If California were its own nation, it would have the 9th largest economy in the world. There is something about this particular area which attracts so many, and inspires so much. Not to mention, features a broad ranges of landscapes, environments, and people, not unlike the contemporary art world. For Industry Gallery’s latest exhibit, we looked to artists who are stimulated by the Golden State.
In this day of contemporary exhibition, virtually anything can be made from, well, anything. Digital means and modern refinery techniques allow designers to furnish nearly anything the heart desires. Here, you will find furniture, done by design team Oyler & Wu, created entirely by 3D printers, and their dazzling LACE jewelry, architecture morphed into accessories. Their collaborations highlight new types of cooperation and experimentation within the art world, and signify new shifts technology allows artists to undertake in their crafts.
The mesh of physical and digital gets much more tangible with other exhibits done by Elena Manferdini and Benjamin Rollins Caldwell. Manferdini’s works, such as her recent “Building the Picture,” possess a synthetic vibrancy of colored patterns, looking both natural and artificial at the same time. Meanwhile, Caldwell takes directly from the source; his binary walls and chairs are comprised of hundreds of computer pieces and chips, a physical mapping of a digital landscape.
In the end, Industry hopes to expand the understanding of physical space, and its role in an art world where more space is being measured in gigabytes instead of meters.