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Instant Gratification

Like the Spice
224 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-5388
January 12 - February 17, 2007
Reception: Friday, January 12, 6:30 - 10 PM
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Instant Gratification is a group show featuring digital works by artists Brian Larossa, Chadwick Whitehead, Andrea Ackerman, Tatiana Kronberg, Anna Druzcz, and Jordon Kleinman.

Instant Gratification will challenge the common misconception that digital art is the easy way out, the lazy mans medium. In fact, Like the Spice strives to prove the very opposite, exploring the endless possibilities of creating art in this boundless, technologically challenging, medium.

Instant Gratification seeks to confront and diffuse the attacks leveled not only on the medium itself but also at its capacity for yielding conceptually relevant and aesthetically appealing pieces. Here at Like the Spice it is our aim to refute the idea that digital pieces lack concept, existing only to exploit processes. Like the spice’s emerging digital artists employ techniques to reflect and critique our technology dependent cultural climate. Their concepts simultaneously transcend and legitimizing the medium.

In their efforts to provide a dialogue in the relatively new discourse of the digital world, these artists explore the digital landscape enlightening, distorting, deceiving and altering our perceptions of reality with unconventional uses of light, line, color and space.

Brian Larossa: born in Atlanta, Georgia. 23 years Brian later received a Master’s degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Using DNA as a closed data set, Brian builds open-ended video climates, exploring the intricacies of the simple/complex dichotomy.

Chadwick Whitehead: “Chadwick Whitehead makes images with graphic cuts and distinct strokes. The focus is the narrative and the character of the marks.” Ny Arts Magazine

Andrea Ackerman: is a digital artist living in New York. In her previous 3D computer animation, “Rose Breathing”, a synthetic rose is imbued with such human qualities as respiration and locomotion.

Tatiana Kronberg: is interested in myth as a phenomenon in our society. The photographs in the show are from the series in which she re-examines the story of the Soviet child-hero Pavlik Morozov. To do so she employs a singe protagonist-a Soviet-era schoolgirl played by the artist herself-set in the American landscape.

Anna Druzcz: artist working primarily within medium of digital photography and digital imaging. Her work consists of digital composites images of desolate, post-human, artificially enhanced and visibly altered natural environments.

Jordon Kleinman: Jordan’s work explores the order that exists within the random and chaotic situations of life.
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