Thursday, October 24 – Friday, December 13, 2013
Parodic Machines features the robotics works of five robotics artists: Nick Bontrager, David Bowen, Matt Kenyon, Hye Yeon Nam, and Fernando Orellana. Curated by Paula Gaetano Adi, Parodic Machines supports Davidson College’s interdisciplinary liberal arts curricula through the exploration of art based in technology, engineering, and mathematics. Though each work relies on robotics, the makers are artists and the objects function as art. All of the artists in the group exhibition are making their mark in the field of robotics. Each artist will speak about his/her work during a curator-led panel discussion on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. in Semans Lecture Hall in the Belk Visual Arts Center. The artists will also be present for an opening reception on Thursday, October 24 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend the panel discussion, reception, or exhibit, which will be on display in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center through December 13. Panel discussion supported by the Davidson College Public Lectures Committee and the Mathematics. Exhibition programming was made possible, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council. Opening reception sponsored by Davidson College Friends of the Arts.
Panel Discussion: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6:00 p.m. Semans Auditorium, Visual Arts Center #117.
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Van Every Gallery.
Common Hour Coffee: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 11am–noon. Van Every / Smith Galleries.