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Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post-Digital Age opens March 9th

The Art Gallery at The College of New Jersey is pleased to present Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post-Digital Age. On view from March 9 through April 24, 2016, the exhibition features artworks by Trudy Benson, Lucas Blalock, Wade Guyton, Guyton/Walker, Tom Holmes, Sean Paul, Rob Pruitt, Amy Sillman and Wolfgang Tillmans. The exhibition has been curated by Mauro Zamora, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, TCNJ.

When we think about making art, a great majority of us still consider the medium of paint or the apparatus of the camera in relationship to artistic production. The description of our current age is best defined as post-digital, one in which digital information is as important as its physical manifestation. This condition creates objects that exist in the gap between the hierarchical categories of photography and painting. Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post-Digital Age examines the objecthood of the image, mark making and technology in the contemporary studio. What does it mean to make a picture today with the numerous tools available? How do these images/objects move through the world? The artworks in this exhibition exist within multiple categories and challenge the role of the image within a broader cultural context.

On Wednesday, March 9, at 4:00 p.m., immediately prior to the exhibition opening, Professor Zamora will participate in a panel discussion about the ideas behind the exhibition along with Trudy Benson and Lucas Blalock. The panel discussion will be held in the Art and Interactive Multimedia Building, room 125. All TCNJ exhibitions and related programs are free and open to the public.

TCNJ’s Art Gallery is located in the AIMM Building on the campus at 2000 Pennington Road in Ewing. Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 until 7:00, and Sundays from 1:00 until 3:00. All Art Gallery exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information about exhibitions, for directions and parking, or to schedule a special tour, please contact tcag@tcnj.edu or call 609.771.2633. TCNJ’s exhibitions are supported in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission, through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Sate Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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