3D Notion is the first New York-based show that confidently focuses on
3D printed art. The three-dimensional print reconsiders not only how
objects are designed and executed, but allows numerous new techniques
to explore the notion of product. The show considers ways in which
artists may insinuate product within the broader uses of perpetually
expanding technologies, ranging from do-it-yourself fabrication, to
exacting reproduction and one-of-a kind innovation. Examining new
modalities of production and technique allows the artist to
appropriate and go beyond pre-existing technological expression while
exploring the boundaries of a new territory.
Some of the work included in the show can be found online at sites
like Thingiverse.com, while some of the work can be seen in gallery
shows both in the United States, and abroad. Some work is downloadable
on-line, while other work can be generated using specific online apps.
The notion of 3D technology regurgitates a modern history filled with
promises of domestic utopias negotiated by technology. Just as the
vacuum cleaner or microwave once assured a release from domestic
drudgery, 3D printing promises to bring the means of production—a
virtual gallery of functioning three-dimensional objects, into our
private realms, our homes. 3D printing—and what this show represents
(while presented with confidence in these artists’ uses of 3D
printing) is yet, another promise of a utilitarian turning point.
Read more. And check out some work by artists represented by this show below, not necessarily the work they are presenting.
Ana Marva Fernandez
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