March artist reception and exhibit at Good Tern in Rockland
ROCKLAND — For the month of March the Good Tern Coop Café Gallery will feature the work of Nathan Davis. There will be a reception and opportunity to meet the artist 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.
Nathan Davis is an artist, computer programmer, mathematician, and musician. He grew up in New Hampshire and lived and worked in Massachusetts, California, and Wisconsin before moving to Rockland in 2013 with his wife and their two cats. Davis is a co-founder of Steel House, a co-working space in Rockland; and Tourmaline Incorporated, a software development company.
Starting in 2007, Davis began exploring algorithmic electronic sound synthesis. Over the next few years, he developed software to create sound art informed by mathematical models of biological and evolutionary processes. He also created visualizations of this sound art primarily as a diagnostic tool to help debug his software.
As this project progressed, the visualizations became more sophisticated and prominent, and Davis now makes primarily visual art inspired by the same principles that informed his sound art. In his work at the Good Tern, mathematical models and software representations of living creatures interact, grow, inherit, and die, and the resulting art is a sort of tapestry of electronic "life."
Visit his website at www.nkromsdavis.com.
The Good Tern Coop and Café at 750 Main Street in Rockland is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 594-8822 for more information.