Addition + subtraction = art

By Henry Basta and Megan Bradshaw on January 31, 2019

Eighteen artists sent their art in digital files to be fabricated by TU faculty and students

Towson University’s College of Fine Arts & Communication will host Form.Print, a groundbreaking digitally designed art exhibit at the Center for the Arts Gallery beginning Feb. 1.

Nationally and internationally based artists used additive and subtractive digital tools to create computer files of their work. The artwork spans a variety of disciplines; the common thread is the digital fabrication completed by assistant professor Joshua Demonte and the students in his interdisciplinary object design program.

Watch the video above to learn more about how the exhibit came together, from submission calls to final installation.

About the Exhibition

Feb. 1- April 20
Center for the Arts Gallery » Directions & Parking
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The college will offer programming alongside the exhibit:

Thursday, Jan. 31: Opening lecture and Reception

Artist Doug Bucci will give the exhibit's opening lecture. He utilizes digital processes to explore and display biological systems and the effect of disease on the body. Computer-aided technologies allow him to view and simulate not only data but patterns and cell forms, which can be transformed into meaningful, personal, wearable art. 

Thursday, Feb. 28: Lecture: Curator Joshua Demonte

TU professor Joshua Demonte will speak on his exhibition Form.Print, which invited artists to submit digital files of their work to be fabricated here by Towson University faculty and students. In his own work, utilizing various digital and industrial processes, Demonte creates objects that speak about the world and the structures around our bodies. Through the lens of adornment, these objects place the wearer within the space of these architectural objects. 

Thursday, March 14: Secret Cinema: The Machine

Jay Schwartz, founder of Secret Cinema, presents an entertaining evening of 16mm and 35mm film prints of vintage musical shorts, cult films, bizarre industrial and educational shorts, as well as rare theatrical shorts and cartoons in conjunction with the exhibition Form.Print on the theme of technology and “The Machine” in all its glory and terror.

Saturday, April 13: Family Arts Day

TU's Center for the Arts will host its annual free Family Arts day from noon–4 p.m. in the atrium. Drop-in for a day of  art making, dance workshops and interactive gallery tours all inspired by the current exhibitions in the Center for Arts galleries and Asian Arts and Culture Center. The day’s activities are designed and guided by Towson University students, faculty and staff.  This event is open to the public, and visitors of all ages are welcome.