34 Avenue A, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10009
Open by appointment September 7 - 14.
Ana Marva Fernandez
Jason Scott Rosen
YIjun Liao (Pixy)
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 productionâ€”a virtual gallery of functioning three-dimensional objects, into our private realms, our homes. 3D printingâ€”and what this show represents (while presented with confidence in these artistsâ€™ uses of 3D printing) is yet, another promise of a utilitarian turning point.