ALAN KINNARD

ART AND DESIGN

THE DISTORTION SERIES . . . We live in a time of rapid change. Computing power increases while efficiency improves. Inventive technology has become magical. The Internet and smart phones have changed everything at a dizzying pace. It’s more, better, faster all the time. Media is streamed to us at an ever increasing rate. Until it doesn't. There is a technical glitch at the transmission source. The broadcast signal becomes digitized. The stream buffers, exposing a single frame. This is annoying, bothersome, agitating. But with the apparent stoppage of time, you notice things. An artifact appears. Individual pixels are revealed. The colors are saturated. Objects repeat in unusual patterns. Images are distorted. Resolution is not as clear. It’s as if you are looking through a portal into another dimension. But only for an instant. The stream is flowing again, on and on, ever faster. Until the next glitch.

9:58:36

This distortion occurred at 9:58:36 PM on July 29, 2016. The artwork was completed on March 31, 2017. Final art on canvas, one only, TBA. Numbered edition of 50 on paper, TBA.

6:46:02

The main elements in this distortion occurred at 6:46:02 PM on July 2, 2016 and 8:57:44 PM on March 3, 2016. The artwork was completed on February 6, 2017. Final art on canvas, one only, printed September 24, 2018. Numbered edition of 50 on paper, TBA.