Red Millennial Apple: The Rough and The Smooth Lingxiang Wu MFA Thesis Exhibition


Red Millennial Apple: The Rough and The Smooth Image is an exhibition consisting of artworks that experiment with both smooth and rough aesthetics, using the medium of collage, sculpture, animation, and installation.

 
DateThursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

Email

Ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Location

165 Augusta Ave

Red Millennial Apple: The Rough and The Smooth Image is an exhibition consisting of artworks that experiment with both smooth and rough aesthetics, using the medium of collage, sculpture, animation, and installation. Wu’s thesis questions if the ingenuity of image-making submits to default automation under the framework of capitalist production. The digital image becomes the smooth image with pleasing visuals, but the lack of context. Using Google Alert with keywords such as “red,” “millennial,” and “apple,” Wu collects an abundance of digital images as his primary material. These images are further modified in post-production software to create unstable compositions by intervening the algorithmic selections. As the smooth image gradually loses its clarity with each rendition, it gains the resistance and roughness necessary to turn the superficial experience into one that invites the viewer to linger, contemplating what they see.
 

Lingxiang Wu is a visual artist currently living and working in Toronto. He studied Photography and Film/ Video Production at SUNY - Buffalo where he received his Bachelor degree in Arts. He is now pursuing an MFA in the Interdisciplinary Master’s of Art, Media, and Design Program at OCAD University. Wu is interested in topics such as post-production, the aesthetics of rough/smooth, and boredom.



MFA Thesis Exhibition poster
DateThursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

Email

Ignitegallery@ocadu.ca

Website Location

165 Augusta Ave

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exhibition information poster
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

Red Millennial Apple: The Rough and The Smooth Image is an exhibition consisting of artworks that experiment with both smooth and rough aesthetics, using the medium of collage, sculpture, animation, and installation. Wu’s thesis questions if the ingenuity of image-making submits to default automation under the framework of capitalist production. The digital image becomes the smooth image with pleasing visuals, but the lack of context. Using Google Alert with keywords such as “red,” “millennial,” and “apple,” Wu collects an abundance of digital images as his primary material. These images are further modified in post-production software to create unstable compositions by intervening the algorithmic selections. As the smooth image gradually loses its clarity with each rendition, it gains the resistance and roughness necessary to turn the superficial experience into one that invites the viewer to linger, contemplating what they see.
 

Lingxiang Wu is a visual artist currently living and working in Toronto. He studied Photography and Film/ Video Production at SUNY - Buffalo where he received his Bachelor degree in Arts. He is now pursuing an MFA in the Interdisciplinary Master’s of Art, Media, and Design Program at OCAD University. Wu is interested in topics such as post-production, the aesthetics of rough/smooth, and boredom.

Venue & Address: 
165 Augusta Ave
Email: 
Ignitegallery@ocadu.ca
MFA Thesis Exhibition poster
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