Guest Curated by Thomas Cornell
January 15 – April 3, 2022
Art League Gallery
Virtual Panel Discussion:
March 8, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. EST
Please join us for this free online discussion as several of the artists included in Enmeshed discuss their practices, followed by Q&A with the audience. Questions can be posted in the comments. Zoom link: https://notredame.zoom.us/j/
April 1, 2022 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST
Please join us for a free and public reception as we celebrate all of the artists included in Enmeshed.
The growth of the digital environment in contemporary art is a part of the zeitgeist. Nonfungible tokens (NFTs), cryptocurrency and videoconferencing are all increasingly relevant in and out of the art world. The increasing prominence of digital art in the media has highlighted our growing interdependence on technology and calls into question the impact of these changes.
This exhibition includes a selection of artists from around the world who generate art that exists in and out of the real world through the use of computers. Some have been working in this mode of practice for over forty years and others have known no other mode of creation. Enmeshed will bring these authorities together.
Ryan Buyssens | systemsfail.com
As an artist, inventor and maker, Ryan expresses his commentary on logic and progress through the manipulation of various media. Recently, he has been exploiting the interactivity of objects and environments in order to create new experiences for participants. Ryan creates his devices with the use of electronic sensors and microcontrollers, computer design, 3D printing, CNC machining, laser-cutting and good-old-fashioned patience. Ryan is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Art at New College of Florida.
Nick Ervinck | nickervinck.com/en
Ervinck’s work consists of large installations, handmade and 3D printed sculptures, ceramics, prints, drawings, light boxes and animated films. His current projects include a fully online museum (nickervinck.com/en/museion). In 2021 Ervinck opened his own exhibition space in a formal church. K.E.R.K. (kunsthallemiddelkerke.com). His work has been shown internationally and he is part of several major collections.
Timothy Earl Neill | timothyearlneill.com
Neill is a conceptual artist whose work reflects on technological progress, visual culture, and archeology. Neill often works with a broad range of 3D scanned artifacts which take shape as sculptural environments, sculptures, light boxes, CGI renderings, and video. His work is part of several University collections across the country and is shown nationally and in parts of Europe. He is a University of Notre Dame alumnus and currently works with the FabLab at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Dmitri Obergfell | dmitriobergfell.com
Obergfell identifies as a Latino and was raised on horse racing tracks. He graduated with his BFA from Rocky Mountain College + Design with a BFA in Video Art and Photography. He has exhibited worldwide, including recent exhibitions in Milan, Mexico City, and across the U.S. Upcoming projects includes Bodega Bodega, a collaborative project with Cortney Stell (2022). Bodega Bodega is a pop-up contemporary art grocer, focusing on food security and visual art in the Villa Park neighborhood of Denver, and is partially funded by the Insite Fund and the Andy Warhol Foundation.
Thomas Schmidt | thomasschmidt.org
In a time when experience is increasingly influenced by technology, Schmidt’s work attempts to both integrate and blur the boundaries between high tech and traditional craft methods as means for exploring the tactile world. From digitally modeled building-blocks and crumpled porcelain tile, to panels of aluminum fused with porcelain shards, Schmidt draws upon installation art and architecture to orchestrate and capture a variety of material moments for the viewer to experience and unfold. Schmidt currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary 3D Studio at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Laura Beth Thompson
Thompson’s sculptural work examines the affective quality of the physical world around us and often investigates our relationship to memories of traumatic experiences. She earned her M.F.A. in Ceramics at the University of Notre Dame and has since been awarded her BA in Art History from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Thompson is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of California San Diego.
Mary Visser | mavissersculpture.com
Mary Hale Visser, Professor of Art and Brown Chair holder, teaches art at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Visser’s artwork has appeared in more than 145 juried national and international exhibitions where she has received awards such as the “Design Excellence Award” from the City of Austin Design Commission, a Mellon Technology Fellowship, and a Mundy Fellowship for her research in 3D Printed sculptural forms. Visser has completed several large scale public and private commissions installed in the cities of Washington, D.C.; Sacramento, California; Austin, Texas; Lenexa, Kansas and Columbus, Ohio. Her work appears in many public and private collections.
This exhibition and virtual panel discussion are part of a larger symposium, curated and organized by Thomas Cornell (tom-cornell.com), Teaching Scholar in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at The University of Notre Dame. This event is made possible in part by support from the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame and the South Bend Museum of Art.
Additional information can be found at sites.nd.edu/enmeshed.