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All Natural Technology

by Tonya Warner
          There is a long-standing argument that technological advancement has come at the expense of our connection to nature. While valid in certain respects, the artworks in the exhibition “Illuminated Forest” handily challenge such a reductive notion. For these multi-disciplinary artists, technology is a means of reconnecting with and reframing the natural world. Through the use of gadgets and sound equipment, the organic translates the digital and the digital, the organic.An... [more]
Posted by Tonya Warner on 7/19/10
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Audacious Professionals

by Montgomery Rene
      I couldn't tell if I should be laughing at the conversation I overheard,  if it was a part of the exhibition or if there were actually valid points being made. The conversation was about what makes a professional artist a professional. The consensual agreement, between the three, was that if the artist was paid for their art, they were professional. With the conversation being held in the midst of The Lab's group show, entitled: , there seemed to be no irony. The theme of Gold Rush... [more]
Posted by Montgomery Rene on 5/16/09
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Yet to Be Determined

by Natalie Hegert
A chair, a tape measure, a ladder, a row of paint cans, a bowling ball, an empty bottle of beer: Zachary Royer Scholz's installation in the main gallery at the Lab, Yet to Be Determined, exposes the creative process of the artist, his particular capability to infuse ordinary objects with mystery and profundity. Part installation, part temporary workspace, part performance art, Scholz's exhibit is unique in that it will remain in progress until the closing of the show. The arrangement of... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 8/22/08
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