Technology, machinery, and nostalgia have been combined into artwork at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University in an exhibition titled Nostalgia Machines. Featuring the sculptural work of five artists, Meridith Pingree, Jasper Rigole, Jonathan Schipper, Gregory Witt, and Zimoun, the exhibition seeks to explore the ways that machinery can invoke memories of the past, whether a sense memory, a personal history, or something aesthetic.
The sculptures serve a dual role of provoking personal responses through their functionality and simple design of machinery. Curator Maya Allison says that the sculptures' gears and wires makes the "technology feels familiar, even old-fashioned, from a time before the computer hid its technology behind touch screens."
The show will be exhibited through Sunday February 9, 2012. The David Winton Bell Gallery is free and open to the public. Visit their website to learn about their hours, location, and past exhibitions. You may also read a review of the exhibitionthrough the Brown University website.
Continuing its long-standing relationship with the David Winton Bell Gallery, Malcolm Grear Designers created the catalogue, invitation, installation graphics, and exterior signs for the exhibition.