- Jan. 10, 2020
-- Walter Art Gallery is pleased to present "Artifact
", the solo exhibition of mixed media artist Rembrandt Quiballo. The artist's work delves into and manipulates images from mass media. Through the moving image, his work explores mass media and its effects on social and political history. In his latest body of work, he imagines the possible remnants of our existing digital culture. While traditional archaeologists excavate the earth to find evidence of long-lost civilizations, Quiballo's "Artifact" explores what future scientists could discover when they mine our ever-expanding digital cloud. The artist's images invite the viewer to imagine the leavings of our dominant form of cultural archives transfigured by time – our lives obscured and lacking the details we take for granted.
Through the use of datamoshing and glitch techniques, Quiballo generates digital artifacts within images found in mass media such as film, television, and the Internet. The prevalence of data compression today makes this loss of information inherent in our everyday images. In our pursuit to produce and consume an endless stream of visuals, we face complications such as finite data space and visual incongruity. In the meantime, a new kind of imagery emerges. Past, present and future meet in these artifacts of life.
Rembrandt Quiballo was born in Manila, Philippines, immigrating to the United States due to social and political unrest in the Philippines. He received his BFA in Painting and his BA in Philosophy from the University of Arizona, going on to earn his MFA in Photography from Arizona State University. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Los Angeles, New York City, Cairo and Berlin. Quiballo is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ASU GPSA Research Grant, the SPE Student Award, the Nathan Cummings Travel Fellowship and the Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant.
The Walter Art Gallery will host an artist reception for "Artifact"
on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 6:30-9:00pm, light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided. The Closing Reception will take place on Friday February 21, 2020 from 6:30-9:00pm. "Artifact"
will be on display at Walter Art Gallery from January 17 through February 21, 2020 located at 6425 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale AZ 85251.
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