As part of the SLINGSHOT Festival, Shannon Novak, a multi-media artist from New Zealand, will exhibit his interactive piece, String Section in the Lyndon House Arts Center’sWest Gallery. Through visual graphics and smart-mobile technology, Novak presents an installation that transforms the walls of the gallery into a musical instrument. String Section incorporates image, sound and technology, creating an all-encompassing musical experience, imagine playing a piano on a wall.
Shannon Novak is an artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. He works in painting, sculpture, and installation, with a focus on using geometric forms to explore his deep and abiding interest in the interrelationships between sound, color, form, time, space and social context. He completed a residency at CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency in 2011, has been engaged in public commissions in Auckland, New Plymouth, and Denver, and co-founded West gallery at The University of Auckland in 2012.
The SLINGSHOT Festival takes over downtown Athens, Georgia March 26-28, 2015. Spread over 5 city blocks and dozens of venues, SLINGSHOT spotlights international, national, and local acts on stage, boundary pushing artworks throughout the urban environment, and tech talks with leading innovators.
Shannon Novak’s exhibition String Section will be on view from March 26 - April 11during regular gallery hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During the SLINGSHOT Festival the Lyndon House Arts Center will be open to the public Thursday March 26, Noon - 9PM and also Friday and Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 pm.
For more information, please call 706-613-3623 or visit Lyndon House Arts Center. Lyndon House Arts Center is a facility of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services and is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.