Daniel Temkin

‘Glitchometry’ at NADA NY

May 5

through May 8, 2016


Thursday, May 5th 2016

from 4 – 8 PM
Pier 36 Basketball City
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002


Open to the Public:
Thurs, May 5, 4–8pm
Fri, May 6, 11am–7pm
Sat, May 7, 11am–7pm
Sun, May 8, 11am–5pm

TRANSFER is pleased to present new work from Daniel Temkin’s ‘Glitchometry’ series at NADA NY.

‘Glitchometry’ takes algorithms designed for sound editing and sets them loose on images, twisting the data into strange new patterns. Each image begins as a simple geometric shape; a circle, triangle or stripes. As they are composed, the artist sees the image only as a soundwave, with no immediate way to monitor the visual result of his edits. Temkin paints with a very blunt brush that has a mind of its own. ‘Glitchometry’ is a wrestling with the computer, the results of which are abstract compositions, exhibited as vibrantly colored backlit prints and monochrome large-format works on canvas.

In his new ‘Glitchometry’ works, Temkin gives up the sound editor, adopting even stricter constraints in his process. Here, the pieces are shaped entirely through displacement. The artist gives wrong information to his imaging program about the size and density
of images of simple geometric shapes. This error offsets each line of pixels, creating a scattered version of the image. The original shapes (a triangle and a circle) are revealed in the mirrored edges and in the spaces in between, where the new forms coalesce around the widest parts of the originals. Temkin crops the work into its final composition allowing a single slice to reveal the whole.

A full inventory of work from Temkin’s ’Glitchometry’ is available from the gallery. Please inquire with the director@transfergallery.com to request information or download the catalog.

Daniel Temkin makes images, programming languages, and interactive pieces that explore systems of logic and language. His work has been a critic’s pick in ArtNews, the New York Times and the Boston Globe. He has presented at conferences such as SXSW, SIGGRAPH, and Media Art Histories and published papers in World Picture Journal, Leonardo and others. He was awarded the Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for the esoteric. codes blog, his exploration of programming languages as art, and a Webby Awards commission to create a web-based version of his Internet Directory project. Daniel received his MFA from International Center of Photography / Bard College in 2012.