Can't Touch This
Public Reception: February 9 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Studio Sixty Six announces the first exhibition of 2024, Can’t Touch This, introducing Brandon A. Dalmer, with new art by by Michael Schreier.
Can’t Touch This: Introducing Brandon A. Dalmer (MTL), and new work by Michael Schreier (Ottawa). These two artists work with digital technology that dynamically challenges our perception of reality. This exhibition invites the viewer to contemplate the profound impact of how advanced digital technology is influencing the evolution of contemporary art. Specifically, the curation focuses on how artists mediate their material methods and concepts by embracing new ways of production while combining older tools.
“Digital information can be endlessly copied, transferred, and manipulated with little to no material cost and at a faster rate than the analog. What is lost through this process?” - Brandon A. Dalmer
We are pleased to introduce Canadian multi-disciplinary artist Brandon Dalmer (b. 1984) to Studio Sixty Six. Dalmer works within a system-based practice to develop code that procedurally generates or manipulates digital compositions. Dalmer is interested in the fact that digital information can be endlessly copied, transferred, and manipulated with little to no material cost and at a faster rate than the analog. What is lost through this process? Dalmer explains:
“My work seeks to convert the digital medium back to a physical one. Through this action, we can begin to humanize these invisible systems. A reclamation of data can be achieved, instilling life to the artificial facsimile”.
Michael Schreier’s most recent work explores asemic writing using a digital methodology in the pursuit of understanding the refinement and rendering of human thought. For Schreier, the entry point to this philosophical approach to art-making is through an application and appreciation for Renaissance light, chiaroscuro. These works unfold in layers, expanding, like time and space. Schreier combines observations of human vulnerability, like asemic writing with digital technology to create a new mode to express visual metaphors about the human experience.
Studio Sixty Six is changing things up. We are introducing exciting new artists to the gallery and a new year of exciting programming. The gallery’s new director Brendan A. de Montigny is updating the roster to reflect a national conversation about arts and culture.
“2024 will be a year where we celebrate our current roster while introducing some of the most important artists working today that focus on a wide variety of important topics.”