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Opening Receptions: Eric Anderson & Carley McHenry

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Rochester Art Center

40 Civic Center Drive Southeast

Rochester, MN 55904

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Two Openings, One Night!

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Join us as we celebrate the opening of two new ROOTED exhibitions! This event is free and open to the public.

Eric Anderson: Fantasy For Eleven Fingers | On view October 5, 2019 - February 8, 2020

Fantasy for Eleven Fingers juxtaposes traditional art making practices with emerging technologies. Reflected in a series of oil paintings and mixed media, Eric Anderson employed image-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) models, surveillance software, visual encryption and 3D printing in search of prompts for new handmade works. Advances in technology, especially in the field of AI, promise inhuman, if not impossible, perfection. Fantasy for Eleven Fingers asks viewers to pause when they are confronted with terms like perfect and imperfect, accurate and flawed. How can a painter translate algorithm-based outputs into something that reaches beyond the preconceived limitations of new technologies as well as the artist’s understanding of their own capacities to create? What inefficiencies, accidents, failures, and physical limitations contribute to creating work that is personal? Fantasy for Eleven Fingers considers our uniquely human imperfections as a potential source of freedom.

Carley McHenry: Collecting Roots | On view October 6 - November 16, 2019

Collecting Roots is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and natural objects where the artist invites the viewer to take a peak into their collection of nearly 10 years worth of ferreting away objects of inspiration. The inspiration for the works in Collecting Roots comes from growing up and living in rural southeast Minnesota on a horse ranch turned county park. The artist illustrates the connection between man and nature and man and their inner self.

Find More at rochesterartcenter.org

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Thank you to event partner Fiddlehead Coffee Co

Image by Eric Anderson

Image by Carley McHenry

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