Jeroen Nelemans is interested in how images are constructed, specifically how the digital image changes our understanding of sight and seeing. The interstice between the physical and the virtual has created a new visual language that has infiltrated our daily lives. In Higher Definition, Nelemans features virtual iconography manifested in sculptural form. This intervention, where Google street-view icons will be recreated and affixed to rectilinear shaped Plexiglas that refers to the computer screen, points to how digital information alters our perception of actual spaces and places.
Jeroen Nelemans (1974) received a Full Merit Scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and finished his MFA in 2007. His shows include the Mission Gallery in Chicago, the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, the DelaCruz Collection Contemporary Space in Miami, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids. His works have also been screened at the Banff Center in Canada, the Werkleitz Centre for Media Art, Halle in Germany, Magmart International Video Art Festival, Napoli, the Kortfilm festival in Copenhagen and the 25th Festival Les Instant Video in France.
Exhibition: April 27 – May 22, 2013
Opening: Saturday, April 27, 4-8pm