More than 50 years ago, Vera Molnár and a small group of other artists started to write computer programs to make their art.
After writing the code, the artists gave up control, letting the plotter pen create a drawing. What came out were images that the artists might never have imagined.
Vera Molnár Variations at UC Irvine’s Beall Center for Art + Technology features Molnár’s work from 1958-2014, both her pre-computational and early computational drawings. The Hungarian media artist is widely considered a computer and generative art pioneer. She is also one of the first women to use computers to create her artworks.
The launch reception is at 2 p.m. April 2. Curated by David Familian, the exhibit runs through Aug. 27.
For more information, visit beallcenter.uci.edu.