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Artificial and real collide in CWU art show

by Staff report
| March 3, 2023 2:48 PM

ELLENSBURG — What happens when the digital world becomes more comforting than the real world is the subject of an art exhibit at Central Washington University this week, according to a statement from the university.

The show ‘Digital Dependence” by Katherine Mo opened Monday, March 6 at Gallery 231 on the second floor of Randall Hall at CWU, and will run through Friday, the statement said. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In “Digital Dependence,” Mo portrays the digital world she yearns for by merging photography with her digital renders, the statement said. Through a combination of several digital mediums including photoshop, computer-generated imagery, projection mapping and AI-generated imagery, Mo creates otherworldly images that merge both real and artificial, the university wrote.

“At an early age I’ve always been drawn to the world building commonly found in video games, which is what drew me towards 3D design as a medium,” Mo wrote in the statement. “Being able to create scenes that would otherwise be impossible, but by merging it with photography I can create environments that coexist with each other.”