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Wood Street Galleries

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Chatham chapter.


With art, nothing compares. But,at the Wood Street Galleries, art takes another form. Located just above the Wood Street subway stop Downtown, Wood Street Galleries is a free, public space promoting new media. Think interactive, dense, and transformative. New media goes beyond the 2D print world we live in. There, art becomes not just a subject, but also a form of active communication between the viewer and the piece.

Here are a series of photos taken at Wood Street Galleries. There is Miguel Chevalier’s self-generative virtual reality piece, Power Pixels. Along the same lines, Ryoji Ikeda’s data.tron explores mathematical principles combined with a sea of immerse data points. And then there’s Gregory Barsamian’s kinetic sculptures and zoetropes in Memento Mori.

The current exhibit is Kurt Hentschlager’s Hive, a 3D audiovisual where visitors confront a mass of amorphous figures that dance across the screen. The longer you look, the harder it is to turn back.

Want to plan a visit to Wood Street Galleries? Visit their website here for their hours and an overview of current and upcoming exhibits.


I am a college sophomore double-majoring in math and biology. Some of my hobbies include doodling, juggling, orienteering, martial arts, reading, and writing short stories. In the future, I see myself experimenting with more activities. And, if you take my derivative, you'd probably find that I'm infinite~! -My art portfolio is located on my website (www.poparu.com), which is updated on a monthly basis. It shows my progress from freshman year (9th grade) to present.
  Mara Flanagan is entering her seventh semester as a Chapter Advisor. After founding the Chatham University Her Campus chapter in November 2011, she served as Campus Correspondent until graduation in 2015. Mara works as a freelance social media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She interned in incident command software publicity at ADASHI Systems, gamification at Evive Station, iQ Kids Radio in WQED’s Education Department, PR at Markowitz Communications, writing at WQED-FM, and marketing and product development at Bossa Nova Robotics. She loves jazz, filmmaking and circus arts.