Joseph Farbrook: A Mirror in the Void – Reflections of Consciousness

September 7th – October 7th, 2023

Gallery Talk: Thursday, September 7th from 12:30 to 1:30 PM

Reception: Friday, September 8th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM

The Gallery at UTA is pleased to present Joseph Farbrook: A Mirror in the Void – Reflections of Consciousness, an investigation into sentience expressed through digitally designed and fabricated forms integrated with experimental screen and projection technologies. The exhibition includes video sculptures, virtual reality, interactive pieces with live streamed text, videos, and animations projected on mirrors and viewers’ faces, a 3d printed video sculpture with autostereoscopic screen, and an immersive 4-channel video projection room.

Joseph Farbrook states, “Art, a reflection of consciousness, is like a mirror held up to the experience of being human. This body of work is specifically about consciousness, and so it is a mirror held up to a reflection.”

About the Artist:

Joseph Farbrook is an American artist who received his MFA in Media Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and currently is an Associate Professor teaching New Media at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He invents customized media platforms that mix physical and virtual art making practices, and within his work he explores the evolution and consequences of cultural mythology and mediated perception.

Farbrook exhibits his work regularly in galleries, museums, and installations worldwide, including Meow Wolf, SIGGRAPH, International Symposium for Electronic Arts, CURRENTS, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Watermans Gallery (London), Cyberarts Gallery, and numerous solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, as well as other national and international sites.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 8 from 5:30 to 8 pm with brief remarks by the artist at 6:30 pm. In addition, a gallery talk/tour conducted by Joe Farbrook will take place on Thursday, September 7 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. The exhibition, reception, and talk are free and open to the public.