Our relationship with technology is primal, it is how we access and navigate the world, extend ourselves beyond the limitations of our bodies, create meaning, and share ideas. Physical material transformation embedded in the human record reveals our intimacy and inseparability with technology as a pre-condition for creating our “World”.
The synthesis that I create between digital images and clay suspends the viewer between what appear to be incompatible technologies as electronic imagery fuses into form in space. I use the physical materiality of clay and the ephemeral aspects of digital media to tap into our biological virtual selves, our internal framing our inner sense of where we are in our bodies in the world.
Brian Boldon is based in Minneapolis, exhibits his sculpture nationally and internationally and collaborates with artist Amy Baur creating Public Art. Boldon uses new digital printing technologies for ceramics and glass, integrating digital media with traditional ceramic and glass studio art practices. Boldon coordinated the Ceramics and Graduate Programs at Michigan State University from 1995-2008, headed the Ceramics Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage 1990-1995 and taught at Hamilton College in Clinton NY 1989-90. Boldon received a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin, in 1982 and a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in1988.