Social Media and the Internet as a Medium

Panel with Shaun Kardinal, Susie J. Lee, and Dylan Neuwirth, moderated by C. Davida Ingram

Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 pm


Social media is where we exchange information, make conversation, and meet each other. The possibilities for the visual arts presented by these media-based, virtual gathering places are explored in this panel discussion of the creative practice of three artists.

About the Presenters

Moderator C. Davida Ingram received the 2014 Stranger Genius Award in Visual Arts. She is a writer and artist-curator who focuses on creating counternarratives via education, performance, and curating. She works with museums and other community spaces, is co-founder of the Seattle People of Color Salon, and has been involved with many community-based arts organizations including Video Machete, Women in the Director's Chair, and Insight Arts. Her upcoming collaborative project, I Wish a Mother Would, explores the intersections of social justice, social practice, and the art of protest.

Shaun Kardinal is a multimedia artist currently working primarily with Internet, where his recent projects juxtapose traditional exhibition formats with online presentation. left to your own devices displayed a performance video series on visitors' smartphones, while his digital collage series flying formation was showcased on his Instagram account, and garnered press and social media shout-outs from WIRED, Adobe, Tumblr and Feature Shoot.

Susie J. Lee is an ‘interstitial’ artist exhibited nationally and internationally. Lee has her MFA from the University of Washington and has been recognized by the Seattle Weekly as the “2006 Emerging Artist of the Year,” by Artnews as “An Artist to Watch,” and by The Stranger as the 2010 Visual Genius Award winner for her work in sculpture, video, and performance. In 2014 she launched the dating app Siren which she describes as “an artist-designed dynamic dating app where women make the first move”.

Dylan Neuwirth describes himself as a ‘Posthuman Contemporary Artist’ whose work is focused on the intersection of ‘physical life’ and the Internet, specifically our relationships with social media; how it makes us feel or defines our identities. His recent neon work JUST BE YOUR SELFIE (2014), commissioned by the City of Seattle, invited viewers to post images to Instagram and Twitter, allowing the work to become diluted and strengthened simultaneously. Neuwirth also works in the Chihuly Studio on commissions, exhibitions, and special projects. His upcoming solo exhibition opens on the Internet January 2015.

Henry Raschen. Portrait Study of Charles H. Frye (detail), n.d. Oil on canvas. 29 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. Charles and Emma Frye Collection, 1952.231

Free tickets may be picked up at the Information Desk one hour prior to the start of the program. There is no late seating, so please arrive early.

As a special benefit, Frye members may reserve free tickets in advance to guarantee seating. To reserve, call 206 432 8289 or email at least two days prior to the event. Each member may reserve two tickets and must claim their tickets at the Information Desk fifteen minutes prior to the start of the program.