And/Or Gallery Show #26
November 4 - December 3
Opening: Friday, November 4th, 6pm - 9pm
        with screening of found laser animations
After a six-year intermission, And/Or Gallery is thrilled to announce it will reopen in Pasadena, California. The first exhibition in the new space will feature works from the gallery's original and future roster of pioneering artists who work in new media and technology, with pieces by: Cory Arcangel (b. 1978), Kevin Bewersdorf (b. 1980), Petra Cortright (b. 1986), Kathleen Daniel (b. 1945), Dragan Espenshied (b. 1975), Joel Holmberg (b. 1982), Olia Lialina (b. 1971), Guthrie Lonergan (b. 1984), Kristin Lucas (b. 1968), Brenna Murphy (b. 1986), and the website YTMND (b. 2001). The works exhibited span from 2004 to 2015 and offer a quick study of a range of artists' responses to the last decade of technological developments, including the rise of internet culture and the democratization of media creation and sharing.

And/Or Gallery first operated in Dallas, Texas from 2006 to 2009 and was founded by artist Lauren Gray and artist/programmer Paul Slocum. At the time, And/Or was one of the few commercial galleries in the U.S. with the equipment and experience to show work created using the internet and evolving computer technologies. A handful of the artists who exhibited with And/Or during this period have since found critical and commercial success: one had a solo show at the Whitney; two were on the cover of Artforum; and a third has created shows for the Cartoon Network and Fox. In 2015, And/Or was profiled in Lauren Cornell's and Ed Halter's MIT Press/New Museum anthology Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century.

Show #26 presents works in an assortment of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, video, .gif, essay, performance, and sound. Some of the pieces on view are: early digital landscapes by Petra Cortright, who has exhibited with The New Museum and LACMA; three music videos by Kathleen Daniel, whose video works were surveyed in a 2016 retrospective at the 9th Berlin Biennale; two works by Guthrie Lonergan and a sound piece by Joel Holmberg, who were both recently included in the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. biennial; and sculpture by Brenna Murphy, who will premiere a solo show with And/Or later this December, dates to be announced. Also included is work from the Max Goldberg's YTMND web community which produced hundreds of thousands of net artworks in the mid 2000s.

And/Or's new space is located at the terminus of the 110 Freeway and across the street from the ArtCenter College of Design's expanding South Campus. Although there are few commercial galleries in this corner of Los Angeles, Pasadena is an apt home for the new And/Or. As Stephen Nowlin, Director of ArtCenter's Williamson Gallery, has remarked, "There are larger cities in the world, but few if any are better branded by the impact of art and science or able to replicate Pasadena's extraordinary blend of institutions engaged in those two explorations."

Editions of many of the works on view in Show #26 are available for purchase. For questions and all press inquiries, please contact Paul Slocum, Owner and Director, at or (214) 676-5347.

Open Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-6pm (and by appointment)

And/Or Gallery
980 S Arroyo Pkwy #200
Pasadena, CA 91105
(214) 676-5347

Guthrie Lonergan
Gatorade full spectrum, 2008
video without sound

YTMND user "MercenaryFoxMcCloud"
Tomahawk Missile is smart, 2006
non-interactive website with sound

Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied
Olia's and Dragan's Comparative History of Classic Animated GIFs and Glitter Graphics, 2007
7-channel video without sound

Petra Cortright
Town, 2004
digital print on paper