Manual or Automatic? Exhibition

Presented by the Humanities and Sciences Division
January 21–31, 2011
Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus

Reception: Wed., Jan. 26, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. morning); other times by arrangement with the artist
Info: 917.554.7433 or

This exhibition by artist and faculty member Jon Meyer includes drawings, digital works, and a mural. Meyer's art practice concerns "the fate of the hand," a question raised by the paleontologist André Leroi-Gourhan, who argued that in the future the hand may regress until it is no more than an index finger with which to push buttons. Against this, Meyer uses drawing techniques that intentionally exceed the limits of his neuromotor apparatus, for example by working with both hands simultaneously. Meyer recently began a PhD program in art practice at Goldsmiths College in London. He teaches in CCA's Graduate Fine Art, Critical Studies, and Graduate Design programs.

Tonight is a big night on the Oakland campus, with the grand opening of newly expanded gallery spaces on College Avenue and the public receptions for Jon Meyer's Manual or Automatic? exhibition and the States of Perception exhibition. Join us starting at 5:30 p.m. for a campuswide celebration!

(image: Chickens by left hand, squares by right hand, simultaneously, while wearing 3D glasses, 2009)