Friday, June 12, 2009

Brandt Gallery - Jayce Renner Curve Sets OPENING FRIDAY JUNE 12


Brandt Gallery - Jayce Renner Curve Sets OPENING FRIDAY JUNE 12
art openings Friday night
Host: Brandt Gallery
Date: Friday, June 12, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Brandt Gallery
Street: 1028 Kenilworth
City/Town: Cleveland, OH

Phone: 2166211610

DescriptionCurve Sets [Information Art] - work by Jayce Renner

Opens ArtWalk Friday June 12th 6 - 10 p.m.
runs through June 30th

Renner's current body of work in the show “Curve Sets [Information Art]” originated from a desire to programmatically make images and an overall interest in how art intersects with technology.

The custom software Renner wrote to generate the images reads a set of numeric inputs that he creates for each image. The numbers define information needed to make the image including one or more B├ęzier curves, along with the starting position, thickness, and color for each curve, and the rate of change (or delta) for each number. All of the images spawn entirely from the initial set of numbers. This process is deterministic, meaning that a given set of inputs will always produce the same image.

The show's title contains the term "information art". By this Renner means that the information behind the art is more important than the physical art object itself. (This parallels conceptual art, which holds that the idea behind the artwork is more important than its physical realization.)