The Fluid Studies are experiments, which combine dynamically generated animations and hand glazed, sandblasted glass. These works create a tension between the unmoving elements of the glass, and the ever-changing animations. With these pieces, Utterback simultaneously exploits the subtlety of our depth perception (usually ignored by screen interfaces), and frustrates it – by obscuring certain areas of the screen with the sandblasting. Here Utterback again draws attention to the richness of our senses, often left wanting in the relationship with our digital devices.
Momentum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2014
Tracing Time/Marking Movement, Frist Center for Visual Arts, 2013