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Baruch College Hosts Artist Nicholas O'Brien in Free Public Lecture and Closing Reception on May 2



Video still from O' Brien's

Video still from As Much as We Sweep, Nicholas O’Brien, 2014.
Image courtesy of the artist.

 

NEW YORK, NY- April 27, 2016-The New Media Artspace at Baruch College presents a free public lecture by artist Nicholas O’Brien on Monday, May 2 at 6 p.m. in the Baruch Performing Arts Center at 55 Lexington Avenue. A reception will follow. This evening is organized in conjunction with the closing of O’Brien’s solo exhibition at the New Media Artspace, The Four Tools, curated by Katherine Behar, Assistant Professor of New Media Arts at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College. O’Brien will present and discuss artworks from throughout his career. See here to RSVP.

Nicholas O’Brien: The Four Tools is a new series of 3D animations addressing labor, technology, and personal history. Narrated in the artist’s own voice, the animations reflect and playfully speculate on moments when these tools have intersected with his life. His biographical reminiscences of personal encounters with each tool gradually evolve into musings on the nature of tools and their larger meanings. Nicholas O’Brien is a net-based artist, curator, and writer. His work has exhibited in Mexico City, Berlin, London, Dublin, Italy, Prague, as well as throughout the US. He has been the recipient of a Turbulence Commission funded by the NEA and has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, 319 Scholes, and Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology. He is an Assistant Professor in 3D Design and Game Development at Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Gallery Location: New Media Artspace at Baruch College, Library and Information Building, 151 E. 25th Street, New York, NY 10010

Gallery Hours: The New Media Artspace is open to the CUNY community during regular library hours. Members of the public may request access to the New Media Artspace at the security desk at the second floor entrance to the library. For this week's public hours, please check the gallery website: www.newmediartspace.info or dial a docent at 626-312-1664.

The New Media Artspace is a teaching exhibition space in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College, CUNY. Housed in the Newman Library, the New Media Artspace showcases curated experimental media and interdisciplinary artworks by international artists, students, alumni, and faculty.

 

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Suzanne Bronski, (646) 660-6093, suzanne.bronski@baruch.cuny.edu

Evelisse Luciano, (646) 660-6134, evelisse.luciano@baruch.cuny.edu

 

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