Lelia Byron Artist Talk

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Colorful paintings of six people.

RIT's Bevier Gallery presents a solo exhibition of work by Lelia Byron, an Anna Ballarian Visiting Artist. "Lelia Byron: Anatomy of an Artist and their Artificial Self" consists of a series of handmade paintings made by Byron and an installation of images produced through the use of AI technologies made collaboratively with Nicolás García Trillos, professor in the statistics department at UW Madison.

An artist talk is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Bevier Gallery.

About the exhibition 

The exhibition seeks to explore the relationship between AI technologies and the creative process of an artist and, more broadly, examines a fundamental question: how does a creator respond when they see their own creation come to life and find themselves being shaped by their own creations? It is structured in three parts that evoke the architecture of Dante's Divine Comedy. Byron and García Trillos use this allusion to Dante and his work to convey a path that begins with isolation and confinement and rises up toward reunion and expression. The allusion also allows them to explore the inversion of roles that is latent in the relationship between human beings and AI: creations can become creators that can then acquire the ability to shape their creator, who in turn becomes a creation. All in all, the visitor to this exhibition is invited to embark on a creative journey emulating that of the artists', who, like Dante, have gone in search of personal and mysterious corners of the anatomy of their human condition.

Byron's "Quilt" sculpture currently sits on the north lawn of Booth and Gannett Halls.

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When and Where
March 21, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Room/Location: Bevier Gallery (second floor)

Open to the Public

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