"Of Things Which Do Not Appear" (April 3–May 4)
On exhibit in UMass Boston's student-run Harbor Gallery from April 3 to May 4, "Of Things Which Do Not Appear" looks at the eyes and hands of machines. Each work points to a different notion of realism, developed through technology. Most of the works are drawn with cheap pens and markers by a CNC machine to further highlight discrepancies between the ways people have seen and worked for millennia, and the way machines see and work now. The show title is inspired by a Bible passage, Hebrews 11:3, describing a world framed by God out “of things which do not appear.” Artist Daniel Alexander Smith has misquoted it here to reference a shift in how the world is seen. He's curious what ideas machines construct about the world they see, and which ideas they do not.