Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery will present the “Intersections/Resonance/Reflection/Remembrance” art exhibit.
“Intersections,” new works by Professor Aaron Bielish, combine elements of traditional music performance, experimental hyper-instruments (instruments augmented by technology), and interactive digital multimedia. The exhibit will be on view March 1- April 9. Visitors watched the artist assemble his work Monday, Feb. 20.
A reception and artist talk will be held on Thursday, March 2, at noon.
“This is the gallery’s first science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) event in 2017. It will feature technology, visual art, and a live musical performance,” said Kris Larson, gallery director. “The art gallery is a perfect meeting place for cross-discipline projects, a nexus for dialog between science and the arts.”
At the center of the show is a 1932 Krenich and Bach baby grand piano that was damaged beyond repair in a move from New York to Houston.
“The underlying cause of the damage made repairs impractical,” Bielish said. “However, by adding multiple computers and sensors – in other words, by extending its life with a range of palliative technologies – the instrument will continue as a creative hyper-instrument.”
Co-creator of The X-Wave and Experimental Festival, Bielish works in a diverse range of media, including photography, drawing, digital and computer media, ceramics and sound. He currently serves as adjunct instructor of art appreciation and digital art at LSC-Kingwood. He holds a Master of Music degree from Rice University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston.
During the Bayou City Book Fair, there will be a special viewing for “Intersections” on Saturday, April 11 at 11:15 a.m. The gallery will be open and will host a lecture by Chris Becker, author of “Freedom of Expression-Women in Jazz,” followed by a panel discussion with Bielish, Aiesha Patillo, and Pamela York.