Visual Arts Program

Friday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Carl Lee & Rebecca Aloisio

Exhibition Openings and Artists' Talks

Artists's talks begin at 8:00 pm in Hallwalls' Cinema
Exhibitions on view through March 1, 2019

Carl Lee is a media-based artist whose practice includes varied approaches to moving image media—single channel abstract video and documentary, multi-channel formal experiments, immersive installations—but involve an abiding interest in the everyday. Close observation, he believes, may make these moments begin to speak. There's magic in the mundane and he aspires to reveal some of it in moving pictures. His latest project involves countering images of the mundane with interactive constructions that explore the insecurities of our interior worlds. Part of Lee's pending project at Hallwalls will include the construction of a viewing device—something akin to an elongated corridor—to present and activate his selected images, drawing the viewer into a physical viewing relationship with the objects and symbols that explore tangents of personal, familial, and cultural identity.
The work of Rochester artist Rebecca Aloisio involved the manipulation of forms through digital appropriation, replication, and pastiche. The images hover between flatness and depth, incorporating a variety of media ranging from drawing, collage, painting and printing. Representational or objective information is remade and repurposed in an effort to make an original 'thing,' something seemingly tangible and beyond abstract. The pieces are not only abstractions, but are a challenge to the viewer to think critically and question the authenticity of the images before them.