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Elona Van Gent: Out of Hand at MAD

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Elona Van Gent is part of a large exhibition at the Mad Museum of Arts and Design in NYC titled Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital.

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital explores the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today’s postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible — an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression that extends from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty. Out of Hand is the first major museum exhibition to examine this interdisciplinary trend. The show is open from October 16, 2013 thru July 62014.

Elona Van Gent has been a Stamps faculty member since 2004 and is currently serving as the school’s Associate Dean of Academic Programs. She is recognized for her innovative use of three-dimensional digital technologies to explore hypothetical and monstrous life forms. Borrowing computer techniques typically used in design or to create special effects in film and video, builds improbable creatures as rapid prototyped sculptures, digital prints, and 3D animations.