Exhibition Opening: Harris Dimitropoulos

DATE:

November 16, 2011, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LOCATION:

Stubbins Studio Gallery, East Architecture Building , newsletter

FEE:

Free and open to the public

CONTACT:

teri [dot] nagel [at] coa [dot] gatech [dot] edu (Teri Nagel)

     

The Georgia Tech College of Architecture hosts artist and associate professor Harris Dimitropoulos at the opening of an exhibition of his work in digital media, in a new gallery space on campus.

The School of Architecture lecture by Michael Ra of Front, Inc. will follow.

Open through December 16

Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm

Private viewing by appointment | 404-894-3880

Artist's statement
This work is an experiment in digital media. This experiment is based on the question: Can we produce difference and particular identity by using the default functions of the computer? This question engenders the dialectic between two competing and mostly mutually exclusive realms;  of virtuality and embodiment. In using a system of software and hardware, our intellectual and physical products are both facilitated and limited by the technology. Is it possible  to discover and exploit the limitations of this system? Can we then produce objects and images that appear to be uniquely conceived and whose digital DNA is melded with our own?

About the artist
Harris Dimitropoulos has taught art, design, and theory courses in Europe and in the United States. He is an associate professor in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech, where he has taught for more than 25 years. Currently his creative interests explore issues of representation and aesthetics, especially as they pertain to digital media. Dimitropoulos received a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984, a PhD from the Aristoteleion University in Thessaloniki, Greece, and a Bachelor of Architecture N.T.U. in Athens, Greece. In addition to his architectural education, he received formal art education from 1970 to 1983. His architectural and art work has been exhibited in Europe and in the United States, and his project "Bastilles" was chosen for the commemoration of the Bicentennial of the French Revolution in 1989.