Camille Utterback: Sustaining Presence

January 24, 2017 – March 26, 2017

See details below for exact dates and times.

THOMAS WELTON STANFORD ART GALLERY Map

Sponsored by:
Department of Art & Art History

The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University presents Sustaining Presence, on view from January 24 to March 26, 2017 with a reception on Thursday, January 26, from 5-7 PM, at the Stanford Art Gallery. This solo exhibition by Camille Utterback, Assistant Professor in Art & Art History, highlights computationally generated and interactive works from Utterback’s recent practice and includes the debut of a series of sculptures combining glass and projected media.

Utterback is well known for her room-sized and architectural-scale interactive installations which explore the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement. These works use technology to return people’s experience to an embodied present, rather than to remove us from our surroundings and each other. In keeping with Utterback’s larger body of work, the pieces on display focus attention on the sustained relevance of our embodied presence and sensual material experience in our increasingly mediated world.

Sustaining Presence traces a new physicality emerging in Utterback’s work - screens become sculptural elements arranged in space, and materials such as scrims or shaped and colored glass are combined with digital imagery to create a richly layered perceptual experience. With this evolving vocabulary, Utterback makes work where the material richness of the world is sustained in an active dialog with the digitally rendered elements.

Through slowly evolving animations and cyclic video imagery, the temporal cadences of Utterback’s work hint at a more critical stance. Themes of appearance and disappearance, visibility and obfuscation evoke our continual desire and continual failure to maintain control through our technologies. In order to sustain presence, the work suggests we must also embrace our inherent vulnerabilities and temporal finitude.

Image: Entangled, 2015. Dual-channel interactive installation on scrims. Photo Credit: Brett Bowman, 2015

When:
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 12:00 PM
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday, Feb 3, 2017 12:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 4, 2017 12:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 5, 2017 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday, Feb 10, 2017 12:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 12:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 12, 2017 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 12:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday, Feb 24, 2017 12:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 12:00 PM
Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 12:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 12:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 5, 2017 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday, Mar 10, 2017 12:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 12:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday, Mar 17, 2017 12:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 12:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 12:00 PM
Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 12:00 PM
Friday, Mar 24, 2017 12:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 12:00 PM
Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 12:00 PM
Where:
THOMAS WELTON STANFORD ART GALLERY Map
Admission:

ON VIEW: TUESDAY - SUNDAY | 12-6PM
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 | 5-7PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tags:

Arts International Visual Humanities Exhibition 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
650-723-3404, cserruto@stanford.edu
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