Alex Ferrone Gallery: ‘Hybrid’ / Artistic Disciplines Exhibit, 10/14 – 11/12


A Hybrid Of Artistic Disciplines And

Digital Tech At Alex Ferrone Gallery

October 14 / November 12

Alex Ferrone Gallery on the North Fork is pleased to present Hybrid, a new exhibit featuring works by regional artists Roz Dimon, Colin Goldberg, and Han Qin – each artist combining digital technology with various artistic disciplines including painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking in their creative processes.  Meet the artists at a public Opening Reception on Saturday, October 14 from 6-8pmHybrid runs from October 14 – November 12, 2017.

An artist working in the forefront of digital art practices since 1984, Roz Dimon has created a multi-layered, interactive painting she calls, a DIMONscape® – a single digitally collaged image composed of numerous photographs and digital drawings that is presented in a lightbox.  On exhibit is the DIMONscape®, Pale Male: A Pilgrimage – a symbolic, spiritual and iconographic work created in response to the September 11 attacks.  Dimon states, “In one sense, this story is about a hawk who, witnessing his natural habitat “lost,” adapts to new surroundings, and makes his home in the crosshairs of an urban frontier, New York City.”  Along with Pale Male are four of its “states”, or stages, that reveal to the viewer their own symbolism and meaning separate from the whole.  Significantly noted, Dimon’s Pale Male: A Pilgrimage is in the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum. 
  

Colin Goldberg’s Photoconstructs series explores the intersection of traditional and digital art processes.  Unlike previous works of Goldberg’s that have been more formalist and non-representational, Goldberg utilizes original photographs relevant to his personal life experiences combined with drawing, painting and digital printing to produce his singular hand-painted works.  Inspired by Pop Art era and Abstract Expressionist artists, Goldberg modernizes processes by employing specialized primers that allow him to digitally print directly to painted surfaces, where the underpaintings interact with the photographic layers.  

Han Qin’s work adapts a traditional approach to our digital era, but is formally grounded in painting, drawing and printmaking, using analog and digital tools to create storytelling works.  Her exhibit series, Where is Home, depicts the pattern of human movement, especially immigrating, moving, living, or even studying in another place – questioning the relationship between memory and experience related to her own transition and relocation, as well as curiosity about migrants’ lives.  Qin’s works are created from a hybrid of cyanotype, digital editing, plotter printing, and acrylic painting, where each process reveals different emotions – all implying a poetic depiction of Qin’s understanding of “home.”

Alex Ferrone Gallery is at 25425 Main Road, Cutchogue.  Hours: 11am-5pm Friday through Sunday(11-6 Saturday); or happily by appointment other days. Call 631-734-8545 for more info or visit AlexFerroneGallery.com. 

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Artist Bios

 

Roz Dimon

Roz Dimon is a painter whose life’s work has been a response to American culture and the electronic age. Working in the forefront of digital art practices in both corporate and fine art since 1984, Dimon’s most inventive works evolved out of a difficult, soul-searching period post September 11 attacks.

Pitting the secular with the sacred, her studies in interfaith theology inform the transformative nature of her works.  Learning the art of religious iconography, Roz found that the practice of creating an icon (considered a form of prayer composed of multiple symbolic layers) aligned closely with her methodologies and experimentation in digital media.  This led Dimon to create a new kind of art process and iconic experience which she calls a DIMONscape® – where one is invited into a larger window of meaning that connects the physical with the digital – art with spirit. 

Roz has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions widely throughout the United States, Europe and Japan and her works are held in select museum, corporate and private collections.  She has been the recipient of varied artistic grants throughout her career, and her work has been the subject of numerous articles in national publications and media.  She and her husband, James Dawson, split their time between New York City and Shelter Island, a place she increasingly refers to as “home.”

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Colin Goldberg

As an undergraduate at Binghamton University in New York, Colin Goldberg studied painting under noted New York School Abstract Expressionist painter, Angelo Ippolito, and under full scholarship from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Goldberg completed his MFA in Computer Art in 2008.

 Goldberg’s work explores the intersection of traditional and digital art-making.  A diverse range of sources including Abstract Expressionist painters Franz Kline and Clyfford Still; Japanese calligraphy and woodcuts; and pop-era artists Rauschenberg and Warhol, inform his work.  He has coined the term “Techspressionism” to describe his artistic practice, where his visual language draws upon the lexicon of technology, incorporating forms such as intricate meshes and 3D wireframe models.

Recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and The New York State Council on the Arts, Goldberg was awarded a residency at The Studios of Key West in 2015 and was profiled there by PBS. His works reside in numerous private and corporate collections, as well as the permanent collections of Islip Art Museum and Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.  His works have been featured in publications such as The New York Times and Backchannel, and have been exhibited at museums, galleries and art fairs across the United States including Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons, Manhattan’s 69th Regiment Armory, and the Fountain Art Fair in Miami.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Goldberg has lived and worked in New York City and Long Island throughout his career, currently residing on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife, Donna and their daughter, Aya.

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Han Qin

Han Qin was born in China and moved to Long Island, NY in 2013.  As a digital artist and printmaker, Han holds a BFA and MFA in Printmaking from China Academy of Art, and an MFA in Digital Arts from Pratt Institute in NY.  Based on her familiarity, her work questions the experience of transition and relocation, and explores the pattern of migration with images and layers.

Based in New York and Hangzhou, China, Han Qin is an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University and at China Academy of Art.  She has translated many lectures, and has organized the highly successful China Academy of Art Masters’ Workshop Series, introducing American established printmaking and digital art pioneers to China.

Her works have been exhibited in the United States and China, including at Wook Flavio Gallery, One Art Space, Pratt DDA Gallery, and The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City; and The Heckscher Museum of Art, Gallery North, and Islip Art Museum on Long Island, with a solo show at Long Island Museum.  Additional exhibitions include at Riverside Gallery in New Jersey, galleries in Hangzhou, and the Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale in Chongqing, China. Han has won numerous awards for her work; she is presently exhibiting at Pratt Manhattan Gallery; and she will be exhibiting at Millennium Watermark Prints, Zhejiang Art Museum in January 2018.

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