Tom Burtonwood & Holly Holmes
“Dialogues on the New Plastic”
January 24 - February 22, 2014
2124 N. Damen Avenue
"Desktop 3D printing represents a remarkable new way of making and distributing objects. With the click of a mouse it is possible to create complex forms, email them around the globe and see them reproduced many times in many variants and materials. Artists Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes have been exploring and experimenting with this 'new' technique of making for just under two years. This is their first solo exhibition of works produced almost entirely in this medium."
"For the duration of the exhibition the artists will be operating 'Copy Shop' a novel take on the photocopying businesses that helped to pioneer the desktop publishing revolution of the late 90’s. Members of the public are invited to bring small objects to Firecat and have them 3D scanned, 3D printed and added to the exhibition. Participants in 'Copy Shop' will receive a limited edition 3D printed sculpture in recognition of their help in this project."
Quotation above from http://tomburtonwood.com/2013/12/dialogues-on-the-new-plastic/
|Above: Tom Burtonwood in the “Copy Shop," powered by MakerBot, at Firecat, on January 24, 2014.|
|Above: Mickey Pomfrey (CourtneyBlades) & Holly Holmes during the opening reception at Firecat, January 24, 2014.|
|Above: Tom Burtonwood with Holly Holmes during the opening reception at Firecat, January 24, 2014.|
|Above: Michael Kaysen (SideCar) & Andrew Rigsby during the opening reception, at Firecat, on January 24, 2014.|
Images (1-9) January 24, 2014, at the public reception;
Copyright Paul E. Germanos.