ABOUT THE SHOW

The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The artwork of Collider 3 transforms space and time, emotion and human interaction. Our adaptable nature alters the world in which we live, as documented and expressed through our art. The art in this show transforms the visitor’s state of being. Physical and emotional human input is translated by the artworks into visual representations.
As we design our environments to reflect how we interact with one another, the use of technology has become essential. The individual stage for human expression has been transformed and expanded by technology into a highly interconnected public platform. The aesthetics, design and technology presented in Collider 3 allow the viewer to change from a passive observer to an integral component of the artwork itself. Now acting as producer, viewers are partially responsible for mutual transformation as they influence the works with which they interact.
Technology transforms the way we live.
Design transforms the way we interact.
Art transforms the way we see.

The Emily Davis Gallery

Myers School of Art, The University of Akron

The nationally known Emily Davis Gallery has a long history of presenting engaging exhibitions of emerging and established contemporary artists. It is the main visual, fine arts exhibition space of The University of Akron. The gallery is located in the center of Folk Hall which houses the Myers School of Art. Comprised of two, separate exhibition levels, the Emily Davis Gallery programs about 12 exhibitions every year. The exhibitions are curated by the director of the galleries, a faculty exhibitions committee, guest curators, and usually includes one all-faculty and one juried student exhibition per year.

Gallery Address:
150 E. Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44325

Gallery Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 10am to 8pm

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Directions

NORTH VIA 177
From the North, Taking I-77 Follow I-77 southbound and exit onto Wolf Ledges/Grant Street. Turn left at the second light onto Grant Street. Stay straight until Grant street ends at Exchange. Make a LEFT on exchange. Folk hall is on your LEFT after the National City Bank. Arrive at 150 East. Exchange St.

NORTH VIA RT8
From the North, Taking Route 8 Exit at Perkins Street. Turn right, then left onto Union Street. Take Union Street to Exchange and then make a RIGHT on Exchange. Stay straight. Folk hall is on your LEFT after the National City Bank. Arrive at 150 East. Exchange St.

SOUTH
From the South, Taking I-77/Route 8 Follow The University of Akron exit off Route 8 marked Buchtel Avenue/Carroll Street. Turn left onto Carroll and then left onto Union Street. Take Union Street to Exchange and then make a RIGHT on Exchange. Stay straight. Folk hall is on your LEFT after the National City Bank. Arrive at 150 East. Exchange St.

WEST
From the West, Taking I-76 Follow I-76 eastbound and exit onto Wolf Ledges/Grant Street. Turn left at the second light onto Grant Street. Stay straight until Grant street ends at Exchange. Make a LEFT on exchange. Folk hall is on your LEFT after the National City Bank. Arrive at 150 East. Exchange St.

EAST
From the East, Taking I-76 From the East, Taking I-76 Follow I-76 west into Akron. Take the right fork off I-76 west to Route 8 north. The first exit off Route 8 is Buchtel/Carroll. Turn left at Carroll and then left onto Union Street. Take Union Street to Exchange and then make a RIGHT on Exchange. Stay straight. Folk hall is on your LEFT after the National City Bank. Arrive at 150 East. Exchange St.

Getting to Akron

VIA AIR
…by Air UA is 13 miles from the Akron-Canton Regional Airport and 40 miles from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which both serve major airlines. Contact the Office of Admissions for information on shuttle service between the airports and Akron.

VIA BUS
…by Bus Greyhound Bus Service provides transportation to Akron from most major cities in the country. The Metro Regional Transit Authority provides bus transportation in the Greater Akron area.

VIA TRAIN
…by Rail Amtrak serves Akron with direct service to and from such cities as Youngstown, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York. Connecting service is offered to many other cities throughout Amtrak’s nationwide system.

THE PEOPLE INVOLVED

Co-curator - Tony Samangy

Tony Samangy is Assistant Professor in Graphic design at The University of Akron with a focus in Interface, Interaction and Motion Design.

Co-curator - Rod Bengston

Director of University Galleries

Vanessa Bordo

Graduate Assistant

Brittney Breckenridge

Graduate Assistant

Melissa Dunfee

Graduate Assistant

Dominic Falcione

Sculpture and Metals Instructional Support

Markus Vogl

Digital Support

Exhbition Support

Concordia University in Montréal, Canada
Akron Film
The University of Akron's Department of Computer Science
The University of Akron's School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration
The University of Akron's Myers School of Art