Between the Lines Art Show
05/30/2014 – 07/12/2014New York 136-17 39th Avenue, Ground Floor (Main Street & 39th Avenue) Flushing, NY 11354 Telephone: (212) 359-4333 | www.crossingart.com
Zaun Lee is a multi-media artist whose work is created on a grid, a device which has served societies for centuries as a method for shaping both infrastructure and culture. She views these lines as a compositional unit, comprised of individual pixels in technology and internet media. Through manipulation, reduction and expansion she questions how the restrictive nature of the matrix can simultaneously function in a society that embraces individualization and differentiation. Her site-specific installation “Grid on the Wall,” removes the “implied continuity of grids,” and invites the viewer to become part of the “autonomous whole.”
Zaun Lee attended College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University and graduated from Alfred University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at Pratt Institute. She was featured in exhibitions throughout the United States and South Korea including solo exhibitions, “My No Man’s Land,” Rotary Ice House Gallery, Monmouth University, NJ, 2013; “Borders,” Coohaus Art, New York, 2013; and group exhibitions at Longwood Art Gallery, the Bronx Council on the Arts and at the Jamaica Center for Arts in New York.
TJ Volonis explores in his work the relationship between the fragment and the whole. Using patterns, either in detail, or in their entirety, he creates complex compositions comprised of copper that not only symbolize the emergence of civilization through road grids, but also speak to our pixilated presence in the digital age. Though his designs have an aura of chaos, they are as inherently stable as the right angles that bind them together.
TJ Volonis received a BA in Japanese Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1999. A self-taught artist, TJ entered one of his earliest pieces (Chair, #2) in the 2005 GLAAD OUTAuction where he won the award for Best Emerging Artist – Mixed Media. That same chair also appeared in the May 2012 edition of Elle Décor Magazine. He continued his work with copper by making tables, chairs, and other functional works of art and in 2008 expanded his work into a series of wall-mounted sculptures. His work has appeared in: Elle Décor, Lonny Magazine, Freshome, Design Milk, Artsicle, Gotham Gazette, Examiner.com, and the Brooklyn Paper and was also selected as one of NYC’s top emerging artists in December of 2011.
Scott Fitzgerald examines the interdependence of culture and technology, and how physical spaces can be altered through digital manipulation. For this exhibition he has installed two works which utilize the movement of light to expose both the stability and precariousness of line. “Karman,” a work split into two animations, references the invisible “boundary” between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. A line, which in reality is in flux, is here imagined as a fixed point, separating the viewer from the universe. “Retracement,” a work which uses lights as both a screen and as a source of illumination, projects animations which never repeat themselves. The layout of the lights, based on the well-known Fibonacci sequence, presents a path that is as surprising as it is captivating.
Scott Fitzgerald received a Master’s from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program where he studied interactive video art and physical computing. His work has been exhibited and installed around the globe, including a permanent site-specific work at the University of Oslo and temporary public work in New York City’s Times Square. He regularly runs workshops on using technology in the arts and is the head of documentation for the open source Arduino platform. Scott is currently an Assistant Professor and head of the Interactive Media program at New York University Abu Dhabi.