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Friday, January 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
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All are welcome to attend the reception for the retrospective exhibition Roman Verostko and the Cloud of Unknowing.

Roman Verostko (born 1929), an artist, humanist, and MCAD Professor Emeritus, is a key figure in the development of generative, algorithmic art. Unlike many of his contemporaries who came from engineering and computer science backgrounds, Verostko was formerly a Benedictine monk at Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and a professionally-trained painter and scholar before he started to work with electronic media, circuit logic, and computer languages.

The retrospective exhibition includes over seventy original works by Verostko, encompassing his pre-algorist work that ranges from geometric forms and spontaneous brushstrokes to highly imaginative personal drawings, algorithmic pen and brush plotter drawings, early screen/video pieces, electronic machines, mural projects, artist books, and newer editioned prints. One of the artist’s pen plotters is featured, as are selections from his archives of detailed notes, equations, and codes. Rather than a strict chronological retrospective, the exhibition will be organized around major themes that appear throughout Verostko’s work, such as his search for pure form, his interest in logic, his merging of Eastern and Western aesthetics and philosophy, and his understanding of his home “Pathway Studio" as a modern day electronic scriptorium.

This pproject has been generously supported by the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation with additional funding by David E. Moore.

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Events and exhibitions are always free and open to the public. For more information or any disability accommodations, please contact Kerry Morgan, director of gallery and exhibition programs, at 612.874.3667 or gallery@mcad.edu.