On Friday, November 6, Parsons will celebrate the opening of Control Print, a collaborative exhibition with the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, which explores the intersection of craft and technology. A public opening will be held on November 6 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue.
On view through December 20, Control Print features new work by a number of prominent artists and designers from the Parsons community, including: Benjamin Bacon (faculty, Art, Media, and Technology; Andrea Dezso (faculty, Design & Technology); Arthur Ou (faculty, Photography); Evan Roth (faculty, Design & Technology); Sven Travis (Dean, Art, Media, and Technology); Allan Wexler (faculty, Design Strategies); as well as graduate students and alumni. The exhibition is co-curated by Lucille Tenazas, Henry Wolf Professor of Communication Design at Parsons, and Dan Fern and Russell Warren-Fisher of the RCA.
Originally conceived as an RCA research project investigating the possibilities of a customized future for digital art and design, Control Print features works that play with the notion of digital technology. In this first American presentation, mixed media works commissioned by both RCA and Parsons will be exhibited together, extending the idea of ink on paper and showcasing how machinery and technology enter into the representational process. The exhibition features the results of these experiments in a series of limited edition book spreads, large-scale artwork, and digital projections and renderings.
For more information or hours of operation, please visit: www.newschool.edu/johnsondesigncenter .