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‘Real-Fake’ exhibit breaks 3D boundaries


Sheldon Brown’s “Scalable City” is one of the pieces included in “The Real-Fake.”

Radical new works of art employing 3D software will fill Sacramento State’s Library Gallery for “The Real-Fake,” a free exhibit running April 1 through May 28. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6.

Curated by Sacramento State Art Professor Rachel Clarke and the Chicago School of the Art Institute’s Professor Claudia Hart, “The Real-Fake” presents works by about 20 artists exploring artificial xyz space, the non-referenced synthetic image or object, and the specific qualities of the virtual camera that records it, says Hart. “The artists all self-consciously place 3D within an avant-garde lexicon.”

Just as earlier, video artists adapted TV technologies for artistic use, these artists have adopted 3D technology, applying the medium to the trajectory of art history, Clarke says.

Artists include Clarke, Hart, Alex McLeod, Alex Lee and Jose Carlos Casado. Formats range from still images and animation to interactive works and installations, creating works arising out of movements such as surrealism, constructivism and pop art.

“‘The Real-Fake’ proposes the potential of 3D computer art as the post-photography medium currently emerging from the new technologies and zeitgeist of the early 21st century,” Hart says.

Claudia Hart will present a free lecture, open to the public, about her work at 4:30pm Thursday, April 14 in Room 145 of Kadema Hall.

For more information, call (916) 278-4189. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.