Over the last 30 years digital and internet technologies have irrevocably changed our society. The way that we create, communicate and conduct business is now almost always mediated through digital devices. This digital revolution has disrupted many aspects of contemporary life on a scale not seen since the industrial revolution.
Post-secondary students today make up the first generation to have come of age in a time period where digital and internet technologies were the norm rather than a novelty. They have a distinct view on technology, which is yet to be articulated in the art world.
Vulgar Era, a group exhibition featuring the work of Alessia Dowhaniuk, Trudy Erin Elmore, Alanna Gilchrist, Dahae Song, and Erin Whittier, proposes unique perspectives on how digital technology directly shapes how we interact with the world we live in. The work presents diverse perspectives on technology, identity, nature and emotion from artists who matured in a digitally saturated world.