June 26, 2017

From Digital and Back

Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Jacky Connolly, Anhedonia (film still), 2017.


Curated by Magdalena Sawon, founder, Postmasters Gallery

Artists: Jacky Connolly, Takehito Etani, Bryce Grates, Qin Han, Cesar Kuriyama, Taezoo Park, Dakota Pailes-Friedman and Nick Pedersen

Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents From Digital and Back, an exhibition showcasing the work of eight recent Pratt Digital Arts alumni.

Each piece of work in this exhibition carries a distinct time stamp of today and incudes interactive installations and objects, digital images, video, animation, and digital mixed media. There is no language or aesthetic overlap. From emotionally charged machinima video, manipulated photographs of a near future, finding the soul in obsolete hardware, fantastical wearable devices, to handwritten poems, drawings, and a video chain of single moments, to visualizing emotions of finding one’s home and place in the world, the message always shapes the medium.

This exhibition represents a small selection of the many Pratt Department of Digital Arts alumni who are featured in important publications, exhibiting in galleries and new media institutions, and working in major creative industries. Graduates emerge as critically informed and skilled creators actively shaping our digital future. Alumni continue to build on their education to respond to a diverse and networked culture, and to produce experiences that provide audiences agency to explore critical issues.

About Pratt Institute
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.

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