Art talk with Bonnie Stewart and Daniel Lynds
The Confederation Centre Art Gallery invites the public to a free presentation that explores the work of Andy Warhol in light of contemporary digital practice, and considers what art means in an age of fictionless sharing and the “experience economy.” “This promises to be a new kind of art talk, featuring a conversation between a social media researcher/expert and a skyped-in artist, and a discussion about art that really comes from a fresh angle,” says Confederation Centre Art Gallery Curator Pan Wendt. The event will be held at 7 pm September 1.
Presented by PEI-based “digital identity researcher” Bonnie Stewart, and Daniel Lynds, art instructional designer and interdisciplinary artist based in North Carolina, the event is timed to coincide with the exhibition Gretzky is Everywhere, which simulcasts Andy Warhol’s portrait of Wayne Gretzky in collaboration with the Alberta Art Gallery and the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery in St. John’s. The presenters will take participants through an exploration of contemporary remix culture, memes, and up/down voting of content….via Andy Warhol. “Through this lens,” states Stewart, “Warhol’s Gretzky prints represent a nod to Pop Art in its purest form, while also looking sharply contemporary. Many photo apps today have filters/effects that recreate Pop Art optics with a touch or two of the screen.”
Bonnie Stewart is an educator and social media researcher fascinated by who we are when we’re online. An instructor in the Faculty of Education at UPEI, Founder/Director of the media literacy initiative Antigonish 2.0, and specialist in research on Twitter and the implications of digital media and networks for institutions, Bonnie does her best thinking out loud on Twitter as @bonstewart.
Daniel Lynds is an Instructional Designer currently working at Davidson College, North Carolina. With a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Masters in Education Technology, Daniel collaborates with people on making their work as impactful and open as possible. His work focuses on digital storytelling, social network analysis, open education, and cultural theory. He is an editor at HybridPedagogy.com. Many of his creations can be found at . www.confederationcentre.com