Brian Bartz’s exhibition, Clipping, asks viewers to reflect on the ways computer generated images have integrated into their lives. Informatically distinct from photographic images, computer generated images are a lens by which to view our own relationships to the transparency and opacity of data which we all must navigate daily. The show consists of functioning electronics and 3D printed objects cast into wall-mounted resin sculptures of varying transparency ‒ physical manifestations of intersecting (clipped) 3D meshes. Accompanying these pieces are a video work and essay from which these objects conceptually emerge.

Brian Bartz

Brian Bartz is a new media artist and educator living and working in Berkeley, CA. He is invested in exploring digital technologies sculpturally and materially as a way to dispute the supposed immateriality of virtual space. He holds an MFA from UC Berkeley, and a BA from Reed College. His work has been shown across the west coast, including at the Berkeley Art Museum, Embark Gallery, and SOMarts Cultural Center, among others. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the San Francisco Foundation Cadogan Award, the Eisner Prize for Excellence in Creative Practice, and the Kaspar Locher Fellowship. Bartz completed the ACRE artist residency in 2019 and is currently an artist in residence at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley.


Opening Reception:

Avenue of the Arts
Kenosha , WI 53144

Wheelchair Accessible

Artist Talk:  Wed, Sep 29  |  1:30-3:00 pm  |  Join on Zoom