Matthew A. Coleman is an art, media and visual culture historian based in Portland, Oregon. He holds an MA in Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a resident curator for ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions). He has presented papers on the attraction to remote deserts in the land art movement, data as an object that affects global ecology and the intersections of art, media, Mormonism and technology on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats.

The Space Between 0 and 1: Printmaking and Digital Technology in Portland

Installation view of Sang-Mi Yoo, Anomalous Traces (2013–16) in “Variable States: Prints Now,” Upfor Gallery, 2016. From left to right: hand-cut pigment inkjet print, 36 x 44 x 72 inches; lasercut wool felt, 63 x 48 x 2 inches; pigment inkjet print, tiered, 96 x 44 x 78 inches. Photo: Mario Gallucci. Image courtesy Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR.

Upfor Gallery, a young new-media gallery in Portland, Oregon, recently organized a small exhibition, “Variable States: Prints Now,” investigating relationships between digital technologies and printmaking. Curator Heather Lee Birdsong selected eight artists from across the United States …Read More