This week, Georgetown is celebrating the openings of two new exhibits on campus. On Wednesday evening, the Art History department is sponsoring a reception in the Spagnuolo Gallery to commemorate the opening of “Pixel Vision: the First Ten Years”, featuring work created by students in the past decade in the Napolitano Digital Art Studio. The lab, which opened on January 12th, 2000 and includes 14 computers equipped for the creation of digital art, was a gift of Mr. Thomas Napolitano ’69 and his wife Barbara. The reception will take place on Wednesday, January 19th from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. The exhibit includes digital prints, interactive media and digital video and will run through April 9th, 2011.
The exhibition of Paul Reed’s colorful geometric prints brightened the days (and late nights) of many of us who crammed for finals on 5th Floor Lauinger this past December. Thursday evening, The artist will be on hand to officially celebrate the exhibit at a reception and panel discussion. Professor Clifford T. Chieffo will moderate a panel including Joy Chambers, a DLS candidate in Liberal Studies; National Gallery of Art Senior Lecturer David Garrif; gallery owner Wim Roefs and printmaker Lou Stovall. Marvin Aguilar (COL ’11) worked on the exhibition as an assistant curator and told Vox that the show features Reed’s later work, “much of which has not been thoroughly analyzed by critics or historians”, and that Aguilar “found most interesting and thought provoking… Paul’s ‘search’for new techniques involving stained paintings and unprimed canvas”. The opening will take place in Lau’s Murray Room at 6:00 P.M.
Image: Paul Reed