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Art August, 15 2011

“Keepin’ It Real” at Hungryman Gallery

Hungrman Gallery presents the group show “Keepin’ It Real,” which addresses the challenges a new generation of artists have when it comes to the internet, intellectual property, and how the web has transformed the way art is made, put out and seen. The exhibit features works from Petra Cortright, Thomson Dryjanski, Derek Frech and Bob Myaing, Aaron Graham, and Mac Katter. The artists’ works embody these dual and increasingly intersecting identities, with many of the pieces existing both as physical pieces, but also existing in some way in the digital realm, which may at first seem less tangible compared to art’s history, but has actually become more accessible, if not viral, in the last few years.

“The internet is used as a tool to appropriate material for use in painting and photography — not to recycle, but to reference. However, using the web as source material complicates ownership. Does intellectual property still exist in the way artists operate today?”

The exhibit runs through August 21.

Hungryman Gallery
2135 N Rockwell
Chicago, IL 60647

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