In systems theory emergence is the process whereby entities, patterns and regularities arise through interactions amongst smaller or less complex structures to create something more that the sum of the parts in isolation. Emergence is therefore a process that creates a new modality that cannot be predicted, and is distinct from the system through which it emerges. The artists in this exhibition grapple in various ways with the concept of the unforeseen or uncanny occurrence by combining diverse materials, sources and algorithms to generate images, objects and videos where the whole is greater than the contributing elements.
Come to the Atlantic Wharf building in downtown Boston nearly any time (the building is open, and the gallery is on the ground floor) to see six of my works, including a new 4K version of Smoke Water Fire, carefully re-rendered over the last month. Other artists are Michael Benari, Jodi Colella, and Amy Giese; the show was curated by FPAC's Brian Bishop.
Opening reception TBA