Mind over Matter
|Organization||Evolve the Gallery||
|Address||3428 3rd Avenue, Sacramento, California, United States|
|Start||September 10, 2011|
|End||November 26, 2011|
|Closed||Sunday - Monday|
Whitaker, a pioneer of digital art, gives a stalwart voice to visual forms that incorporate technology and art. She has been creating digital works since the invention of the computer. "In 1981 there were no menus and there was no mouse …I loved the fact that no one could tell me what to do, since no one knew, and that there were virtually no rules to follow. The freedom was both exhilarating and terrifying. And I stayed up until all hours of the night because there was no sure way to get back to where you had been,” states Whitaker in an interview.
Beauty and pain, life and death all come into balance when you view Whitaker’s unique luminescent digital paintings on plexiglass. The vibrant jewel tones mixed with abstract geometric shapes and hints of imagery present a dramatic yet fluid mix of energy and dimension. The viewer’s experience is saturated with layers of wonderlust.