Led by Amy Eselgroth Milne, this show is an exhibit of the process Triangle students used to make art for Clark Whittington’s fabulous Art-O-Mat machines. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Durham’s SeeSaw Studio drew on talents from Designbox, Exploris and NCSU’s College of Design to pioneer the selling of ultra-affordable art.
Art-O-Mat machines were pioneered by Clark Whittington to take old cigarette machines and retool them to sell pocket-sized original artwork. His machines have gained significant attention and are seen in venues nationwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Some of the show is dedicated to showing how Whittington evolved his designs.
In addition to a live Art-O-Mat machine selling their works, this show will also show what techniques the SeeSaw Studio students used to create their work, and how they benefited in collaborating with other creative talent.