Thursday, April 12, 2007

‘Personal Computer’ at Second Gallery

If you’re looking for an appetizer for the 2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival, check out the exhibit “Personal Computer” at Second Gallery in South Boston. The festival officially runs from April 20 to May 6, but a number of festival-related visual art exhibits are already up and “Personal Computer,” which closes this weekend, is one of the best. (Here’s my review.) The show involves taking familiar Web landmarks and turning them into abstract art.

It’s worth seeing the installation, but, of course, you can find all the work on the Internets. Here are links to New Yorker John Michael Boling's "Ebay Asteroids" (pictured at top) and "Lord of the Flies." Mark Callahan of Georgia makes "Internet Soul Portraits." New Yorker Charles Brokoski presents "The MySpace Biennale" (one page pictured at bottom) – click on "friends" to see each work.

“Personal Computer,” Second Gallery, 516 East 2nd St., Boston, March 17 to April 15, 2007.


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