Palimpsest

    Curated by Neil C. Jones and Steven Silberg A full catalog from the exhibition is available at http://scriptio-inferior.com.

 

 

Curated by Neil C. Jones and Steven Silberg

A full catalog from the exhibition is available at http://scriptio-inferior.com.

Palimpsest explores the shortcuts that modern technology has allowed but questions the materiality and privilege of artwork. The substrate remains while the artwork has been stripped away. A QR code has been applied to the surface and only those with the proper technology are able to decode the new art-object into the original artwork.

In the tradition of the palimpsest, pieces of parchment and vellum scraped clean for reuse promise that something once existed beneath its contemporary surface. Yet, only through technological investigation is that promise realized. Palimpsest asks its viewers to consider the scriptio inferior (the sub-text, or in this case, perhaps, the imago inferior—the sub-image) of the black and white graphic applied to the stripped surface of an original artwork.

Participating Artists

Jesse Morgan Barnett                       Miyakawa
Scott Blake                                        Michele Montalbano
Patterson Clark                                  Matteo Pasin
Jarrett Davis                                       Jessica Rowshandel
Samantha DiRosa                              Sarah Sachs
Gary Duehr                                         Ali Seley
Mark Geil                                            s/n coalition
Julee Holcomb                                   Eric Souther
Ryan Hoover                                      Erika Stearly