I have two new sculptures in this show, both of which have components that were designed in the computer and printed with a MakerBot (a brand of 3D printer).
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.
Artists: Ana Marva Fernandez, Ben Schumacher, Carlos Reyes, Daniele Frazier, David Lobser, Dhemerae Ford, Erol Gunduz, Haley Melin, Heather Dewey Hagborg, Jason Scott Rosen, Josh Kline, Joshua DeMonte, Lilia Ziamou, Micha Ganske, Sara Awad, Shane Hope, Taylor Absher, Tom Burtonwood, YIjun Liao (Pixy)
Update: press for the show at The Creators Project