Student creates 3-D simulation in Borland exhibition

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- "RAW," an exhibition featuring a 3-D installation by John DiGiovanni, a senior bachelor of fine arts candidate in painting and drawing, will be on display in the Borland Gallery at Penn State from Sept. to Oct. 1. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

DiGiovanni views himself as an interdisciplinary artist and uses any medium that will communicate his ideas. “My motivation behind my work is to provide a life for the sketches lost in the notebooks of bored school people,” DiGiovanni said. “A lot of what I do involves complete absurdity as a visual hook, while underneath the surface I try to discuss personal narrative with ties to the education system and social issues.”

In "RAW," DiGiovanni will transform the gallery space into a simulation, playing on the senses of sight, hearing and taste. Visitors will receive 3-D glasses upon entering the space, from there they will be able to walk around and view the 3-D animation environment.

“Installation has always fascinated me and the idea of an immersive space has captivated me since I saw Yayoi Kusama’s "Repetitive Vision,” DiGiovanni said. “Some of my biggest influences come from the idea that one can create a space that seems otherworldly.”

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Last Updated October 01, 2013