The Mesh

A small group exhibition by The London Group at the Watermans Art Centre New Media Gallery focusing on ideas of digital art.

Photos of the show and workshops on flickr

A small group exhibition by The London Group at the Watermans Art Centre New Media Gallery focusing on ideas of digital art, curated by Irini Papdimitriou and Genetic Moo.

Several members use computers as an important part of their practice. Although only one of the artists in this show describes themselves as ‘digital’, all of them mix digital and analogue techniques. At each step of the way from idea to rendered object, the use of computer hardware and software threads its way through the creative process. The final objects may be physical, but their expression is necessarily digital.

From the algorithmic chain mail in Angela Eames’ work to the physical web shot through with electricity by Cadi Froehlich, the network of 3D polygons used by Bryan Benge and David Theobald, to the drawn matrices of James Faure Walker and Erika Winstone, there are meshes throughout the show. The full range of digital techniques are on display from copy ‘n paste to algorithmic design and mathematical rendering – techniques which weave under and over each other in the exhibition and which reflect upon the multi-layered history of the Group. Indeed, The London Group itself, and its century of cooperation among artists, can be seen as a tightly knit group; a polychromatic tapestry of people, styles and technologies – a mesh.

Participating artists : Bryan Benge, Angela Eames, James Faure Walker, Cadi Froehlich, Eric Fong, Genetic Moo, Judith Jones, Amanda Loomes, Peter Lowe, Ian Parker, Victoria Rance, Paul Tecklenberg, David Theobald, & Erika Winstone.

17 March – 21 May 2017
Daily 10am – 9pm, FREE
Private View : Friday 17th March 6 – 9pm
Watermans Art Centre
40 High St, Brentford, TW8 0DS