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Top photo: "Actionhero," multimedia piece by Justin Boyd
Bottom photo: "Eat!" hybrid video installation by Gary Wise

UTSA Satellite Space presents 'Media Lab' exhibit

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(July 30, 2008)--The UTSA Department of Art and Art History and the UTSA Satellite Space will present the exhibit, "Media Lab: Communication and Art in the 21st Century," from July 31 to Aug. 24 at the UTSA Satellite Space. Free and open to the public, the exhibit features works by UTSA new media students Justin Boyd, Joseph Duarte, Taro Hanrahan, Kristin Larsen, Michael Stoltz and G.H. Wise.

An opening reception is 6-9 p.m., Thursday, July 31. The exhibit will be part of First Friday, Southtown's monthly gallery open house, on Friday, Aug. 1.

In "Media Lab," the six artists investigate the role of communication and the bombardment of information we receive with frequent sensory input from YouTube, reality television, social computing, Google and cell phones. According to Gary Wise, exhibit curator and M.F.A. student, the artists examine, contort and refocus these nascent aspects of our society through the use of video, audio and computer-based artwork.

For more information or a private showing, contact Connie Swann, UTSA Satellite Space coordinator, Department of Art and Art History, at (210) 458-4391. Call the UTSA Satellite Space at (210) 212-7146.

Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m., Friday-Sunday, or by appointment. The UTSA Satellite Space is in Blue Star Arts Complex Suite 115 at South Alamo and Probandt streets, south of downtown San Antonio.

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