Cutting-edge digital works are featured in the Painting with Pixels exhibition at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, May 19 – July 15. With all works considered to be within the genre of painting, the exhibit highlights art that until recent years would only be created with traditional brushes and paints.
Featured artist Andrew Theophilopoulos from Sarasota, Fla., uses a tablet and Photoshop software to paint works that reference that of John Singer Sargent. An artist for animated feature films and gaming, as well as the painter of commissioned oil portraits of notable politicians and celebrities, Theophilopoulos will reveal his process through a video installation alongside his two-dimensional works. The artist will also lead a special event on July 7 at PenArt, which involves a lecture, hands-on experience, and a demonstration that explain his process.
Door County digital painters Dave Tilton and Paula Oeler will also speak about their unique techniques of marrying photographic imagery with abstract digital painting at the opening reception for the exhibit on May 19, 4 – 6 pm.
Featured artist Karin Schminke from Oregon will exhibit abstract mixed-media paintings that call to mind the waters of the Pacific Northwest. Corliss Blakey, Vermont artist, contributes her highly realistic, still life digital paintings that she creates on her iPad. Caitlin Burns adds yet another dimension to her digital collage paintings through lenticular printing. Michael Connors, a UW-Madison printmaking professor, brings his digital painting expertise to Painting with Pixels through his installation comprised of eight panels. Titled “Mirror Mirror,” the large-scale piece deals with identity and the reality of confronting an idealized self in the form of an avatar.
Painting with Pixels and the opening reception with the artist talk is free and open to the public. For more information visit PeninsulaSchoolofArt.org.