‘Resonate Disclosures’ by Joshua Watts

Combing art and technology can feel gimmicky if it’s not handled correctly. There needs to be a push/pull in the artwork, where one ingredient doesn’t stand out more than the other. It can be a difficult feat to accomplish, but in “Resonate Disclosures,” artist Joshua Watts shows his mastery of the concept. Watts, a professor from Zayed University in Dubai, displays finely crafted boxes containing his portraits, landscapes and mixed media pieces and then adds a layer of viewer interaction by using motion sensors to activate hidden, illuminated spaces under the artwork. Like lightning bolts of wisdom, words burst forward, adding a brilliant touch to the already powerful and thought-provoking images and pushes the mind to ponder deeper.


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‘Resonate Disclosures’ by Joshua Watts

Chasson Higdon is a writer, artist and filmmaker. At an early age, when other boys were learning about sports or cars, Chasson had his head buried in art history books or creating paintings and drawings. This trend has continued on into adulthood, where he has earned his BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University, received multiple awards for his creative endeavors and is still currently clueless about sports or cars.



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