Fri, 01/18/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
[Opening / Closing]
walk in | walk out by Victoria Greising
Where |Outer Space
Off 13th St NW, in the alley between Taylor and Upshur
About This Event
walk in | walk out is a meeting of a site specific installation and a new body of work that synthesizes the visual elements found in the artist’s previous installations, while responding to the accessibility of digital manipulation of images and drawing.
Working from sketches to computer, Victoria Greising creates abstract linear prints. Starting on small pieces of paper, napkins, hotel pads, etc. she constructs dense linear drawings that are then scanned into the computer. Manipulating the image on the computer, she fills in the surfaces, transforms color, and multiplies the original template of the image. The final pieces activate a dialogue focused on the hand made vs. digital and, more importantly, the artist’s ability and specific choice to use technology as a tool of the mobile studio. The end product is a marriage between the hand of the artist and the flat plastic quality of digital enhancement- they are not explicitly drawings or prints, but somewhere in between. And while, they hint at painting through formal characteristics, the works situate themselves just outside of that dialogue.
Simultaneously the flat works act as mock representations of the installation that is occupying the majority of the gallery, while the installation communicates as a three dimensional interpretation of the flat works. The density of the web reaches up into the rafters and strategically wraps around the existing architectural structure creating a tunnel for the viewer to walk through. Ultimately leading to the door, the piece invites the viewer to traverse the space of the installation in order to enter or exit the rest of the gallery.
Open until Feb 2. The gallery will be open Saturdays from 2-5 pm and by appointment.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.