. Inhabiting a place between fantasy and reality, Exiles of the Shattered Star evokes trepidation and fascination in equal measures.

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