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“Mediated” Opens in Davis Gallery

The Davis Gallery at Houghton House features a new exhibit titled, “Mediated: Signal Culture Artists in Residence” highlighting the work of five artists from the Signal Culture Media Arts Organization. Opening with a reception on Friday, Jan. 27, “Mediated” will be on display through March 3.

Signal Culture is a non‐profit agency based in Owego, N.Y., that works to encourage the creation of new work by providing artists with residencies, resources and exhibition opportunities. They have recently curated contemporary exhibitions at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center and at the Everson Museum in Syracuse that included electronic and new media works by emerging and established artists.

The five artists-in-residence showcased in the exhibit include:

Michael Bosworth is an artist and educator based in Buffalo, N.Y. Bosworth received his MFA in photography from the University of New Mexico, a BFA in art and a BA in English from the University at Buffalo.

Torsten Zenas Burns is an artist and media arts educator from Holyoke, Mass. He has created and curated video, photo and installation projects that explore speculative content, including re-imagined educational practices, experimental space programs, zombie / afterlife relationships, post-human fictions and improvisational choreographies.

Darrin Martin is currently based in San Francisco. Through video, sculpture and print-based installations, Martin’s work engages the synesthetic qualities of perception.  He is concerned with what is gained and lost in the process of translation as mediated by both old and new technologies and influenced by his experiences with hearing loss. His current projects consider notions of accessibility through the use of tactility, sonic analogies and audio descriptions.

Kristin Reeves’ work examines still and moving media. She explores “what is it to live within our bodies: personal and institutional, as well as fragile and resilient.”

Wenhua Shi, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University, was trained as a doctor in China. Wenhua departed from the medical field and began working in radio and TV. He holds an MFA in art practice from the University of California at Berkeley.

The Jan. 27 reception featured a talk from Deborah Bernagozzi, director of Signal Culture Media Arts Organization. Bernagozzi also kicked off the Art and Architecture Spring Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 26 with a talk titled, “Artist Residencies, Curating, and Starting and Arts Organization from Scratch.”

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information on the exhibit call Houghton House at (315) 781-3487.