Marina Zurkow's solo exhibition titled World Wind opened at bitforms gallery featuring new work, including collaborative generative pieces done with James Schmitz. This exhibition takes inspiration from Zurkow's use and exploration of the GAN software, Midjourney, in her studio practice. Creating elongated murals and imagery using information made through Midjourney's artificial intelligence algorithms, and collaging them with her own ephemera, Marina's complex and disruptive images invoke reflection on the relationship between macro and micro instances of effect.
We worked with Marina to produce a brand new print suite for this exhibition, consisting of 6 unique images from the artist. After proofing and testing, we printed the final versions on Tesuki-Washi Echizen paper, one of our favourite washi papers made through ILFORD Galerie. This paper comes in individual hand-made sheets, making each sheet truly and visibly unique. Made from mulberry and hemp, its tactile surface and specially deckled edges combined with the dense information in Marina's images were a perfect combination.
World Wind is an interdisciplinary and multimedia exhibition consisting of prints, installation work, computer software, video, and animation. It is open for view until February 18, 2023.
Exhibition and installation photos courtesy of bitforms gallery, photos by Molly Schachter. Artwork a courtesy from the artist, Marina Zurkow.