Naga: Exhibition of New Media by Aaron M. Higgins
Friday, September 02, 2011
These events are free and open to the public.
Aaron M Higgins, visiting assistant professor at the University of Tulsa, exhibits “Naga” in the Alexandre Hogue Gallery from Thursday, September 29th to Thursday, November 3rd. Higgins uses a combination of video and digital processes to create video animations that explore abstraction in the context of new media. Investigating systems and structures as part of the creative process; he creates code and mathematical expressions that serve as collaborators in creating the art. The element of control, both as a process and format becomes an intrinsic component to his work, as he surrenders certain power over the final piece to the systems created by their code. Though he embraces digital technology, the works selected for Naga also display evidence of his more traditional background in painting.
Higgins lectures about his art on September 29th, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, in Phillips Hall’s Jerri Jones Lecture Hall, after which there will be a reception in the Hogue Gallery until 7:00 pm.
His works have traveled nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Louisville, KY, Savannah, GA, Taipei, Taiwan; and film and media festivals in Sweden, and The Netherlands.