June 16 – July 28
Lump is pleased to announce windowseat, an exhibition of new work by New York based artist Siebren Versteeg. windowseat opens Saturday June 16, with a reception for the public from 6-9pm.
windowseat features a generative media installation entitled ‘Thoughts without A Thinker’. In this work, Lump’s gallery is continuously monitored and uploaded to image recognition A.I. Screens hung throughout the space present the results in real time as an ever evolving exhibition of pictures gleaned from the artificial intelligence of our collective making. Other works include new algorithmic paintings that exemplify the artist’s interest in clouds and a continuous live image search for ‘perfect weather’.
Born approximately 17,000 days ago, New York based artist Siebren Versteeg uses digital technologies to make work that synthesizes solipsistic painterly abstraction with coding in our hyper-connected present. The algorithms he writes tirelessly combine high resolution fluid dynamics with images often randomly culled from the internet to produce, display, and sometimes interpret an ongoing array of visual permutations. He has studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Solo exhibitions include bitforms, NY; The Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; The Art Institute of Boston; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio; Max Protetch, New York; Rhona Hoffman Gallery and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. His work has been exhibited in group shows at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; ESSL Museum, Vienna; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Krannert Art Museum, Illinois; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the National Museum of Art, Czech Republic. Versteeg’s work can be found in public collections including the Whitney Museum, NY; Guggenheim, NY; Albright-Knox, Buffalo; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. This spring, Versteeg’s work will be featured at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersberg Russia, he is currently an Artist in Residence with the Chemical Engineering program at the University of Texas in Austin.