Leslie Jones and Debora Wood will present the origins of computer-generated prints and the creative applications of new technologies from the 1950s through the 1980s. Some of the earliest output devices, including plotters and impact printers, will be discussed as well as works that originated in the computer, but were printed via traditional processes such as intaglios, woodcuts, and screenprints. Vera Molnar, Frederick Hammersley, Waldemar Cordeiro, Otto Beckmann, Frieder Nake, Joan Truckenbrod, Jean-Pierre Hébert, are some of the artists whose work will be explored. This program aims to create a greater awareness of early computer-generated art while providing context for understanding contemporary digital prints.
Leslie Jones, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Debora Wood, Independent Curator and Scholar