Art Bets: Gene Felice

Perhaps you’ve heard of rapid prototype technology — when objects are made in a machine programmed by a computer, rapidly. Interested in the “mutations” that can occur as the html code transfers from computer to machine, Gene Felice exhibits a sequence of misaligned and successful forms produced via rapid prototype technology. Sound too high-techy? Felice finishes off his forms with more low-grade materials — painting on surfaces using an airbrush, or gluing elements together. The end results appear organic in spite of their mechanized synthesis. Always adventurous with interdisciplinary approaches to art-making, Felice also brings in a sculpture that, when pedaled, powers a microphone and amplifier located on either end of the gallery. While there are many concepts behind the work, ultimately it’s all just pretty cool to look at and interact with. A Rapid Progression hangs until Oct. 4 at the Highsmith Union Gallery at UNCA. 251-6991.

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