The British artist and founder of Islington Mill Art Academy, Maurice Carlin, works in a hyper-stylized region of digital art, by manipulating scanned images in the process of the scanning to antagonize the result. From October 20 to October 25, he’ll be displaying a select number of pieces from his 3 month long performance work, Performance Publishing: Regent Trading Estate, as part of a group show at Jack Chiles Gallery in New York City. It’s part of a group show titled “Self-Interruption.” Further, a publication surrounding the exhibition will be launched the day of the event’s premier, with essays by Karen Archey, Helen Kaplinksy, Huw Lemmy, Joanne McNeil, and Danielle Rago, who have all been following the progress and development of the work by webcam. “The publication references the 1950's 'Art News' series, Paints a Picture,” the project is described, “where repeat visits to the studio of an artist (Albers, De Kooning, Mitchell, Pollock, etc) resulted in a published text describing the development of a single artwork.”

Carlin will also be presenting a discussion on October 24, addressing “surplus knowledge, how knowing too much and notions of criticality in art education can lead to a stasis.” The discussion will be online at Are.na throughout October, and live at the Public School NYC from 7-9 p.m.

Check out some shots of Carlin and his work above. 

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