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Curator Walk & Artist Talk, 4/16

Join us Saturday, April 16, for a walk-through of the exhibition, followed by a conversation with the artists and curator. This will also be one of the last chances to view the exhibition before it closes on April 30. Details are below.

Curator Walk & Artist Talk:
Date: Saturday, April 16
Time: 3:00PM
Location: HERE, 145 Sixth Avenue (map)

See the Facebook invite to RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192525960791036


GJPT on view through April 30, 2011

Just a few quick notes and a link for more details and resources for GJPT at HERE.

The show runs through April 30, 2011, with gallery hours Tuesday – Saturday 2-7PM. If you would like to see it at a specific time, and/or would like any artists or curator to join, feel free to send an email to jess.ramsay@gmail.com to set up a date.

For more details about the exhibition, visit the HEREart mini-page for the exhibition.

GJPT Photos

Thanks to everyone for joining us on Thursday, March 3, for the opening reception of .gif .jpg .png .tif.  See some super low-resolution images below of the works on view, and check back soon for photos from opening night, by artist Rebecca Curry.


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GJPT Opening

Mark your calendars!

GJPT Opening Reception
Thursday, March 3, 2011 – 5-7PM
145 Sixth Avenue, NY, NY

Download the official press release here

RSVP via Facebook

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GJPT Catalogue

Check it out! The official GJPT catalogue! The catalogue, published exclusively by blurb, will be available for purchase at the opening reception on March 3, 2011, 5-7PM. Copies are $20.00(US), includes shipping and handling, or you can purchase an optimized PDF for $10.00. The catalogue features an original essay by Jess Ramsay, critical writing by Ramsay on each of the exhibiting artists, and a selection of images of the works on display.


Catalogue Formats
Exhibition Catalogue $20.00
PDF $10.00

Contact Jess Ramsay for more details on purchasing a copy.

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“.gif .jpg .png .tif” (gjpt) is a group exhibition that explores the realm of standardized image formats as represented in Internet-based art, websites, videos, applications, and multi-media design. Drawing inspiration from the history of graphic and web design, video game interfaces, online community forums, and other various forms of user-generated web content, “gjpt” will explore the territory of ordered pixels and formulas that have become the norm and remain the unquestioned presentation of visual media in the digital world.

The history of the small graphic images has roots in web design and development, while maintaining a unique dedication to user-generated content. Animated gifs littered homemade webpages before the concept of blogging and social media existed. Banners made of low-resolution jpegs populated LiveJournal pages before the likes of Facebook, and now nearly every social media site maintains that all uploaded images be .gif, .jpg, .png, or .tif. In the digital age, media and imagery is filtered and re-presented throughout every vessel (i.e. cell phones, webpages, iPad, LCD screen advertisements, and so forth), all taking the form of pixels generated onscreen to form images, text, advertisements, and the like.

The presentation of visual media through the standardized image formats is further reflected in the language of digital media. Keyboards, touch screens, remote interfaces, and apps have all maintained similarly ordered modes of presentation, using a rhetoric largely dictated by the medium, under the assumption that the user will understand. And we do.

The group exhibition will feature web artists, video artists, sound artists, installation artists, and traditional fine artists working within the framework of digital media, online content, and interactive works using the standardized formats of .gif, .jpg, .png, or .tif. The artists, some working digitally, and others only exploring the history of digital media and language, will all be presenting work that either critiques, questions, examines, or celebrates the vast, yet firmly defined, field of digital displays of visual media.

Exhibiting artists are Jason Huff, Seyhan Musaoglu, Jordan Tate & Adam Tindale and Giselle Zatonyl.

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