Exhibit: "Artificial Intelligence"

Thursday, 10/3/2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 10/31/2019 at 5 p.m.

Pence Hall, Pinckney Gallery

Artwork examines technology, societal isolation

The Pence Pinckney Gallery at Central Oregon Community College is exhibiting a collection of mixed-media works by Bend-based artist Kiel Fletcher, titled “Artificial Intelligence,” from October 3-31, with an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3.

Fletcher, a Bend-based interactive media artist and applied visual arts instructor at OSU-Cascades, described the show as a look at society’s dependency on new technologies and an accompanying societal isolation. “We seek simple solutions to complex issues through our use of new media,” he said. “Through interactive displays and short video works, ‘Artificial Intelligence’ attempts to complicate the simple solutions in our everyday lives.”

Fletcher’s work has shown at the Tate Britain museum, the Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, and is included in the Yale University library collection. The artist is a founding member of the interdisciplinary artist collective, Danger Punch. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and a bachelor’s degree in sculpture and digital media from the University of Colorado.

For more information on this exhibit, contact Bill Hoppe at whoppe@cocc.edu or 541-383-7514. In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

Kiel Fletcher exhibit