Inspired by industry and innovation in Pittsburgh, the 26th International Sculpture Conference – Sculpture in Context: Tradition and Innovation will explore how contemporary sculpture can effect cultural reinvention. From October 15-18, 2016, the 26th International Sculpture Conference will bring together artists, arts administrators, curators, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts for exciting programming on contemporary sculpture.
The Complex Art of Making:
The Role of Technology in the Artist’s Studio
Moderator: Kari Britta Lorenson
Blair Cahill, McArthur Freeman II, DeWitt Godfrey, Sophie Kahn
This panel will discuss how digital fabrication technology is an integrated
process in the artists’ studio for production of art, project proposal
visualizations and as a tool for exploring new forms.
Whether it is for working through ideas quickly and efficiently for cost saving
experimentation before large production or creating stunning images or 3D
renderings of proposed artworks for new venues for the work such as public
art opportunities, technology has an ever increasing role in the studio.
Panelists will share perspectives and strategies that play integrated roles
in their ideas about art and professional practices.
Blair Martin Cahill
Panel: The Complex Art of Making: The Role of Today's Technology in the Artist's Studio
As a traditionally trained artist, Blair Martin Cahill is extremely interested in the new dynamic of art and uses an amazing array of modern tools in conjunction with long established techniques. By combining traditional methods of foundry casting and textile production with cutting edge technology, Cahill finds infinite opportunities for producing completely unique and truly contemporary fine art. Cahill's new work encapsulates the traditional with the modern and juxtaposes dissimilar materials, such as steel and silk. Cahill obtained her BFA from California Institute of the Arts and then attended the University of Arts London, Chelsea for her MA in Fine Art. This further established her individual style of combining elements of color and light. In addition to studying at the Art Center College of Design, she was awarded the Digital Fabrication Residency which facilitated exploration of the boundaries of sculpture, tradition and technology. Cahill has lectured at the Collage Artists of America and her work is held in private collections internationally.