In this digital era, nearly every facet of our lives interacts with distortion in some sense. From our artistic expectations to personal self-image, the lines of authenticity become blurred as we grow increasingly comfortable with the many faces we upload.
One’s presence on the Internet is merely a distortion—noise extending away from its source until the signal is too faint to read, lost to its own infinite code. It is comforting to tell ourselves that we know what reality is, and that we can move through it reliably. That we can be seen as we see ourselves if we communicate carefully enough. But it is liberating to surrender—to admit that we cannot control how we exist digitally, nor who we are in a terrain that owns our likeness. For the first time we have the power to release the pieces of ourselves we’ve held together, and embrace the beauty in not knowing where they’ll land. Now is the dawn of Web 3.0.
But in this landscape of reproduction, it is not only pixels that become corrupted. How do we navigate a space of disembodiment while maintaining our individual autonomy? How are we understood when our clicks are taken for endorsements? This new wave of faux-media challenges both approaches, proclaiming: I am not anonymous, nor am I data. I am myself, and online I am not. Is it possible to think freely when growing up in a hivemind?
Confront yourself at It's Not Me, It's My Image, on May 2nd, 2019.
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WHO MAY APPLY: New York based designers and artists whose work aligns with the exploration of technology, social media, identity, distortion, and reproduction. The length of the exhibition will be two weeks with one public opening and one closing event on May 2nd and May 9th respectively.
ELIGIBLE MEDIA: Artists: All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. All artwork must be original.
PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted), wired ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels must be under Plexiglass. (Glass is permissible for hand delivery.) Sculptors must provide floor stand with a maximum footprint of 30” x 30” cannot be hung from ceiling.
SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission form on this page above. Five pieces per entry and one entry per person. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 500 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Gallery House reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work.
SALES: All work will be for sale unless the designers and artist informs the gallery to the contrary. All proceeds from sales will go back to the designers and artists. We strongly encourage artists/designers to donate half of their revenue to a raffle to benefit the charity. Tax exemption will be accurately provided by the charitable organization. Alternatively, designers and artists can choose to donate their designed product or artwork. Full quote of Tax exemption will be accurately provided by the charitable organization.
RECEIVING: Hand-delivered work must arrive between April 15th and April 21st by appointment. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition.
LIABILITY: Gallery House is not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or cost associated with any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport, storage, unpacking, exhibiting, packing and return transport. Every precaution will be taken in handling the entries, but Gallery House assumes no liability for any loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Each artist/designer, if they wish, should provide their own insurance.
DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight on April 12th, 2019. Gallery House will notify accepted applicants only by April 15th, 2019.
REMOVAL: All work must be picked up from the gallery between May 10th and May 13th. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience.
Deadline for submission: April 12th
Notification emailed to artists: April 15th
Hand-delivering of artworks: April 15th through April 21st by appointment.
Opening Reception: May 2, 2019, 7 - 10 pm
Closing Reception: May 9th, 2019, 7 - 10 pm
Pick up between May 10th and May 13th.
USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.
CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Gallery House - 272 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205.
ENTRY AGREEMENT: With the submission of work the artist or designer agrees to all the terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus.