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The LaSalle University Art Museum presents the exhibition LiQin Tan: Cold Heart / Warm Tech, December 21, 2009 February 21, 2010


LiQin Tan will exhibit the installations Lava + 6 and Digitally Bloodless along with video of some of his other projects. In Lava + 6, Tan employs 3-D digital animation of lava flows to explore the theme of "Digital Nature."

Tan explains that

The Matrox multi-display system allows the synchronized flow of animation among the six displays. The convex index, image shape and dimension of the mirror generate an accurate virtual reflection of the lava animation. The former determines the size of the reflected lava animation, and the latter determines the distance.

In Digitally Bloodless, Tan utilizes innovative printing techniques on metal.

According to Tan,

"Digitally Bloodless" explores the paradox that humans choose to express their primitive warmth through the use of cold, digital technology.

There is no warmth in the digital world, and certainly no blood. It is a cerebral realm of 0s and 1s, chips, electronic waves and pulses.

But, we continue to infuse these electronic chips with our animal instincts and passions. Such, though we as society are technologically advanced, we still operate off our primitive urges an obvious and ongoing contradiction of our digital-age culture.

Tan is Associate Professor and Head of the Animation Program at Rutgers University, Camden. He was educated in both China and Canada and has taught in China, the United States, Canada, and Singapore. He exhibits both nationally and internationally. His works have been displayed at SIGGRAPHAsia in Yokohama, Japan, the Noyes Museum of Art, Shanghai DuoLun Museum of Modern Art, UK National Center for Computer Animation, Emin Hekimgil Art Gallery in Turkey, Noho Gallery in NYC, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, London iV04 -06 Digital Art Gallery, Singapore Art Museum, Maisons de la Culture in Montreal, and the National Art Museum in China.

The La Salle University Art Museum is located on the lower level of Olney Hall on the campus of La Salle University at 19th St. and Olney Ave. Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. The Museum will be closed December 24, 2009 January 3, 2010. Admission is free, though donations are accepted. Classes and group visits by appointment. Special tours can be arranged. For further information call 215-951-1221 or visit our website at http://www.lasalle.edu/museum.