Casey Reas, professor of design media arts in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, has work featured in the Whitney Museum of American Art. His piece, “Software Structures,” is part of the museum’s “Programmed: Rules, Codes and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018” series.
The exhibition, which runs from Sep. 28 to April 14, 2019, showcases how rules and instructions in art have been shaped by technologies, resulting in changes to today’s image culture. Reas’ “Software Structures” will explore the relevance of conceptual art with software art using three unique structures, which are implemented as 26 pieces of software derived from textual structures and coded to isolate different components including interpretation, material and process.
Reas’ software, prints and installations have been featured in more than 100 solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United States, Europe and Asia. In 2001, he and Ben Fry co-developed Processing, which is an open source programming language and environment for the visual arts.