Columbia, S.C. – PIX-ELements: a collection of photographic-quality prints captured, created, and mastered entirely with digital technologies will be featured at City Art in the Congaree Vista during Artista Vista April 22 through 24, 2010. According to artist Barry Brian Wheeler, PIX-Elements: considers the logic of unitizing “picture elements” – of defining and re-defining the boundaries between data, pixels, images, objects within images, and assemblages of images. A technical-conceptual exhibit, PIX-ELements explores the nature of, and the relationships between, parts and wholes.

Barry Brian Wheeler is a digital artist from Columbia, SC. A native South Carolinian, he is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. After working as a research scientist at the USC School of Medicine, Wheeler went on to pursue a career in information technology and multimedia. He is currently employed as Operations Manager of Litigation Technology at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. and will earn his Master of Arts degree in Media Arts from the University of South Carolina this May.

Presented as a series of visual analogies, equations, and logical statements, “image-units” speak individually to the composition, function, and character of pixels as well as collectively to the images they comprise. From data to pixel to image to exhibit, PIX-ELements: objectifies information by presenting it in conversation with the message it conveys. Subjects include nature and the sciences; language; lines and shapes; color; concepts like depth, balance, and movement; and common objects like coffee, water, and strings of lights.

A reflection of digital process, PIX-ELements: presents images and collections of images as both fragmented and unbroken – fused together by the unitization of parts and wholes. Through techniques of resolving, sampling, manipulating, and arranging elemental image units, PIX-ELements: examines the nature of data and the blurry lines between units and objects.

Wheelers show will continue at City Art through May 5, 2010.