March 2–September 1, 2013
Of a Technical Nature is a group exhibition that explores the increasingly integrative relationship between natural and technological systems and questions where this evolving relationship might take us.
Presenting works from The Contemporary Austin’s collection, as well as work by local, national, and international emerging and mid-career artists, the exhibition will touch on themes of optimism and unease related to technological progress, invention, and evolution while also calling attention to the diminishing barrier between nature and technology.
Artists in Of a Technical Nature include: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Steve Brudniak, Peat Duggins, Buckminster Fuller, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Jessica Halonen, Young-Min Kang, Phillip Makanna, Jamie Panzer, Lordy Rodriguez, Rick Silva, Joel Sternfeld, and Barry Stone.
Organized by The Contemporary Austin and curated by Sean Ripple, curatorial assistant.
IMAGES LEFT TO RIGHT:
Barry Stone, Stairway to Wonderworld, 2012, Archival Inkjet Print, Courtesy of the artist and Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery.
Young-Min Kang, Headscanning, 2004, Digital prints on metal apparatus, Collection of The Contemporary Austin, Purchase through funds provided by the 2005 Director’s Circle.