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Barry Gallery Opening Reception for Manufactured Reality: Computer-Generated Art

Fri, Jan 18, 2013, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Barry Gallery, Reinsch Library
 Marymount’s Barry Gallery will exhibit Manufactured Reality: Computer-Generated Art by Richard L. Dana, James Huckenpahler, and Don Kimes from January 18 to February 8, 2013. The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on January 18, or to visit the Gallery at any time during the exhibition's run. There is no admission fee.

The Barry Gallery is located in the Reinsch Library on Marymount’s Main Campus – 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.  Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Manufactured Reality will create an impact. Each artist has selected works that will jolt the viewer with the unexpected.

Richard Dana describes his exhibit pieces as “a gentle, compelling punch to the eye of the beholder. If my art is working properly, it is not hanging quietly on a wall.” Dana’s art is about visual sensation, stimulation, and generating a feeling or mood. Layers of optical information create visual depth.

James Huckenpahler’s works go even further and literally stand out. He explains, “My pieces will point out everything you should never do in a gallery… using adhesive and vinyl materials in relief, throwing up graffiti on hallowed halls, pointing out innumerable cracks and flaws, interfering with other artists’ work, going around corners, and  making messes on the ceiling.”   Such "interventions" have been in vogue over the last few decades, but Huckenpahler prefers to consider his digital graffiti an experiment in "architectural annotation."

Don Kimes’ wrote in a 1996 essay that his art is influenced by the relationship between nature, culture, and the passage of time, and that “…in the end, nature takes everything back.”  These musings became reality several years later when his home and studio were destroyed by a flood.  Kimes reflects on how the destruction sparked a renewed creative process, saying  “I survived by beginning with destroyed images of destroyed work to make new work, riffing off them as the understructure of what once represented something which is now unrecognizable.  My recent work is based on that experience - nature, time, memory, loss and re-birth.  To put it simply:  I'm using the second part of my life to re-paint the first.” Kimes’ work in the Marymount show will evidence this cathartic transition.
For more information, contact Judy Bass, director of the Barry Gallery at (703) 284-1561 or