Credit: Dizz McGruber and detail of his photograph Manhattan Bridge (2019).
Thursday Artist Talk: Dizz McGruber, "A Glitch Artist in a Fine Art World"
Find beauty in an intentionally "broken" image through one glitch photographer's journey.
Date & Time
Tickets & Pricing
With a background in video editing and photography, Dizz McGruber turned to glitch art six years ago. Working off his own photographs, he uses audio processing programs and code editors to manipulate image data at a code level. The result is an intentional distortion, corruption, or glitch that becomes a work of art in its own right.
Knowing how systems work, and then doing away with them, is part of the fun. McGruber says, “I’ve always been a fan of breaking rules and systems. The medium allows for a trial-and-error method that results in a lot of happy surprises.”
Join McGruber as he invites listeners to find beauty in what is flawed and to reflect on what broken means. He will explain how glitch photography challenges the way people perceive visual information. Other topics include the notion of creation through destruction, the excitement of being on the forefront of a new medium, and how the doors of the fine art world have opened and closed throughout his journey.
This talk is presented by Surrey Art Gallery Association on Facebook as part of their Thursday Artist Talk series.
About the Artist
Dizz McGruber (née Darian Vincent) is a glitch artist based in Port Coquitlam. He was a professional videographer before making his living full-time as a glitch artist. Action shots and portraits of people in old, abandoned spaces are subjects he is frequently attracted to. He is represented by 100 Braid St Studios & Gallery in New Westminster. View his art on Instagram @dizzmcgruber.
About Surrey Art Gallery Association
Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art and be part of a community that actively supports Surrey Art Gallery.