Victori + Mo gallery in New York is currently showing House Work, a solo exhibition and installation of new works by Jonathan Chapline. On view until October 22th, the show includes a series of paintings and sculptures, a result of his ongoing investigation of digital aesthetics.
Trained as a painter, Chapline uses traditional technique along with rendering software, balancing between the analogue and digital modes of production. Particularly interested in exploring how technological developments impact the ways we mediate, his works carry aesthetics of early computer generated imagery and computer-appropriated images. Recreated in forms of traditional paintings or sculptures, the installed pieces evoke the warm feeling of home filtered through sterile eye of an outdated digital machine. Using the vibrancy of solid bright colors along with smooth gradients and sharp borders & edges, his imagery melds from his canvases into the gallery space, giving the audience a chance to navigate this alternate analog reality.