Nancy Bernardo | Mitch Goldstein
September 1-24, 2017
Reception First Friday, September 1, 6-9 PM
Free and open to the public
Gallery r presents Material Interruption, two solo presentations by RIT School of Design Faculty Nancy Bernardo and Mitch Goldstein.
Nancy Bernardo focuses on the formation of glitches as an accidental, yet common, outcome of creative work. Glitches are produced through one of two methods – manipulation of a common graphic design tool, the scanner bed, when digitizing an image, or direct digital manipulation of images through deliberate modification of the image’s underlying coding. These two methods create new images that are simultaneously intentional and unexpected, blurring the distinction between the “original” and the “fabricated.”
Mitch Goldstein examines form and methodology using darkroom photography techniques, specifically the photogram. Photograms use no cameras or lenses — instead, materials are placed on or near unexposed photographic paper and briefly exposed to light. This process results in abstract black and white compositions, which emerge unpredictably from the physical forms used in their creation. Control is relinquished, and instead intuition and chance allow form and structure to develop from the process.