RGB RGB RGB // Daniel McSwain // BFA Exit Exhibition


Daniel McSwain

BFA Exit Exhibition

April 26, 2012 – May 10, 2012 // Opening Reception April 26, 2012 6-8pm


As humans, we find ourselves in a pivotal moment in time. Our realities are becoming e-realities and “social” is a prefix for online interaction.  What we perceive as “true” relies on the technology we use to transport information consistently.  We excessively depend on this daily binary data, which hangs in a delicate balance of unobstructed ones and zeros. The glue that binds together our realities is made of code.  When that code is changed, our perceptions become distorted.

For RGB RGB RGB, I disassembled and reduced  digital photographs to their raw code, transfigured the pictorial DNA using software glitches, and translated the code back into large scale images. The resulting images reveal the information mutation through color and distortion, and connects them to the parental images via form and recognizable content. They are at once colorful abstractions (when viewed near) and shattered digital realities (when viewed from afar). These photographs began as candid portraits of friends and viewers attending various gallery openings over the last three years at TAG UWF where RGB RGB RGB is currently installed.

– Daniel McSwain, 2012


TAG UWF and the University of West Florida Department of Art annually host exhibitions of work from graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information contact TAG UWF at artgallery@uwf.edu or 850.474.2696.

The Art Gallery at the University of West Florida seeks to challenge, stimulate and engage students and the greater public through direct interaction with works of contemporary art.