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    Casey Reas (American, born 1972), Tox Screen, 2013. Custom software (color, silent), two computers, two projectors. Dimensions variable, horizontal. Courtesy of the artist

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    Series of lantern slides of enlarged snowflakes by Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1865-1931), of Jericho, Vermont.

 

Coming in Fall 2020

In the fall of 2020, the Fleming Museum of Art presents two artists who invented technologies that aided in the creation of their art and generated new knowledge to be shared with and used by the public. Both explore geometric iteration, from the crystallization of ice to the programming of the behavior of visual components in digital videos. The Fleming Museum’s Fall 2020 exhibitions will put these two artists, working a century apart, in dialogue, exploring the intersections of art, science, and technology.

 

Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley: Crystal Iterations

Snowflake print by Wilson A. Bentley

Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1865-1931), of Jericho, Vermont, pioneered the use of photomicrographs to rapidly capture the structures of snow crystals before they melted.

Image: Snowflake print by Wilson A. Bentley

Casey Reas: Iterating Substance

Casey Reas (American, born 1972), KNBC (December 2015), 2015

Casey Reas (born 1972) develops his own software to create generative artworks in video, sound, installation, and other media. His accomplishments include the open-source coding language Processing, now used by thousands of artists, teachers, and students.

Image: Casey Reas (American, born 1972), KNBC (December 2015), 2015. Custom software (color, silent), digital video, computer, projector. Dimensions variable, horizontal or vertical. Sound by Philip Rugo. Courtesy of the artist


These exhibitions are presented as part of 2020 Vision: Seeing the World Through Technology, a statewide initiative of the Vermont Curators Group.