These hypnotic videos clearly have a wow factor but the artist uses technology in a playful, meaningful way without getting carried away by possibilities. The software used for the translation between different visual vocabularies tracks color and brightness, and Inman significantly refers to her collection of icons and images as "palettes." It may be an overstatement to call her a colorist, but color is clearly a prime focus in both paintings and videos. While the paintings are reductive, the videos overflow with visual incident, yet both are complex and beautiful. Inspired by the mutability of information's content and form in the digital age, both paintings and videos smartly explore the construction and disintegration of meaning.

"REESE INMAN: ANALOG/DIGITAL" | through Nov 30 | at the University of Maine at Augusta's Danforth Gallery, Jewett Hall, Augusta | 207.890.8607 | uma.maine.edu/new-danforth-gallery-exhibition-analog/digital-by-reese-inman.html

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