detail photo of an installation of many incandescent light bulbs

Jen Lewin, American (b.1974), Edison Cloud (detail), 2013, aluminum, vintage Edison Bulbs, LEDS, custom circuitry, Courtesy the artist, Photo: Jeff Wells, © Jen Lewin

Jen Lewin: It’s Electric

June 1–July 27, 2013

It’s Electric, a solo exhibition by new media artist Jen Lewin, features six playful, interactive light and sound sculptures. These works inspire experimentation and group collaboration by encouraging participants to become part of the artwork through direct interaction.

Jen has spent the last 15 years honing her highly technical medium through the fabrication of large-scale interactive sculptures that she has exhibited in public spaces throughout the country. From responsive sound and light forms that incorporate dance, to woven fiber video curtains that reflect movement, to giant robotic moths that flutter in response to human touch, Jen’s ability to utilize technology as a medium challenges many conceptions of new media works. At once organic and electronic, Jen’s playful sculptures leave audiences enchanted and surprised.

Curated by Lisa Tamaris Becker, director, CU Art Museum.

This exhibition was generously supported in part by the HBB Foundation, CU Art Museum benefactors and members, and CU-Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment fees.