Friday, January 29, 2010

THE EXPERIENCE OF GREEN CATALOG

Our fall exhibition was a huge success. Now people have the chance to experience THE EXPERIENCE OF GREEN forever by buying an exhibition catalog. This is DAC's first publication. It features photographs from the exhibition and an essay by Jen Schwarting. The bulk order of this catalog is coming soon, but because I am so excited about the new book I decided to blog about it now! I can't wait to get mine! It's $15 and worth every penny! Come by the gallery today or email press@dumboartscenter.org to reserve your copy.


This is a limited edition catalog featuring photographs from the exhibition taken by the artists and a critical essay by Jen Schwarting.




Friday, January 22, 2010

MAKE A DIFFERENCE! BUY A BAG!

Everybody knows plastic and paper bags are bad for our earth. They require energy to be recycled (which increases carbon monoxide levels in the environment). In response, DAC chose to make a stylish shopping bag. Take it with you anywhere! It comes in a tiny storage bag so you can easy carry it in your purse and look artistic and environmentally conscious.

Support ART and the EARTH. Buy a DAC shopping bag! Only $9.99! Special thanks to BAGGU.


They cost only $9.99. Pick one up at the DAC gallery or through our website.


Erin Hawley our current Programs Intern is enjoying a relaxing moment in the park with her hip DAC bag.





Thursday, January 14, 2010

DOES PRESENT EXIST ?


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Making of Pixelville

With the start of 2010, Dumbo Arts Center(DAC) premiered Pixelville, an exhibition that incorporates urban planning and thoughtfully analyzes environments from the past while simultaneously acknowledging the rapid transformation of cities in the present and future. The capabilities of technology never cease to amaze us, especially in our attempt to keep up with the many technological advancements that occur, but a question that continues to plague our minds is, how can we capture-or remain in the moment? A series of cliches quotes come to mind, "live in the moment," "live each day as if it your last"...blah blah. Well, how can we do that?!

The world is becoming so modern these last decades that we don't even know where it will go . We personally think we are always absorbing information from all the technological media that we are surrounded by, so much so that we often forget to create and be creative. Instead of expressing creatively with the knowledge we've been collecting in our lifetime, we simply keep collecting it for the future. For example, we choose to take pictures of great landscapes to store forever rather than taking a moment to sit and feel the present sensation of being somewhere nice and beautiful. This is what comes to mind when we observe this exhibition. It is the merger between virtual and real life, that makes you forget where you are, who you are and what you feel.

Peter Frank, the curator of Pixelville, acknowledged the fluctuation of time when he stated, "we have access to the past as never before, and the future- for better or worse- seems to be similarly immediate. Does the present, then, still exist? Is there a place where the actual moment maintains?"

Live in the moment, and come visit Pixelville to expose yourself, in the moment, to ideas of the past, present and future.






Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Acces to the past and the future . Wha't about the present ?

The present is how I, or whoever visits the Dumbo Arts Center, interprets Nivi Alroy and Shirley Shor's first collaborative mixed-media installation, Pixelville. With the start of 2010, Dumbo Arts Center premiered Pixelville, an exhibition that incorporates urban planning and thoughtful analysis environments from the past while simultaneously acknowledging the rapid transformation of cities in the present and future. The capabilities of technology never ceases to amaze me, especially in my attempt to keep up with the many technological advancements that occur, but a question that continues to plague my mind is, how can we capture-or remain in the moment? A series of cliches quotes come to mind, "live in the moment," "live each day as if it your last"...blah blah. Well, how can I do that?!

The world is becoming so modern these last decades that I don't even know where it will go . I personally think we are always absorbing information from all the technological media that we are surrounded by, so much so that we often forget to create and be creative. Instead of expressing creatively the knowlege we've been collecting in our lifetime, we simply keep collecting it for the future. For example, we choose to take pictures of great landscapes to store forever rather than taking a moment to sit and feel the present sensation of being somewhere nice and beautiful.
This is what comes to mind when I observe this exhibition. It is the merger between virtual and real life, that makes you forget where you are, who you are and what you feel.

Peter Frank, the curator of Pixelville, acknowledged the fluctuation of time when he stated, "we have access to the past as never before, and the future- for better or worse- seems to be similarly immediate. Does the present, then, still exist? Is there a place where the actual moment maintains?"

Live in the moment, and come visit Pixelville to expose yourself, in the moment, to ideas of the past, present and future.