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Archival Digital print on LexJet paper
Art & Design Study Collection
Erik S. Beehn received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. Upon graduation in 2005, Erik relocated to Los Angeles for a position as a master printer at Gemini G.E.L., a fine art publishing house located in West Hollywood, California. In 2010 Erik relocated to Las Vegas where he maintains his studio practice, installs major works of art into private collections in the Las Vegas area, and maintains a position of Adjunct Instructor for the College of Southern Nevada. In 2013 Erik will return to Chicago to begin pursuit of his Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA) from the school of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was accepted through the Print Media department.
The original print exhibited in the area surrounding the Scale-Up Classroom was created in conjunction with UND’s 2012 Arts & Culture Conference: Binary Inventions, Art & Culture in the Digital Age.
The print relates to a campus-wide plan called the “Living Art Museum.” The concept behind this plan stresses the idea of “relevancy” in regard to what is selected for display—as it relates to the concerns of people who are normally present in spaces where the art is placed. With this concept in mind, the artwork relates to the issue of recent digital technologies that are available to “scale up” processes utilized in contemporary printmaking.