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free event – art exhibit January 21, 2010

Filed under: Free Event — Alexandria @ 3:50 pm

Surveillance

Date/Time:Every week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Sat., January 9 until Sat., February 13, 11:00am-5:00pm

Price: Free

He Sees You

By Patrick Michels

He Sees You

Image courtesy of TXDOT
William Betts’ “I-10 and Los Mochis, El Paso, TX”
Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Do you want to? Because Surveillance, the exhibition opening this week by painter William Betts, is going to make it hard to go anywhere near a shopping mall, bank, truck stop or hotel room (really) without wondering what you look like on camera at that very instant. For years, Betts has been collecting surveillance video footage, picking out the frames that interested him most, and recreating the images with an elaborate digital system to apply droplets of paint individually. They’re still paintings, but they take on the pixelated, automated look of the original video–right down to the time code in the corner. It’s a lot like breaking into that unmarked security booth down the hall, but with better lighting. Surveillance hangs until February 13 at Holly Johnson Gallery, 1411 Dragon St., open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit hollyjohnsongallery.com for more info.
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Surveillance

Date/Time:Every week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Sat., January 9 until Sat., February 13, 11:00am-5:00pm

Price: Free

   

He Sees You

By Patrick Michels

He Sees You

Image courtesy of TXDOT
William Betts’ “I-10 and Los Mochis, El Paso, TX”
Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Do you want to? Because Surveillance, the exhibition opening this week by painter William Betts, is going to make it hard to go anywhere near a shopping mall, bank, truck stop or hotel room (really) without wondering what you look like on camera at that very instant. For years, Betts has been collecting surveillance video footage, picking out the frames that interested him most, and recreating the images with an elaborate digital system to apply droplets of paint individually. They’re still paintings, but they take on the pixelated, automated look of the original video–right down to the time code in the corner. It’s a lot like breaking into that unmarked security booth down the hall, but with better lighting. Surveillance hangs until February 13 at Holly Johnson Gallery, 1411 Dragon St., open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit hollyjohnsongallery.com for more info.

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