Stephen Wilson was widely respected on campus and beyond for his innovative drive and intellectual curiosity, particularly as it pertained to art and technology. To pay homage to his work and legacy, the Fine Arts Gallery presents an exhibit that builds on Professor Wilson’s ideas and writings and includes diverse works by several well-known West Coast artists. This interactive exhibit includes motion-activated sculpture, walk through “environments,” poetry and performance events, panel discussions and more. Pamela Z and Kal Spelletich will perform at the opening.
Featuring art by four West Coast artists who work at the interface of art and technology, Smart Space was proposed by Wilson, based on artists featured in his books Art and Science Now (Thames and Hudson, 2010) and Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology (The MIT Press, 2003).
The SmARTspace exhibition was originally conceived by Steve Wilson and has been organized by Paula Levine, Mark Johnson and Sharon Bliss with the assistance of students from the Art Department. The exhibition celebrates the legacy of Steve Wilson’s work as a teacher, artist, writer and thinker while commemorating the one-year anniversary of his death.