Data, Mine

Laurie Frick, Melting (detail), 2017, cut dyed wool felt on stretched linen, 72″x 60″

January 16 – February 19, 2019

Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick

Art Talk and Reception with the Artists  | Thursday, January 24,  6 – 8 p.m.

Data,Mine features the data-driven artwork of Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick. The exhibition title references the methodology and relationship each artist has with data. In the early 2000s, Elahi started an elaborate project in self-surveillance when he was mistakenly put on a terrorist watch list. His digital work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. Laurie Frick, an artist with a business background, anticipates the future of data and envisions a time when personal data is a unique glimpse into our hidden personalities. By analyzing her life patterns, such as sleep and daily tasks, Frick has created a body of personal data she then translates into vibrant works created from a variety of media, such as leather, wood, and watercolors. Frick is currently mining data from the dating website, Ok,Cupid to create visual patterns helping people to understand one another better.

Lexington Gallery Hop | Friday, Jan. 18, 5-8 p.m.
Closed Monday, January 21 for MLK Day
Art Talk with Laurie Frick and Hasan Elahi |Thursday, Jan. 24, 6-7 p.m.―You’re Being Followed: A Discussion about Data Prediction, Privacy, and Digital Tracking with artists Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick, moderated by Dr. Emily Goodman, Carrick Theater, followed by a reception in the Morlan Gallery
Evening Hours | Saturday, Feb. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.