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Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery Presents 'The American Algorists: Linear Sublime' Exhibit
08.21.13 |
Lebanon Valley College's Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery presents "The American Algorists: Linear Sublime" art exhibit August 30 - October 29. The exhibit opens with a public reception hosted by LVC President Dr. Lewis Evitts Thayne and his wife, Dorry, Friday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Live music and light refreshments will be available for the enjoyment of guests. Prior to the reception, Algorist artists Jean-Pierre Hebert and Mark Wilson will present an artist talk at 4 p.m.

This exhibition and its accompanying publication, curated by LVC art history professor Dr. Grant Taylor, will examine the work of a group of pioneering digital artists know as the Algorists, formed in the late 20th century. The earliest to use computers to generate art, these four pioneers: Jean-Pierre Hebert, Mark Wilson, Manfred Mohr, and Roman Verostko have made some of the most important contributions to digital art and culture.

"There is a simple elegance to an algorithm. Precise, logical, and finite, this step-by-step procedure is an effective tool for solving mathematical problems. In the form of a computer program, however, the algorithm becomes something else entirely," Taylor writes in the exhibit program. "Bringing together for the first time a collection of the artists’ masterworks, 'The American Algorists: Linear Sublime' attempts to investigate the core visual element that connects these artists—the line. Using the generative processes allowed by digital computation, a totally unique mode of artistic production has provided this group of artists with a pathway to limitless forms of linear expression."

In addition to the exhibition, the Gallery will also present a lecture featuring Algorist artist Roman Verostko on Monday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. in Zimmerman Recital Hall within the Annville Gallery. On Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Gallery and the College's Revolution Colloquium Series present Manfred Mohr, digital art pioneer, and Dr. Grant D. Taylor in a discussion of Mohr’s groundbreaking use of the computer during the culturally volatile early 1970s in Paris, where he was attacked for employing computers to create his art.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and by appointment for groups. Schools and other organizations are encouraged to contact the Gallery for a guided visit. Additional information is available at,, or 717-867-6445.

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