June 3 - June 10, 2017, Reception for the artist June 3, 8-10 pm
Dis-Location is all about the viewer’s experience moving through space. Since the artist has created two distinct gallery spaces, there is a specific emphasis on the relationship between virtual and physical spaces and how the viewer’s experience changes when exploring the two. The virtual gallery was designed, created, and coded by the artist as a way to customize the space and permanently maintain the show. This computer-generated gallery allows the viewer to move through the space in their mind, regardless of where they are physically present. The physical gallery space utilized in this show gives the viewer an opportunity to experience the show in a tangible way, not only with their mind, but also with their body as they literally move through the exhibition. The artist has chosen to project a looping fly-through video of the virtual space to represent this aspect of her project in the physical exhibition. The varying spaces are tied together through movement, which is also the dominant element present in the photographs displayed in both galleries.
Jessie Bowers is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in Arts in Technology with a minor in Visual Arts/Photography. Bowers was a 2015-2016 recipient of the Jonelle and Bryce Jordan Scholarship for students in the creative and performing arts and she exhibits regularly in the Dallas area. She currently resides in Richardson, Texas, but grew up in Austin where her creativity and love for art was fostered from a young age.