Concrete to Data through the Lens of Alexandra Pospelova

 2/28/15

Concrete to Data through the Lens of Alexandra Pospelova

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I am excited to share a powerful series of Concrete to Data photographs taken by artist Alexandra Pospelova. The selected works give us a peek into the photographers process and how the space can be viewed.  We are taken through various complimentary color combinations and compositions. I asked Alexandra for a statement about shooting the exhibition and sharing her vision on the show.

Concrete To Data photographed by Alexandra Pospelova

“Unique, Moving, Powerful! Concrete to Data is a unique show because graffiti in its nature is an outdoor art form, while here, in Steinberg Museum of Art, one sees it in a totally different environment. It is moving because it makes the viewer look for hidden meanings by overwhelming, puzzling and, in some way, provocative quality. It is powerful because of its large scale spray-painted pieces that have more authority to a body viewing it in a space, as something one cannot take in with one glance. It was a pleasure to photograph such a large variety of mediums, creative ideas, and interesting stories that allowed me to penetrate deeper into seeing the essence of graffiti itself. The camera served as a great tool to discern that essence that cannot be viewed with a naked eye, but through some consideration.” 

You can explore more of Alexandra’s work on her website – http://alexandrapo.com

Open Call for Submissions!

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Open call to submit and participate in a Concrete to Data collaborative project. Prior to the launch of the physical exhibition in the Steinberg Museum of Art participating artists were invited to generate remixes and riffs of the original concrete to data logo. The purpose of the project is to build a new visual repository of stylistic variety by using the text from the show’s title. The submitted works will form and build a collaborative online gallery on the exhibition website. The public is invited to participate. That’s right, we want you to submit. This is a call for submissions, do you want to riff, remix or reinterpret the Concrete to Data logo? Your submission can be static or animated. It can be manually generated or digital. This process and execution is open to your interpretation.

http://www.concretetodata.com/projects/logo-riffs-and-remixes

Send your piece via e-mail – info@concretetodata.com and we will add it to the gallery.

In the near future it is also our intention to show the remix gallery publicly offline in a variety of ways.

http://www.concretetodata.com/projects/logo-riffs-and-remixes

THE WOOSTER COLLECTIVE AT CONCRETE TO DATA 2/24 @6PM

Wooster Collective Presentation

Join us on Tuesday February 24th at 6PM for a guest lecture with Marc and Sara Schiller of the Wooster Collective. The lecture will take place in the Concrete to Data exhibition at the Steinberg Museum of Art.  This event is open to the public.

Campus Map and Directions to the Exhibition – Click — > HERE <–

Gallery Map & Artist List – Click –> Artist/Gallery Map <–

General contact information – info@concretetodata.com

Contact the Steinberg Museum of Art – museum@cwpost.liu.edu

Contact the curator here – Ryan@ryanseslow.com

Artist talk: Ryan Seslow

Ryan Seslow held an artist talk this past Friday, February 12 at the Steinberg Museum of Art.

“His talk covered the progress graffiti art has made since the 70s and 80s on the east coast and the expansion and popularity it has gained around the world today” says Melissa DelPrete who attended the talk. “He also discussed how each artist that participated in the show have their own specific style and how’s those styles have progressed from street art into the gallery realm.”

The show Concrete to Data will be up in the Steinberg Museum until March 21st, 2015.

During Ryan Seslow’s artist talk / Photographs by Melissa DelPrete

Concrete to Data opens at LIU Post’s Steinberg Art Museum

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The emphasis of this exhibition will celebrate the transcending techniques, styles, methods and contexts of generating street art and graffiti. The show will display works from the late 1970’s through today’s new media technologies. The works will range from ephemeral murals to site specific arrangements and installations. Techniques with aerosol paint, stencils, brush application, paste-ups, assemblage, sculpture, photography, video art, GIF animation, virtual reality, documentation and internet technologies are represented. A collaborative public open call for submissions will also be launched.

CONCRETE to DATA will be exhibited at the Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY January 26th 2015 – March 21st 2015.

Opening Reception – Friday, February 6th  2015 6PM -9 PM 

Follow the news and events via – http://concretetodata.com

Follow @concretetodata on Instagram – #concretetodata

Curated by Ryan Seslow@ryanseslow

Museum Director – Barbara Appelgate

Contact the curator here – Ryan@ryanseslow.com

General contact information – info@concretetodata.com

Contact the Steinberg Museum of Art – museum@cwpost.liu.edu

720 Northern Boulevard,
Brookville, NY 11548-1300
Phone: 516-299-4073;
Fax: 516-299-2787

Museum Hours:

Monday – Friday – 9:30 – 4:30
Wednesdays – 9:30 – 8:00
Saturdays – 11:00 – 3:00

For a campus Map and Directions to the Exhibition, Click — > HERE <–