A New Media Symposium took place Aug. 29 & 30 at the University of the South, with exhibitions and events exploring the intersection of visual art, sound art and computer science. The exhibition features new media artists Stephen Vitiello, Althea Georgelas and Greg Pond. It is being held in conjunction with the opening of the fall 2008 exhibition season at the University Art Gallery.
Sewanee hosted media artists Stephen Vitiello and Althea Georgelas for the symposium, along with Greg Pond, whose multi-media installation Greg Pond: Userland[s] is on exhibit at the gallery. In conjunction with the symposium, Greg Pond will give a lecture on his work at the University Art Gallery on Friday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m.
Renowned sound artist Stephen Vitiello installed four multi-channel sound works in St. Luke’s Chapel near the University Art Gallery. Emerging new media artist Althea Georgelas shows multi-media collages in an exhibition entitled Paroxysm, at the Carlos Gallery in the Nabit Art Building.
Pond, who is assistant professor of art at the University of the South, has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the US and internationally. Vitiello and Georgelas both come to Sewanee from Virginia Commonwealth University, where Vitiello is Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinetic Imaging and Georgelas is a Master of Fine Arts Candidate.
All events are free, open to the public and accessible. The exhibitions will be on view from Aug. 29–Oct. 15, 2008. Contact the gallery for hours (931.598.1223). The University Art Gallery is located on Georgia Avenue, between Guerry Hall and Convocation Hall. The Nabit Art Building is located on Kennerly Road.