QR/ART was a show recently held at the Portland Art Museum curated by Krystal South. Visitors to the museum could wander through and view artwork as usual, but if they held up a smartphone to various works within the gallery that had a QR code placed next to them, a remixed version of the museum piece would appear. If you weren’t in Portland the other night check the database of the show to view all the work before, and after. PE
What kinds of things are influencing your work right now? The autumn moon, Venus, software design, wikis, invisible things like radio, wireless and bluetooth signals.
How has your work developed within the past year? I am monochromaticizing.
What do you want a viewer to walk away with after seeing your work? A sense of “I could do that.”
How has living/working in Chicago affected your art practice? Chicago can feel very small. I have been reaching out to artists online to alleviate this isolated feeling.
What’s your favorite thing about the city? Chicago enjoys a highly diverse architectural ecosystem. The view from my window is great.
Any thoughts about Chicago’s art scene? Chicago desperately needs more galleries that are willing to forfeit their social/economic status for critical curatorial practices.
What is one the bigger challenges you and/or other artists are struggling with these days and how do you see it developing? I think the biggest challenging facing everyone in the world is connection. The more we connect and share the more we better ourselves. Sharing is caring.