3D Notion

September 4th, 2013

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I’m happy to announce that my 3D printed work will be shown at BHQFU this Saturday.

Opens September 7th, 7 – 9 pm
BHQFU
34 Avenue A, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10014
Open by appointment September 7 – 14.

Artists:

Ana Marva Fernandez, Ben Schumacher, Carlos Reyes, Daniele Frazer, David Lobser, Dhemerae Ford, Erol Gunduz, Haley Melin, Heather Dewey Hagborg, Jason Scott Rosen, Josh Kline, Joshua DeMonte, Lilia Ziamou, Micah Ganske, Sarah Awad, Shane Hope, Taylor Absher, Tom Burtonwood, Yijun Liao (Pixy)

3D Notion is the first New York-based show that confidently focuses on 3D printed art. The three-dimensional print reconsiders not only how objects are designed and executed, but allows numerous new techniques to explore the notion of product. The show considers ways in which artists may insinuate product within the broader uses of perpetually expanding technologies, ranging from do-it-yourself fabrication, to exacting reproduction and one-of-a kind innovation. Examining new modalities of production and technique allows the artist to appropriate and go beyond pre-existing technological expression while exploring the boundaries of a new territory.

Some of the work included in the show can be found online at sites like Thingiverse.com, while some of the work can be seen in gallery shows both in the United States, and abroad. Some work is downloadable on-line, while other work can be generated using specific online apps.

The notion of 3D technology regurgitates a modern history filled with promises of domestic utopias negotiated by technology. Just as the vacuum cleaner or microwave once assured a release from domestic drudgery, 3D printing promises to bring the means of production—a virtual gallery of functioning three-dimensional objects, into our
private realms, our homes. 3D printing—and what this show represents (while presented with confidence in these artists’ uses of 3D printing) is yet, another promise of a utilitarian turning point.

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