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  • 1px

    1px is a work in progress. It contains captures of one pixel from the centre of web based jpegs of works by the network of artists working in NYC in the 1980s to early 1990s. It occurred to me when reading an Artnet article, "The New York Art Canon" by Jerry Saltz, that the Basquiat, Schnable, Warhol scene of the 1980s was the last "great American" art scene, which just so happened to closely predate the introduction of the internet on a consumer level. This work attempts to draw a connections between the collapse of the 1980s NYC art scene, arguably the last hyper-local art scene phenomenon, and the rise of the de-localizing affects of the internet by examining the way we view/consume works of art using contemporary modalities.