Exhibitions

Internal Visions

Online Exhibition | 6 May - 28 August, 2021

Internal Visions is the third solo exhibition of Generative artwork by Daniel Kersh, whose work with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the heart of the new medium’s evolution. What started out as a reflection on the contrast between an individual’s inner and outer worlds soon evolved into a comment on the decentralization of humanity as the primary form of life. By using images of skyscrapers and paintings of radiant light, Kersh creates cells teeming with life, each work at once a seed while also containing the entire cosmos. As you peer past the membrane of fragile glass-like quality you can see the nucleus of light pouring through kinetic pathways and soaking into nearby structures. We see generations of transformations, civilizations rising and falling in a matter of seconds, and we are faced with both the fragility and eternality of life.

At the foundation of all of Kersh’s work is an invitation to a meditative space and an opportunity for deep looking and conscious insight. Internal Visions is fundamentally an opportunity to decentralize the human experience as the only perspective from which to view life, and brings to light the construction of our own internal representations of the world. It is undoubtedly ethereal, humbling, and offers an access point to connecting with the grandness of the universe.

Shelly Hawkins
Curator

Liminal Space

Online Exhibition | 4 February - 25 April, 2021

Liminal Space is an exhibition of Generative Abstract Artwork presented as a series of video installations and prints. It is also a place, a threshold, a borderland where you can leave behind the mechanisms that control your everyday life to access a deeper awareness of your relationship with the natural world. The paradox is that this access point to nature is in part generated by Artificial Intelligence. You can see this contradiction reflected in the way hyper-real and abstract images work in tandem, each piece living on the verge of transforming into recognizable landscapes and sculptural forms. The frames are meant to function like oculi, honing your vision, allowing your brain to imagine three-dimensionality and sense the periphery just out of view. You can feel the expansiveness of landscapes stretching below you from a bird‘s-eye perspective and wide in front of you, your body earth-bound and grounded. Perhaps A.I. is less of a divergence from our natural selves than we may have otherwise expected.

Ultimately Liminal Space is a place for transformation and speaks to our understanding of the evolution of all living things. Organisms do not evolve until faced with enough discomfort or conflict, when they are otherwise given little or no choice. In our humanness we are perpetually faced with suffering and conflict. The space created here is an interruption to our habitual lives, to the pain and suffering of the world, and makes room for the evolution of consciousness.

Shelly Hawkins
Curator