Friday, April 11, 2014

Artist Blends Media, Technology and Art

Lyndey Clayborn was born in an isolated Lousiana town 4 hours away on all sides from any significant stimulation. Her family remedied this void by connecting to the Internet in 1996. As she has aged, her web has become integral to her waking life as well as her art practice.

Clayborn says that "inspiration awakens whenever I notice a pattern or system manifesting itself within a digital context. Whenever a 'low brow' application such as snapchat or tumblr gains popularity, I have to wonder why."

These investigations into contemporary culture drive her art practice.  The gaze exchange between device and user penetrates and reveals.​ Clayborn attempts to blend her installations seamlessly into the public consciousness by using her constant companions, the iPhone and Macbook.

The “Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition” is on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from April 12 to May 4, 2014, with a free preview opening reception Friday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. MFA Speaks is scheduled for Thursday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. and will feature the artists discussing their work.

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