“Flickers of Recognition” Opens at Guenzel Gallery

Collage by James Barany.

Cutting-edge technology sharply defines how we see ourselves today in the exhibit “Flickers of Recognition:  Technology & the Self Portrait,” which is on display June 5 through July 16 at the Guenzel Gallery of Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F in Fish Creek.

Educators from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), UW-Milwaukee and New York University will be displaying a wide range of methods and technologies to communicate self-image in the 21st Century. The opening reception is on Saturday, June 6 from 5 – 7 pm. A gallery talk with James Barany, Faculty Coordinator of Fine Arts at MIAD, immediately precedes the reception at 4 pm. Barany will bring insight into the making of the works and discuss the role technology plays in creating today’s self portrait.

According to Cathy Hoke-Gonzales, executive director of the School, the impetus for “Flickers of Recognition:  Technology & the Self Portrait” was a desire to display society’s replacement of journaling, snapshots and paintings; with real-time, worldwide internet connections and other technologies.

“Swarm” by Daniel Schiffman.

“This exhibit is testament to the changes that have occurred in media and our ability to create more in-depth representation – of both our inner and outer lives – through high tech, creative works,” she says. “In today’s world, the definition of self portrait has evolved to include media that extends way beyond the picture frame.”

The artists for the exhibit include:  Barany; Marc Tasman, Lecturer, Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, UW-Milwaukee; Daniel Shiffman, Adjunct Professor, Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts; Renato Umali, instructor in the UW-Milwaukee Film Department; and A. Bill Miller, a member of the Instructional Academic Staff at UW-Milwaukee.

“Flickers of Recognition:  Technology & the Self Portrait” is sponsored in part by Best Buy of Green Bay and fm106.9 the Lodge.

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