Gallery III

vonda yarberry

This Digital Life: Inside and Out

September 30 – November 11, 2016

Across multiple small screens, mounted on the wall, with their inner-workings exposed and cables tangled, the artist displays video and animation. Each small screen contains fragmented segments of simple gestures or actions that challenge viewers to question the world, both inside and out of the digital realm.

While each piece functions a little differently, all the works in this exhibition are centered on the tension between the physicality of the technology and the imagery displayed: the space and movement depicted on the screens may invite viewers “inside” the screens’ boundaries but the chaotic presence of the physical apparatus keeps pushing their attention back “out”. This visual/conceptual shifting back and forth is meant to unsettle and provoke questions about time, memory, illusion, perception, desire and physical presence.

Vonda Yarberry has been working in digital media since 1986. She has been teaching Animation and Electronic Arts at Missouri State University since 1989. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad. She received her MFA from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.