Friday, February 6, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, March 26, 2015 (All day)




Artists explore technology with digital and traditional media

Jessica Ann, Columbus, OH

Brian Dunn, Norman, OK

Julie Clark, Tulsa, OK
Grace Grothaus, Tulsa, OK
Aaron Robinson, Norman, OK
Daniel Sutliff, Tulsa, OK
Dillon Votaw, Norman, OK


Living Arts invites you to the premier of GLITCH/ANALOGOUS, an exhibition investigating the intersection of traditional art with digital formats, and how digital technology changes our perspective of the physical world. Local and regional artists were invited to submit artwork that responds to the theme using traditional artistic techniques and new media. The exhibition will be located at Living Arts in Tulsa and run February 6 - March 26, 2015.

Artists were invited by curator Laura Reese, independent curator and Events Coordinator for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Reese handpicked artists regionally and nationally whose work straddled both traditional techniques, such as painting and printmaking, with new media, like video and digital art.

Grace Grothaus (Tulsa) creates backlit paintings using artificial plants, motors and translucent plastics to create a mesmerizing rotation of organic matter. Since backlit screens are the way we now experience a majority of our media consumption, Grothaus asks “why then should painting not communicate through that medium as well?” A Philadelphia transplant, Brian Dunn (Norman), creates stone and plate lithographs based on electronic glitch art. His prints, though in physical space, question the mapping of virtual space, and where the meeting of virtual and physical space exists. Exploring the physicality of the unconscious self, educator and artist Julianne Clark (Tulsa) creates small light boxes that combine photography and insect specimens. Her intimate work resembles a child’s night light, and creates a realm of physical and ethereal using technology and nature.  Performance artist Aaron Robinson (Norman) will provide the soundtrack for the opening night with a live performance of music and visuals that respond to the atmosphere of the evening. His video and music combines real time audience participation and interaction with digital technologies to create a unique viewing. Artist and Oklahoma native Matthew Kaney (New York, NY) will create a network of music-making circuits. A combination of buzzers, electronic switches, motors, and speakers all perform parts of an algorithmically-generated musical composition.

Though each artist has their own unique interpretation of the theme, their core concepts remain similar: that the virtual world is becoming an integral part of our physical landscape. Participating artists include Jessica Ann, Julianne Clark, Brian Dunn, Grace Grothaus Grimm, Matthew Kaney, Aaron Robinson, and Dillon Votaw.

“Currently, local attitudes towards new media remain skeptical in the arts, as those who work in traditional media feel the need to fight to survive through rapid shifts in technology”, said curator Laura Reese, “However, these two media are not at odds with one another; art can survive and thrive in the digital age. I hope this show fosters a new perspective on digital media and technology in art.”

The public is invited to see how art is changing with technology at the opening reception of GLITCH/ANALOGOUS February 6, in conjunction with the Brady’s Frist Friday Art Crawl at Living Arts, 307 E Brady, Tulsa. The exhibition will continue through March 27. Admission is free.