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Mining Big Data

Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough

March 24, 2017, through April 30, 2017
Installation of Mining Big Data on view in Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Installation of Mining Big Data on view in Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Mining Big Data: Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough on view in Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Mining Big Data: Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough on view in Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Amy Balkin, The Atmosphere: A Guide (detail), 2013/16, lithograph. © Amy Balkin

Amy Balkin, The Atmosphere: A Guide (detail), 2013/16, lithograph. © Amy Balkin

Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Genesis, detail from Observation no. 3, from the 10 Carbon Conundrums series, 2016, pigment on paper. © Luis Delgado-Qualtrough

Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Genesis, detail from Observation no. 3, from the 10 Carbon Conundrums series, 2016, pigment on paper. © Luis Delgado-Qualtrough. Photo by Christopher Warren.

Location: Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center

Art encompasses all things, so it is not surprising that artists have embraced big data as both a tool and subject of their work. In very different ways, Amy Balkin and Luis Delgado-Qualtrough use data-driven research to grapple visually with such topics as climate change, the demands on global natural resources, carbon emissions, solar energy, and the effects of various human activities on a global scale. Amy Balkin’s poster titled The Atmosphere: A Guide explores the influence of history and politics on the Earth’s atmosphere. Luis Delgado-Qualtrough tackles the problem of carbon accumulation with 10 Carbon Conundrums, a word-and-image essay that recombines historical events, dates, and GPS coordinates.  This exhibition is paired with Ingo Günther: World Processor on view at Hood Downtown from March 24 through May 28. Both exhibitions reveal how artists use information to create new forms and ways of understanding global issues.

This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, and generously supported by the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Memorial Fund.
Curated by Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director / Katherine W. Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

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Apr 20
Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center
4:30PM
The artist and creator of the series "Carbon Conundrums,"on view in the Strauss Gallery, will talk about his work.

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