Chang Liu: Wild Growth

  • LMNL Gallery 1526 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

Wild Growth, a solo show by Chang Liu opening June 12th at LMNL Gallery, promises to be one of the most exciting art exhibits in Philadelphia this year. Liu’s practice is grounded equally in code, chance, interactivity, and painting, with an accessibility and poetic energy rarely seen in new media and digital art.

Wild Growth will include a combination of printed, video, and interactive works. The centerpiece of the exhibition will be a live installation of Liu’s Wild Growth, an application created by Liu to digitally “paint” scenes from a nearby webcam. Viewers will be able to see Wild Growth in action, and participate in the creation of its digital paintings. The counterpoint to Wild Growth will be Super Light, a large-scale audiovisual installation reminiscent of glitches, test patterns, and the kinds of flickering imagery that we only glimpse briefly as our electronic devices power on and off. Rounding out the exhibition will be a series of printed works, outputs from a program by Liu that creates computer-generated works inspired by Jackson Pollock. Wild Growth explores the space in between spaces: In between the natural and the digital worlds, on and off, complete logical control and apparent chaos… It’s a mystical space on the edge of discovery.

Wild Growth opens at LMNL Gallery on Friday, June 12th, from 5-9pm. The exhibition will remain on view through June 27th by appointment (email rj@vandalog.com).

LMNL Gallery is located at 1526 Frankford Ave in Philadelphia, PA.

Photos by Kendall Whitehouse. See his full set of images on Flickr and follow him on Twitter.