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Archival digital on LexJet paper
Art & Design Study Collection: Binary Inventions Portfolio
UND Art Collections Repository
Michael Mercil is Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art at the Ohio State University. He received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and MFA from the University of Chicago. Among the venues where his art has been shown are the Columbus Museum of Art, the North Dakota Museum of Art, and the University of Virginia Art Museum. Public commissions include projects for Teardrop Park in New York and Allegheny Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh. These digital prints were conceived as a diptych and the second images intentionally inverted.
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.
Sundog Multiples was a printmaking venture created by Art & Design Professor Kim Fink, in conjunction with UND Art Collections, and generously funded by the Myers Foundations.