Drawn In: An Exploration of the Center’s Permanent Collection in Pencil, Paint, and Pixel
CURATOR: NASHAY JONES
Which Way to Grow, Dina Intorrella-Walker, 1999 (ITE). Walnut and metal, 24” x 8” x 8”. The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection, OBJ 383.
Drawn In: An Exploration of the Center’s Permanent Collection in Pencil, Paint, and Pixel is a unique presentation by Nashay Jones, an emerging curator and interdisciplinary visual artist based in Philadelphia. Jones has created ten digital augmented reality experiences, each linked to and inspired by works selected from the Center’s permanent collection. A painter who uses both pigments and pixels,
Jones was inspired by their research on the ways small contemporary art museums have made use of digital tools, techniques, and technologies in the COVID-19 era. In Drawn In, they use augmented reality to offer their own spin on the work, deploying the object labels in the exhibition to serve as illustrated portals to immersive, animated experiences.