A Survey of Computer Use in Art

"River Park", Altered Photo, by Bruce Armstrong

“River Park”,  Altered Photo, by Bruce Armstrong

Exhibition on view: November 6-28, 2015, opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 5-8PM.

“A Survey of Computer Use in Art”, an exhibition featuring the work of over 34 Maine artists, demonstrates some of the diverse ways in which computers, software or other digital tools are being use to create art in Maine. The exhibit is view at the Harlow from November 6 to 28, 2015.

The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, November 6 from 5-8 pm. At 7pm Emily Stowers of the Maine State Library will speak briefly about the new “makerspace” at the Maine State Library. Called the UP Room, it has many resources of interest to artists in particular including a large format printer, a 3D printer, CAD or computer-aided design programs, and a Cricut machine that can be used to cut and trim greeting cards, for scrapbooking and other projects. The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

“A Survey of Computer Use in Art” resulted from an open call for Maine artist who use computers, software or other digital tools to make their art and was juried by artist Petrea Noyes and Harlow staff members, Allison McKeen and Deborah Fahy.  Out of 95 submissions, 58 works of art were selected for the exhibit.

“Computer-generated art or the computer as another tool with which to create? The computer can’t make the art, it can only make possible what the artist creates with it. This exhibition has asked artists throughout the state to submit work that has been conceived or made possible with the use of a computer or even physical parts of a computer. The work selected for this show is very diverse both in subject, dimensions, construction and color – from very abstract pieces and digital collages to more traditional works. Once thought of as not a true creative medium, a computer as yet another tool for the artist is gaining acceptance.”  – Petrea Noyes

Participating artists by town include:

Augusta: L. Hubbard, Gary Levine, Mary Becker Weiss, and students from Cony High School and the University of Maine at Augusta

Bangor: Gabby Farley

Bath: Valerie Michael

Belgrade: Karen S. Kelly-Philbrick

Falmouth: Annie Darling

Farmingdale: Richard Fortin

Farmington: Channa Schroff

Gardiner: Allison McKeen

Hallowell: Karen Jordan Allen

Hampden: Andrea Rickards

Hermon: Bradley Chelberg

Jefferson: Suzanna Lasker

Liberty: Kerstin Engman

Lincolnville: Petrea Noyes

Manchester: Bruce Armstrong, Ethan Guillemette

Millinocket: Benjamin Hutchins

Northport: Terry Hire

Old Town: Christiana Becker

Orono: Megan Ogden, Jim Winters

Owls Head: Rick Perry

Pittston: Scott Minzy

Portland: David Wade

Richmond: Ruthanne Harrison

South Portland: Damir Porobic, Jeff Woodbury

Waterville: Peter Jude Hubiak

This exhibition is sponsored by Blue Marble Geographics of Hallowell.

Sponsored by Blue Marble





2015 exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery have been made possible by our season sponsors: The Bank of Maine, Capitol Dental Care, Current Media,Dead River Company, the City of Hallowell, the Jennings Family of Hallowell, Kennebec Savings Bank, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe, the Vallee Brothers, Chris & Ray Vallee and by grant funding from the Quimby Family Foundation.

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2 Comments on “A Survey of Computer Use in Art”

  1. Hi Frances, We don’t always put pictures of art work in any given show on the website. I just added some pictures from the opening of the computer show to the page if you are interested. –Deb

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