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Art+Design Professor Greg Lock Featured in “Plugged In” Exhibition May 17-31

Date Released: 5/6/2008

Greg Lock, an assistant professor of sculpture and new media at Purchase College is featured in Plugged In, an exhibition highlighting new media works being created by artists throughout the Hudson Valley in sound, performance, digital and video art, and interactive works. The show runs from May 17-31 along Warren Street, the main thoroughfare in Hudson, N.Y.  The artists will utilize everything from storefront windows to the sides of buildings, to the street itself to exhibit their work.

Plugged In is sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts. For more information, visit www.hudsonpluggedin.com.

“Working in a limitless 3D Virtual Environment, you can make any new object you choose,” explains Lock, who teaches in the School of Art+Design. “I seek to make objects using data collected from what already exists. Laser scanning uncovers unforeseen anomalies in the everyday world and GPS* data from my current location provides three-dimensional lines from which I can develop structure. These forms are investigated in the Virtual Environment and projected back into the real world from which they came.”

Greg Lock was born in England and studied sculpture in Cambridge, Yorkshire and New York City, where he received his MFA from Parson’s School of Design. He returned to England to participate in an innovative MA program at the University of Salford combining sculpture with state of the art technology, where he graduated with distinction. He currently lives in Ancram, N.Y.