Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel, The Sharper Image, installation view. Image by Steven Brooke.

On view through May 9th at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is a retrospective of  work made by Brooklyn-based artist, Cory Arcangel, from 2002 to present. The solo exhibition, entitled The Sharper Image, examines the prolific artist’s diverse practice, featuring a virtual grab bag of media—video, print, sound, performance, sculpture, drawing and web-based work. An artist, computer programmer and web designer, Arcangel was first featured on DailyServing in 2007. He is best known for his explorations of consumer technology and digital culture, including cheeky modifications to old-school Nintendo games, such as in the 2002 piece I Shot Andy Warhol—an interpretation of the 1980s NES game Hogan’s Alley. Other works on view in The Sharper Image include: several prints of Photoshop Product Demonstration Gradients; Space Invader (2004), the modification of the old Atari Game Space Invaders; and a temporary re-design of the MOCANOMI website by changing the font to Comic Sans, which is live throughout the tenure of the exhibition.

Cory Arcangel, The Sharper Image, installation view. Image by Steven Brooke.

Cory Arcangel lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been included in numerous international group exhibitions such as Younger than Jesus at the New Museum, New York (2009), The Possibility of an Island at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2008); Color Chart at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007); Speed 3 at the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain (2007); Time Frame at P.S. 1, New York (2006); Database Imaginary at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada (2004); and the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004). A solo show of his work just closed at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. He is represented by Team Gallery in New York.


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