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F11 Artist Talks: Adam Blitz, Donald Hargrove and Annie Lee

Jun 25 | Fri |
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Register on Eventbrite to join us for a series of Zoom talks featuring artists included in the current online exhibition "F11: Digital Paintings for Full Screen." In this session, artists Adam Blitz, Donald Hargrove and Annie Lee will discuss their artistic practice and digital projects.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS Adam Blitz (b. Miami, Florida, 1966; lives and works in London, England) A dual US-UK citizen based in London, Adam Blitz is a digital artist, Near Eastern Studies scholar, accredited journalist and Fulbright recipient. He studied at University of Edinburgh, University College London, The University of Michigan, Humboldt University, Berlin (Theology/Jewish Studies/Modern German Thought) and University of the Arts, London. His accomplishments include Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, London; The Ronin Institute, New Jersey, and is a committee member and trustee of The Association for the Study and Preservation of Roman Mosaics (ASPROM) and ICOMOS – ICORP (International Council on Monuments and Sites - International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness). His research focuses on cultural heritage, digital art and archaeology with particular reference to Syria.

Donald Hargrove (b. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 1961; lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland) Donald Hargrove studied at the Bulawayo School of Art before relocating to Scotland where he earned a BA from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in 1983. He established a studio in London and exhibited broadly as a painter and and sculptor, as well as organizing exhibitions and working with theatre design. In 1996 he earned his post-graduate certificate in secondary education and resettled in Glasgow to work as a teacher of art and design. After a major health crisis in 2017 that resulted in the loss of his right arm, he has found digital art to be a more accessible medium due to lack of handling materials, and especially during lockdown due to Covid-19.

Annie Lee (b. London, England,1999; lives and works in London) Annie Lee completed a foundation diploma at University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins and is currently pursuing a BA at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Lee’s work has been exhibited at Barbican Center and Clarendon Fine Art Mayfair, both in London; Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, among others. Her practice centers around personal feelings and universal experiences, often within unnoticed moments of everyday life.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION The first virtual exhibition presented by the Derfner, “F11” refers to the function key that opens full screen viewing in internet browsers. In the Covid-era when art spaces were closed or at limited capacity, online exhibitions became ubiquitous but often showcased works that exist as objects in the real world. “F11” inverts this practice: It features digital paintings best viewed on-screen. The 10 artists in this exhibition live and work in different places in the United States and internationally, including Adam Blitz, Elaine Chao, Luise Eru, Donald Hargrove, Samhita Kamisetty, Annie Lee, Carlos Torres Machado, Collin Pollard, Polina Protsenko and Stefanie Wolfson. On view thru August 8, 2021.

Image, from left to right: Adam Blitz, Bema Mosaic, detail 2018, digital drawing with hand-coloring manipulated in Photoshop; Donald Hargrove, Cape Flowers, detail, 2020, digital painting in SketchBook; Annie Lee, Smudges and Dust (no. 2), detail, 2020, digital painting in Procreate.

Venue: Derfner Judaica Museum

5901 Palisade Ave Map