Luminous Flux

Sep 24, 2014 - Mar 21, 2016
231 Delgado Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Artists Included:
Anne Morgan Spalter
Björn Schülke
Daniel Canogar
Federico Solmi
Howard Mehring
Jason Salavon
Jim Campbell
John F Simon Jr
Leo Villareal
Manfred Mohr
Paul Allen Reed
Peter Sarkisian
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Roman Verostko
Sarah Frost
Teo González
Exhibitions

Digital & Electronic Art

Luminous Flux, the inaugural exhibition at Art House in Santa Fe, NM, features innovative computer, digital, interactive, video and electroluminescent art from the Thoma Foundation collection, including stimulating works by Leo Villareal, Jim Campbell, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manfred Mohr, Anne Morgan Spalter, John F. Simon, Jr., Daniel Canogar, Sarah Frost, Teo González, Howard Mehring, Paul Reed, Jason Salavon, Peter Sarkisian, Björn Schülke, Federico Solmi and Roman Verostko.

Over the past 30 years, Carl and Marilynn Thoma have built a diverse collection dedicated to several major art movements, one being contemporary artists who embrace emerging technologies. The Thomas believe that electronic and digital art reflect the essence and progress of contemporary culture. Luminous Flux showcases significant artworks from computer and light art pioneers, as well as their optically radiant precursors in abstract painting from the 1960s. The evolution of algorithm-based visual art, from Op Art through today’s creative expressions of software, is a story not often told in art history. Notable in this exhibition are the artists who have mastered the craft of computer art, its circuitry, and coding, as an extension of the rule-based painting systems that dominated geometric art in the twentieth century.

Artworks chosen from the Foundation’s collection shed light on topics such as color perception, the abstraction of the human body via digital media, the computerization of drawing practices and the occasional anxiety induced by rapidly changing technology. In sum, the exhibition is intended to inspire viewers to think about life in the digital era.

Art House is an exhibition space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, dedicated to sharing works from the Thoma Foundation collection. Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

View the exhibition catalog!