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UT Presents Electronics Alive IX Jan. 24–March 3

Published: January 19, 2017
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Geatan Borde`s La légende du Crabe Phare, a still frame image from his animated short by this name.

From Jan. 24–March 3, The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will showcase the work of established and upcoming artists in the ever-evolving realm of digital art at Electronics Alive IX. This biennial invitational exhibition features experimental computer animations, interactive digital work and virtual spaces by digital artists from around the world. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 3, from 7–9 p.m.

The exhibition will feature works by UT professors Lew Harris, Ryan McCullough and Douglas Sutherland, as well as digital artists from across the globe, including Morehshin Allahyari (Iranian-American), David Andrade ’07, Gaetan Borde (England), Samantha Burns ’11, Naghmeh Farzaneh, Monica Cook (UT’s 2017 STUDIO-f visiting artist), James Cunningham, Esteban Garcia Bravo (Columbian-American), Oliver Hilbert, Insa, Chris Landreth, Yuko Oda (Japanese-American), Alan Price, Antoine Roegiers (Belgium), Gregory Scott, The Gif Connoisseur and Rebecca Xu.

Visitors will see animated shorts and experimental films on view continuously, completed and in-production two-dimensional and three-dimensional digital art, and interactive installations.

Several exhibiting artists will give talks and workshops during the exhibition:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m., Gallery Talk by Alan Price
  • Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m., Gallery Talk by Gregory Scott
  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m. Gallery Talk by Chris Landreth
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m., Gallery Talk by STUDIO-f visiting artist Monica Cook
  • Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m., Animation Film Festival in collaboration with Hillsborough Community College Ybor Art Gallery, located at the Ybor campus, Performing Art Building, Mainstage Theatre, 
  • Friday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m., STUDIO-f Open House
  • Monday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m., Gallery Talk with David Andrade
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2 p.m. Gallery Talk by Samantha Burns

The purpose of Electronics Alive IX is to introduce nationally and internationally known computer artists to the Tampa Bay community and give students and digital art enthusiasts an opportunity to meet these artists and experience how technology and art are fusing in new and interesting ways.

The gallery is located at the R.K. Bailey Art Studios, 310 North Boulevard, and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge for admission.

For more information, contact Jocelyn Boigenzahn, director of the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, at jboigenzahn@ut.edu or (813) 253-6217.