It was fun watching people interact with my art at the Texas Sculpture Association show opening reception this evening. This show is in the tower building in the center of old downtown Grapevine, TX and runs through the end of October.
Kids get it. Many adults don’t, including many artists. I am surprised by how many artists I talk to who have no idea what I am doing. They are fixated on making pretty things. Using art as a means to explore new concepts or to comment on contemporary culture doesn’t cross their mind.
I think if I ever win an award from the art crowd I should start to worry that I have stopped innovating, Fitting into one of their categories is not my ideal. In fact, in case you didn’t get it, crossing boundaries is much of what I am about,
Merging art and tech should be the obvious, but it is also about blending real and virtual experiences, high tech and primitive, historic with contemporary, in one continuum, Breaking rules such as “don’t touch the art” and inviting audience participation physically, mentally, and emotionally is my intention,
TechXpressionism is a celebration of the digital experience but also a kind of relief from it. Like comic relief in a serious story, it intends to inspire a breath of response from the audience. It is a form of experience design. It’s what I do. Get it?
Its fun watching people react to the at and get drawn into it. Then it can become a social experience as they invite others in. It’s not uncommon that people want their photos taken or do selfies with the art. When art becomes a social event, that to me is cool.
This show is in the Tower building in the center of old downtown Grapevine, TX and runs through the end of October, 2014
Hosted by the Grapevine Visitors Bureau
636 South Main Street
Grapevine, TX. 76051