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Transfer Gallery



January 7th - February 2nd, 2019

Tuesday - Saturday 12 PM - 7 PM

Thursday 12PM - 9PM

323 Canal Street, New York City

TRANSFER is pleased to present ‘En Plein Air’ a solo exhibition by Rick Silva in partnership with Wallplay #ONCANAL, a corridor for new ideas.

EN PLEIN AIR’ is an online work from Rick Silva that was active from 2012-2013. The images in this series were created at the locations they depict — an encounter between the tools of digital communication and the unbuilt environment. ‘EN PLEIN AIR’ was originally presented 5 years ago at TRANSFER Gallery in Brooklyn.

The exhibition consists of large poster prints (24” x 36”) stacked on pedestals available for viewers to roll and take away for free – similarly the GIFs and simulations in the natively web-based artwork can be loaded, reloaded, copied, and saved. The partnership with #ONCANAL operated by Wallplay gives easy access to this meditative, conceptual internet-based artwork.

Rick Silva was born in 1977 in Brazil and lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he is an Associate Professor of Art & Technology at the University of Oregon. He received an MFA from The University of Colorado in 2007, and has since shown extensively nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions at Transfer Gallery in New York, Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver, New Shelter Plan in Copenhagen, and Interstitial Gallery in Seattle. Silva’s projects and collaborations have been featured in festivals such as Sonar in Barcelona, Transmediale in Berlin, and Resonate in Belgrade. His works and installations have been acquired by multiple permanent collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Borusan Contemporary Collection, and the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. WIRED magazine called Silva’s videos "glitchy, curious things; some mesmerizing, some arresting.”

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