Digital works of Andrew Reach: Andrew Reach is an architect and Miami native who studied at Pratt Institute and University of Florida. He is currently developing a pilot project to bring computer technology for computer graphics into the Art Therapy Studio at Metrohealth Hospital, Cleveland Ohio. Living with the insidious pain of a spinal disease and unable to continue as a professional architect, Andrew Reach took a life-altering turn away from a successful career towards art as a way of dealing with his disease. The result was an inward journey that revealed a wealth of creativity within his subconscious. His computer-generated works of art express hope and perseverance and tell a story that he hopes will inspire others in dif?cult circumstances to overcome great obstacles.
Digital wheel art technology by Youngchyun Chung: Digital Wheel Art is an interactive system that transforms any wheelchair from a practical tool into a vehicle for self-expression and art-making. This assistive technology enables those with physical disabilities to express themselves, and moreover, provides an opportunity to be an artist. It also gives general audiences an opportunity to explore and rethink disabilities through art. YoungHyun Chung is an interdisciplinary artist and engineer based in New York. His interests include assistive technology, interactive media art, and sustainable design. His vision is advancing civilization by designing systems, which improve the welfare of humankind. With this goal in mind, he has dedicated himself to research and the implementation of ideas that will bene?t broad audiences especially those who have limited access to technology’s diverse applications. YoungHyun’s works have been shown in Korea, New York, and Austin, Texas. Gallery visitors will be able to experiment with creating their own images using Digital Wheel Art technology.