Uncategorized will be Bryan Leister’s first solo exhibition in Denver since relocating here from the Washington DC area. The exhibit will be at Ironton Gallery April 8 – May 15. The installation will include in transit, an interactive installation exhibited at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2010 which includes sensor-driven video, drawings on paper, digitally created sculptures and a new figurative painting. Large-scale prints and a new interactive work (screen shot above) created for this exhibition will explore the topic of perception and our relationship to digitally created forms.
Leister’s work covers a broad range of media, reflecting his background in design and digital art. “Uncategorized” explores organic structures and questions the classification of the organic/manufactured through procedurally generated forms and user interactions. Ernst Haeckel, in Art Forms of Nature, implied that a designed aesthetic was at work in living organisms. Many of the forms in “Uncategorized” are generated through systems of mathematics and repetition, with the resulting form becoming living and manufactured simultaneously.
When: April 8th thru May 14th, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th , 6-10 pm
Open First Friday May 6th, 7-10 pm
Where: Ironton Studios and Gallery
Denver, Co 80216