Ivan Toth Depeña: Interconnections art exhibition opens Jan. 23

The diverse work of artist Ivan Toth Depeña, known for his public artworks through installations and augmented reality pieces, will be on exhibit in the Cummings Arts Center galleries from Jan. 23 through March 3. The exhibition is free and open to the public, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Depeña’s focus in this exhibit is on his two-dimensional pieces that use the language of painting and drawing made with unconventional processes. Depeña, who holds a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard, is adept at extending his studio practice to public art installations that involve interactive technology. His processes include traditional hands-on methodologies layered with high-tech output and fabrication.

Depeña remarks, “I enjoy coupling machine and human to create layered and often unpredictable results. My work encompasses painting, drawing, light, video, photography, architecture, sculpture, interactivity and installation. Sometimes singularly and other times all at once.”

Depeña is a visiting artist with the Weissman Visiting Artists Program, which brings outstanding artists to the College. He will meet with students and give a public lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4:15-5 p.m. in Cummings 308, followed by a reception.

For more information, contact Debbie Kruszewski (860) 439-2740.

January 13, 2017