Rendering of Sarasota Herald Tribune Lobby

DIGITAL IS
August 8 – September 13, 2008

Exhibition Events

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, August 8 from 5 – 7 p,m,

ARTIST PRESENTATION:
Thurs., Aug. 28 - Dessert reception: 6 – 7 pm; gallery talk with computer scientist/artists, Martin Quinn: 7 – 7:30 pm; showing of movie King Kong at 7:30 pm

DIRECTOR’S TOUR:
Mon., Aug. 11 at 11:30 a. m.

Artist presentation by Lesley Flanigan
Thursday, September 4
7:00 pm
A former graduate of Ringling College, Lesley Flanigan is a
successful singer and performance artist.

Artist presentation by Matt Zumbo
Thursday, September 11
7:00 pm
Well-known illustrator and co-founder of Wilson-Zumbo Illustration,
Matt Zumbo was awarded the Guru Award for Best in Show at the
Photoshop World Conference and Expo in 2007.

 

Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design will open a cutting edge exhibition of computer-generated art and design entitled Digital Is with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2008. The exhibition will present the innovative work of professionals representing all eight of Ringling College’s studio majors—Computer Animation, Digital Film, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic and Interactive Communication, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography and Digital Imaging—and examples of how mathematics can be used to create an computer generated image that can continue to evolve over a period of centuries without repeating itself.

 

About the exhibition:

The purpose of the exhibition is to show the incredible capabilities of today’s computer and digital technology through examples by diverse masters of the media from around the world. Visitors will be able to interact with some of the displays by playing Crysis, the state of the art in computer games and sitting at an IMac and clicking on some of the most creative and technically complex websites currently on the Internet. Books by the internationally know Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister will also be on display along with one of his most familiar projects, the outer sleeve and cover for the Rolling Stone’s Bridges to Babylon CD.

A schedule of full-length computer animated and CGI enhanced live action films will also be presented. On the list are Toy Story, the first feature film entirely produced on computers, and Ratatouille, the most advanced computer animated film prior to the newly released Wall-E. King Kong, in which many of the backgrounds as well as the creatures were created digitally, and Tron, the first major film to use computer graphics, will also be shown along with Final Fantasy and What Dreams May Come. Numerous Ringling College graduates worked on four of the films.

Computer assisted art and digital films by the Korean-born artist Yoon Cho and Ringling College graduate Leslie Flannigan will be shown in Gallery II. Yoon Cho’s work deals with feelings of displacement as she adjusted to living in the United States. Flannigan will be presenting 5,000 tiny photographs of her sleeping. Each photograph was taken when sensors detected her movement. Viewers will look at the images through a magnifying glass. Flannigan is also a performance artist who sings in front of the computer-generated imagery of her creative partner, Luke DuBois.

The art of digital filmmaking will be represented by the powerful work of Iranian filmmaker Farideh Shahasavarani. Four of the Chicago-based artist’s short films will also be shown in Gallery II. The amazing improvements in picture quality provided by high definition technology will be apparent through the new work of the Sarasota-based documentary filmmaker, Darryl Saffer.

Freelance illustrator Matt Zumbo started his career in 1976 and become known for his stylistic versatility and skill with a brush. He now paints with light and continues to be able to adapt his style to suite the needs of his clients using a computer. The exhibition will present 14 examples of his electronic creations, and one piece produced by hand. Visitors will be challenged to find the painting.

The computer revolutionized how buildings and their interiors could be designed. The exhibition will include exterior drawings, floor plans, renderings of the exterior and interior, and photographs of a finished project, the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s new building on Main Street.

The digital photography of Alysa Lazin, Nancy Hellebrand, Ruth Thorne-Thomsen, Tracy Moffat and LoCurto-Outcault will be shown in Gallery I. Collectively, their work will demonstrate the range of what is possible in digital imagery.

 

Selby Gallery Movie Showing Schedule


Friday Aug. 8, 2008            Ratatouille            5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Monday Aug. 11, 2008        Ratatouille            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Aug. 12, 2008        King Kong            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 13, 2008        Toy Story            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday Aug. 14, 2008        Tron                10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday Aug. 15, 2008            Final Fantasy        10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Monday Aug. 18, 2008        King Kong            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Aug. 19, 2008        Tron                10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 20, 2008        Ratatouille            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday Aug. 21, 2008        King Kong            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday Aug. 22, 2008            Final Fantasy        10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Monday Aug. 25, 2008        Ratatouille            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Aug. 26, 2008        Tron                10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Aug. 27, 2008    What Dreams May Come    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday Aug. 28, 2008        King Kong            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
                                        7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday Aug. 29, 2008            Ratatouille            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Aug. 30, 2008        Toy Story            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Tuesday Sept. 2, 2008        Final Fantasy        10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008        King Kong            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 4, 2008        Toy Story            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday Sept. 5, 2008        What Dreams May Come    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 6, 2008        Ratatouille            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Monday Sept. 8, 2008            Ratatouille            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 9, 2008    What Dreams May Come    10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sept. 10, 2008        King Kong            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday Sept. 11, 2008        Toy Story            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday Sept. 12, 2008            Ratatouille            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Sept. 13, 2008        King Kong            10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Installation shots from Digital Is Exhibition