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04-28-2014

Clarkson University's Alex Lee in New York City Exhibition through May 10

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Digital Arts Alex Lee is currently featured in a group exhibition at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City.

The exhibition, "The New Romantics," runs through May 10 at the center at 540 West 21st Street.

Lee is displaying his work "The Frequency of Space/Time," a 3D animation, which runs 32 minutes.

The New Romantics is an exhibition exploring the ways in which contemporary artists using digital media engage the body, representations of nature, poetic irony, and expressions of individuality as originally expressed in 19th Century Romanticism.

By drawing equivalences between then and now, the exhibition identifies a critical precedent for artists today that are responding to their ever changing technological environment. Just as the Romantics responded to the industrial revolution, this group of artists is similarly responding to the information revolution.

Curators Claudia Hart, Nicholas O’Brien, and Katie Torn have put together an exhibition that illustrates the diversity and complexity of contemporary digital production. In doing so, The New Romantics presents a unique selection of works by artists not based on formal similarities, but on expressive affinities.

By employing a myriad of contemporary techniques -- including digital fabrication, 3D simulation, software-based collage, video game engines, and peer to peer networking tools -- the artists in this exhibition expose an underlying thread of individual expression that extends beyond mere tech-fetishism.

Find out more about Lee at http://www.clarkson.edu/comm/faculty/amlee.html .

Read more about the exhibition at http://eyebeam.org/events/the-new-romantics .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/frequency.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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