Mas Ysa featuring Vishwam Velandy, Marin Gutierrez, and Lauren Devine are performing tomorrow, October 12th at 76 Grand Street in New York in conjunction with group exhibition, “Digital Expressionism” at The Suzanne Geiss Company in New York. Performances start at 6pm. Mas Ysa is the music of Thomas Arsenault and Vishwam Velandy lives and works in luxury in Los Angeles. Martín Gutierrez will be performing 90s classics live, calling on his pop star alter ego ‘Martine’. Gutierrez is interested in nostalgia, creating a space where one can feel comfortable going to a sentimental place of happy personal association. Also there will be a surprise appearance and live performance by pop star Lauren Devine to celebrate the release of her latest video and ringtone for her new single “Try Sexual”.
“Digital Expressionism” at The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York is a group exhibition of new works by Ben Wolf Noam, Greg Parma Smith, and Korakrit Arunanondchai, exploring the half-life of material art objects in an age dominated by digital forms. The exhibition is on view through October 19.
Digital tools can both mimic material phenomena and become art historical reference points. These three artists trace image manipulation devices like paint-brush, gradient, and alpha-mask to produce works that translate emerging vocabularies of digital image production back into analog painting and sculpture. Arunanondchai, Parma Smith, and Wolf Noam explore questions about the heroic artist and the universality of expression:
-Is the laptop hermit heir to the Modernist ingénue?
-Is the blackbox of technology today’s eccentric genius?
-Does algorithmic precision realize or relegate the promise of a common visual language?
For more information visit The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York.