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STREAM GALLERY PRESENTS ‘SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING’, A COLLECTION OF WORKS ON THE CONTINUUM BETWEEN “NATURE” AND “TECHNOLOGY”

How do artists use, abuse and work in parallel to techno-scientific processes to make meaning of emergent ecologies? 

New York, NY (December 29, 2014)—Stream Gallery presents Systematic Sampling, a group exhibition featuring Audra Wolowiec, Brenna Murphy, Chris Woebken & Sascha Pohflepp, Ellie Irons, Erin Sexton, Genevieve Hoffman, Jess Rowland & Margaret Schedel & Kevin Yager, Melissa F. Clarke & Sue Ngo, Nanu Al-Hamad & Miriam Simun, Natalie Jeremijenko & xDesign Team, Phillip Stearns, Richard Garet and Trish Mackenzie.

Opening | Thursday, January 8th, 7-9 PM 
Performances by Erin Sexton, Luke Dubois, and Ogg Myst (Alaina Stamatis and G Lucas Crane)

Closing | Thursday, January 22nd, 7-9:30 PM
Performances by Phillip Stearns, Richard Garet, Natalie Jeremijenko, Melissa F. Clarke

Stream Gallery | 1196 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Systematic Sampling examines how artists contend with emerging ecologies in a series of art works and performances situated on the continuum between “technology” and “nature,” often exploring this inextricable link. The diverse group of artists all share a proclivity for using research methods and information-parsing in their process towards meaning-making. 

Some artists make use of existing scientific and technological systems in their processes, some question these systems, while others work in parallel, devising entirely new forms of ‘sampling’ to produce knowledge. What are the systems that artists are putting in place as they explore emerging ecologies? And what is the “data” that comes forth?

Systematic Sampling explores these questions with a collection of inventive art works that uncover hidden systems and emerging signs of life. A wide range of mediums are represented including sound, light, painting, video, installation and sculpture. Curated by Melissa F. Clarke and Miriam Simun.

Live performances will take place at both the opening and closing events.

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