Feedback Loop: Emily Ginsburg's new solo exhibition

August 01, 2019

After a summer as artist in residence at PCC's North View Gallery, Emily Ginsburg, artist and Chair of Media Arts at PNCA, opens Feedback Loop, her new exhibition, this Saturday, August 3, with a reception from 2-4pm. The opening reception will feature a performance by MFA in Visual Studies alumnus and former faculty member, Michael Reinsch at 3 PM. The exhibition runs from August 3 to September 20, 2019

According to the gallery, Feedback Loop explores how to make visible and material the affective impact of our communicative transmissions. The work aims to expose the visual and emotive confluence between synaptic and media derived patterns as abstract records of consciousness. Cell phones, newspapers, television, social media, and streamed content allow us to author, participate, and witness these phenomena. These cumulative signals and noises are intertwined with direct physical interaction between bodies and sites in our everyday lives. Through the processes of painting, installation, digital fabrication and performance, Ginsburg engages the call and response interaction between materiality, transmission, and the reverberations that linger on.

Emily Ginsburg received her BA in Art History from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1986 and an MFA in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1991. Her conceptually driven work maps physical, written and spoken behavioral patterns in the context of the everyday through diverse media. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally as well as commissioned for public art projects at Seattle City Light, Seattle Washington, Portland State University and Cyan/PDX in Portland, Oregon. The artist Professor and Chair of Media Arts at Pacific Northwest College of Art where she teaches in the Intermedia and MFA in Visual Studies programs respectively.