About this Event
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The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery is delighted to present G-Code is My Love Language, which opens on Tuesday November 7, 2023 and will run through February 16, 2024. This exhibition features works by Michael Eden, Alvin Huang, Jolie Ngo and Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello of Emerging Objects, and focuses on how these artists and designers employ three-dimensional printing techniques and technologies to create work that is visually striking, innovative and pushes the boundaries of the field of additive manufacturing.
G-code, or geometric code, is a most widely used CNC Machining and 3D printing programming language. Used mainly in computer-aided manufacturing, G-Code controls automated machine tools as well as 3D-printer slicer applications. While the artists and designers featured in this exhibition share their use of G-Code with a wide range of practitioners, their unique, individual styles of art-making influence their approaches to utilizing this programming language and result in works that push the boundaries of 3D printing as an art medium.
In addition to existing works loaned by the artists in this exhibition, each artist was invited to produce a new original piece at the DeSimone Laboratory at Stanford University utilizing Carbon 3D technology. Based in Redwood City, California, Carbon3D is a developer of 3D printers, materials, and software. The Carbon3D process works by using Digital Light Projection and oxygen-permeable optics to cure polymer resins into parts. This technology uses ultraviolet-sensitive resin using lights instead of printing one layer of the filament at a time, which for the artists in this exhibition allowed for the creation of unique lattice structures and design. The works produced at the DeSimone Lab, illustrate not only the new capabilities of 3D printing, but a unique collaboration and interaction between scientists and engineers and artists and designers whose work pushes the boundaries of advanced additive technologies and creatively explores the possibilities of advanced polymer 3D fabrication methods.
Exhibition dates: November 7, 2023 - February 16, 2024
Tuesday 3 - 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10 am -1pm
and by appointment
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