LAUNCH F18 is delighted to present in its online viewing room, Parasitic Capacitance by New York based artist, Bobby Davidson. This unique presentation features a selection of recent works by the artist, highlighting Davidson's highly skilled multimedia studio practice. Parasitic Capacitance opens on June 17, 2021 and remains on view through August 19, 2021.
If you look at the back of an OLED screen, what's on the other side, our existence? As we find ourselves increasingly feeling more alone than ever before, could technology perhaps be an assault on our empathy on a global scale? Parasitic Capacitance is an exploration of the expansive tools that create the performative experience of our everyday screen-based lives where we can begin to consider technology as not in conflict with nature but possibly an extension of the human realm and how we define authentic connection in these times.
- Bobby Davidson
Using painting, sculpture, video and virtual reality, Davidson has established himself as a true interdisciplinary artist. Assembling works from both the physical and digital world, Davidson has sequentially created a lineage of works that navigate beyond a singular dimension, capturing an extension of both the physical and nonphysical world we live in today.
Through technology, Davidson has built a platform, which captures a macro-observation of life driven by digital media. Amongst the regular inundation of images, information, media and news, he plays with this duality of worlds by creating the architecture of connecting the physical with the non-physical or technological. Behind pieces such as 4K, 2018, a hyper-realist painting of a roll of US 100-dollar bills, Davidson directly bridges painting, the human hand, and the transfer of a fixed image to another medium. By doing so, this process parallels the augmentation of our current reality, unlocking the ability to live within a multidimensional world.
In this world, digital renderings become physical paintings and natural elements such as stones become a reminder that inanimate objects also carry frequencies and vibrational tones as do we. Bobby Davidson presents us with a variety of realities with his collection of constructed experiences; both applied and digital, often mixing the two, therefore, offering the viewer their own experience while weaving in subtle nods to artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Fredric Church and the Hudson River Landscape.
Bobby Davidson is a New York City based artist and cinematographer. His practice often dissects the practicality of anyone giving exploration. Through the use of photography, video, sculpture and installation, Davidson seeks out a greater meaning of perception, identity and consumption. His work has been exhibited with Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York, NY; MOMA PS1,New York, NY; The SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, Red Bull Arts, New York, NY; The Alabama Contemporary Art Center,Mobile, AL; Tsinghua University, Beijing, CHN; The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY; Parsons Design Center, Shanghai,CHN and the Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; his work is part of the permanent collection at the SCAD Museum of Art, Yale University and the New School. Davidson lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Presented in conjunction with Parasitic Capacitance is a physical and digital zine by Davidson, Ultra HD Premium Features. Visit the LAUNCH F18 Shop to view this limited edition artist book, and learn more about it's digital and online experience.
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