‘Things Obliterate And Take Form’ is a summation of two years of collaborative exchange between the two artists across multiple social media platforms using various glitch aesthetic techniques and digital processes. Their joint disposition for bold colours, maximalism, and the abstract brought them together to create expressionist digital pieces which have lived and existed in net spaces until now.
The act of displaying their work pays homage to the way the internet can bring two seeming strangers together from across the ocean. The printed, hung, and displayed work is a testament to the friendship and collaboration of the artists and the deep roots formed in the international Glitch Art community. Things Obliterate and Take Form is an exhibition of a body of collaborative works as well as a selection of Goodman and Usill’s solo work.
Sara Goodman is a teacher, new media artist, analog video explorer, and poet living in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in Poetry and received her MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. She spends her time collaborating with other artists and dancers in the Chicago/Detroit areas and is an active member of the Glitch Artists Collective, collaborating regularly with glitch aesthetic artists from all over the world. She dabbles in making album art for bands and live visuals for performances— putting on immersive events with other VJs. She teaches video art, film studies, and the literature of the Harlem Renaissance to High School students in Evanston, IL
James Usill is a British graphic designer and artist who creates abstract experiments in colour, form and composition. His work is centred on disruption and distortion in visual media, employing various processes and techniques, both physical and digital, to manipulate images and visual information. Much of his work revolves more around texture, mood and feeling than direct representation, often taking some base image, visual motif or theme as raw material and disrupting, distorting or otherwise abstracting it to develop a graphic style to take across different mediums and formats. James intends to shift perceptions through disruption of expected and everyday systems with an aim to create a new entirely contemporary language of abstract expressionism.
SUNDAY 9TH JULY – OPENING
4pm – Exhibition Opens
7pm – Albert E. Dean / Benjamin Sammon
(Improvised Performance with A/V)
Open until 17th July, 9am-5pm + selected lates