'Digital Dreams of Life' opens at the Bloomington Art Center

​In an age where almost everything has gone digital, and if not is in the process of transitioning, it's only natural that artistic commentaries on the subject would start springing up more and more. 

Bloomington Art Center's new exhibit, "Digital Dreams of Life," presents one such example through the visual art of Jes Lee. 

The opening reception this Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. features a collection of Lee's digital and film photographs exploring the onslaught of stimulation that technology sends and receives on a daily basis. Through her mix of old and new media, Lee attempts to record this constant give-and-take and how it affects the way people relate to real-life experiences.

"Digital Dreams of Life" includes layered images described by Lee herself as, "dream-like compilations, scenes that aren't real, but could be a glimpse of the future." She uses black 
​and white silver gelatin prints, and merges images of different events, locations, and dates using a variety of material including polaroids, 35 mm, and digital. Lee often incorporates text too, with an old Platten letterpress. 

"Digital Dreams of Life" will run through November 14. The Bloomington Art Center is located on Old Shakopee Road, and gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from Sunday 1 to 10 p.m.

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