Filled with Light - Immersive New Media Art by Morgan Barnard

May 15 - May 23, 2021

Light State featured new works by digital artist Morgan Barnard. The main portion of the show was the interactive piece Light State that allowed participants to experience being in a state filled with light. Additional works included the "Imagined Encounters" series, the "Vortex Series" of generative plotter drawings, as well as several screen-based pieces and a hybrid light sculpture and projection piece.

Barnard's work in public art, interactive media, immersive installation and live cinema combines experimental digital techniques with traditional artistic methods. It explores how the intersection of computation and audio/visual composition can evoke an experience of improvisational immediacy. Many of his public art works are driven by real time data provided by organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the United States Geologic Service (USGS).

A California native who has called Santa Fe home since 2017, Barnard has featured works at the Currents New Media Festival, the Paseo Arts Festival in Taos, as well as in public spaces and new media festivals around the world, including Canada, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia.  Light State is Barnard’s first solo exhibition in Santa Fe.