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Superlowrez

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138 Bayard Street, between Graham and Manhattan, 646-258-3792
Greenpoint
December 17, 2005 - March 14, 2006
Reception: Saturday, December 17, 7 - 10 PM
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Featuring: Joe Amrhein, Brian Conley, Matt Freedman, Kristin Lucas, Jillian Mcdonald, Joe McKay, Jude Tallichet and Akiko Sakaizumi.

Superlowrez is an experiment in re-visiting a historically significant moment when pixel and bitmap were in their infancy.

The content of this Superlowrez edition reflects a variety of interests and themes that the participating artists have brought to the table. Joe Armhein continues to dissect the absurd lingo of art criticism while Brian Conley transforms a stream of animal brains into a gentle biomorphic flow. Matt Freedman and Kristen Lucas go for humorous, meticulous frame-by-frame stick figure animation. Jude Tallichet remakes the famous Empire State film by Andy Warhol. Akiko Sakaizumi plays with low-bit chickens and arcade game aesthetics. Jillian Mcdonald once again flirts with her virtual love obsession: Billy Bob Thornton. Joe McKay produces a low bit version of rock-paper-scissors.

The highly seductive medium of an LED light has been thoroughly examined in the history of contemporary art. Jenny Holzer’s sentences, Jim Campbell’s videos, Julian Opie’s geometrical pattern animations are just the most obvious examples. This time the glowing light of an LED is used to answer a simple question: how many (or, perhaps how few) pixels does it take to tell a story?

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