21 Jan — 31 May 2017 at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, United States


Surface features pieces by five Mana BSMT Residents who work primarily as GIF artists: Matthias Brown (Traceloops), Sam Cannon, Julian Glander, Thoka Maer, and Hayden Zezula (Zolloc). Until now, their artwork has been created for and seen on screens, and shared across social platforms; each has amassed thousands of followers, and collaborated with major brands and institutions. This exhibition is their first exploration into creating work that can only be experienced in a physical space: sculpture, installation, performance, and gaming. By eliminating screens and creating site-specific experiences, this exhibition illustrates a collective surfacing from the digital to the physical realm.

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Wall Street International
March 22, 2017

Surface, Exhibition view