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Andrew Reach’s Art Installation at the 2013 Cleveland Ingenuityfest – Sept. 20 – 22, 2013

My life partner Andrew Reach was selected to exhibit his art at this years Cleveland Ingenuityfest for his innovative digital art.

Ingenuity’s mission is to ignite the creative spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect.
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2013 Cleveland Ingenuityfest - Andrew Reach art Installation

Andrew says about the work above:

My architectural background comes into the work “Seven Model Citizens”.  Within a vocabulary of symbols suggestive of computer code, seven anthropomorphic architectonic constructions are lined up, at once symbolizing individuality and rigid conformity. The blocky formed monoliths conform to a grid where they must reside, yet, each is still unique. The antenna appendage on their heads represents the untethered power we now possess to be connected with smart phones and Wi-Fi.

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Model Citizen, 2013
Assembled 3d Prints

ingenuityfest_installation5(on right) Three Comma One, 2013

Andrew says about the work above:

The work “Three Comma One” represent my left brain and right brain, on a collision course with each other. Grids and symbols, numbers and letters alluding to architectural and engineering drawings (from my left brain) coexist with colorful geometric abstraction (from my right brain).

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(left to right): Reformabit 1 & Reformabit 2

Andrew says about the work above:

The word Reformabit is latin to transform or reshape. The works “Reformabit 1” and “Reformabit 2” are  studies of relationships of geometric parts all working in harmony to make a dynamic system and suggest a vocabulary of abstracted engineering drawings. These constructions are also about energy and movement. Again, these works represent a meeting of the two sides of my brain, a balancing act of engineering and creativity.

Article on Truthout.org about Digital Art and Culture: by Max Eternity featuring Andrew Reach & Christiane Paul, Curator of New Media at the Whitney Museum

Factory by Andrew Reach

When Andrew began doing his art out of his hospital bed, one of the ways that I inspired him to work through his severe pain was that I would say, “Someday you’re going to be in the Whitney Museum in New York.” I had put all his art on our walls in our home in Miami Shores, Fl. Little does one know what lies in their future.

This year has been filled, like many of us, with great difficulty. We were told that Andrew now has a complication to his first disease, Scheuermann’s Kyposis, which is called the Viking gene which is affecting Andrew’s left leg motor skills and muscles. With pain beyond his normal pain, which means he was beyond the pain; he was the pain. Two times this year his right leg was affected and he could not walk. With multiple shots and a tremendous amount of physical therapy, he has gotten himself back up. Living with such pain is a horrible place to be.

So Andrew and I continue with the life that we now have which is being happy for what we have and never looking back to what has been lost. The secret to life is to keep going and always to see the wonder. The magic is all around us.

We were thrilled when this article came out. Both of us laughed when we saw it. There was Christiane Paul, curator of New Digital Media from the Whitney Museum of American Art, speaking on a podcast mentioning Andrew Reach, as an example of digital art in the United States, in the same story. Life is filled with so many circles.

Peace
Bruce Baumwoll
Explore more of Andrew Reach’s art at http://www.andrewreach.com

Digital Art and Culture: A 21st-Century Paradigm Shift

Monday 26 September 2011
 by: Max Eternity, Truthout | News Analysis
At a time when extreme, economic austerity measures are being considered and/or enacted by a number of Western governments – Greece, Spain, Germany, the US, and elsewhere – one has to wonder why, in the UK, a collective of government agencies in England have just allocated $815,000,000 for digital art and culture. Read more…