The Hand and The Machine this is part of a year-long series of events done in collaboration with the Sheehan Gallery and Whitman’s Studio Art and Art History/Visual Culture departments. The series will bring over seven visiting artists to campus to lecture, provide workshops, and exhibit their works in a variety of spaces on campus throughout the 2014-2015 academic calendar.
In the fall of 2013, the Whitman Studio Art Department successfully applied for a grant from the McMillen Foundation for the purchase of a CNC Router and Laser Engraver. These new tools were added to the FCVA studios in the summer of 2014 along with other recently acquired equipment, including a Makerbot 3D printer, 3D scanner, and a vinyl cutter. While the Studio Art Department believes that technology isn’t an end in and of itself – recognizing that it is one piece of a larger dialogue about how art is made today, and how such new tools and technologies are changing the world’s perspective, on the whole, on how art can be made.
Given this, programming and exhibitions for The Hand and The Machine endeavor to go beyond facile dichotomies and instead celebrate interdisciplinary approaches to art making, finding a way to put these two distinct but potentially complimentary modes into dialogue. The artists to be displayed in the Sheehan segment of The Hand and The Machine, Lari Gibbons, Peter Christian-Johnson, Greg Pond, and Paul Cantanese, are practitioners whose creative productions embody this over a wide array of studio practices, including sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, new media and installation.
Exhibitions run from February 23rd through April 15th.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Olin Hall, Sheehan Gallery
920 E Isaacs, Walla Walla, WA