hob’art: Current Exhibit
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“PHOTOGRAPHERS UNKNOWN” a group show
Friday, April 7 to Saturday, April 29 2017
The Reception: Saturday April 8th, 6 – 8pm
Hob’art gallery is celebrating everyone who takes photographs with their cell phones. This exhibition will show both known and unknown photographers. It is for those who use their cell phones to record the spaces, people and places in their lives.
Participating Artists: Kevin Delaney, Emma Lamperti, Freeman, Michael Mele, Lily Zane, Steve Zane, C. Lissner, Keith Manyin, Cassie Murray, Amanda Norton, Jean-Paul Picard, Kathy Rowlett, Brenda Torres, David White, Liz Cohen.
The exhibition will feature works that include an interactive card game with augmented reality enhancements, a cooperative video game experience, a digital animated short, and a docu-vlog. Each work explores the act of play—both literal and figurative— in varying contexts. By combining a diverse array of techniques, the works in the exhibition explore the potential for artistic expression within new (or innovative) technologies.
Patrick Van Duyne’s 8-Bit Heroes, for example, is a competitive card game with augmented reality elements that enrich the game experience and immerses players in a fantasy, lore-filled world. The result is a competitive, strategic gaming experience enriched by augmented reality technology. Jacqueline Farzan’s & Joshua Phillips’ Noor (made in collaboration with Natalie Barillaro and Stanley Mikuta) is a cooperative, narrative-centric video game which unfolds in an other-worldly setting. Players are cast in the role of one of two unique characters and must work together to experience and discover the stunning world around them. Christopher Robinson’s The Greatest Tomato is a digital animated short that utilizes new motion-capture technology and experimental software. His story follows a prideful grandfather and his eager grandson in a folksy narrative that incorporates science fiction elements. Joe Strokusz’s A Day in the Life is a docu-vlog film that explores the artist’s experience as a Vlogger and the resulting process of self-discovery that emerges from such creative experiences. The work explores and reflects upon the voluminous archive of vlog footage created by Strokusz.
Press Play will run for one night only on May 5th, 2017. The artists will be present at the exhibition.
Monroe Art Center, 720 Monroe Street,
E208, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Thursday 4-7, Friday 4-7 – Saturday, 1 to 5 pm and by appointment (201) 319-1504. Closed Sunday.
(Entrance is at the corner of 8th and Monroe)
Please go to “Past Exhibits” to see more work by our members.