Cecil County’s Brandon Gorin, who has worked in traditional art mediums his entire life, began utilizing digital tools more than 10 years ago. This work has culminated into his most recent exhibition, the Four Letter Word Series, that is now on display at the Milburn Stone Theatre Gallery on the North East Campus of Cecil College, according to a news release.
“When I started the digital stuff, I decided to make 10,000 images, and I made a rule for myself that there would be a two-hour span between the creation of each image. Different ideas and projects came from that concept as I slowly worked toward 10,000 images,” said Gorin in a Cecil College news release.
Gorin’s electronic tool of choice is an iPhone, which he uses to take photographs, manipulate the images, color and draw each piece of his artwork, and design the final project. While he has used traditional computers to create some of his works, Gorin enjoys the convenience of having his phone handy at all times so he can create while riding the bus or sitting in a cafe.
“A lot of people care about the phone part of my digital art, and for me, it is just the tool in my pocket that I can reach. I am not unlazy. If you are going to give me the easiest tool, I am going to use the easiest tool in any situation,” said Gorin.
Gorin, the Assistant Technical Director for the Milburn Stone Theatre in North East, Md., has included a sticker machine in his current exhibit where visitors can insert 50 cents and take home a tiny version of the show. While this exhibition is non-virtual, Gorin’s art is ordained for the virtual world where he posts all his creations on Instagram under his name. The Four Letter Word Series Exhibition runs through May 2022.
The Milburn Stone Theatre Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. To learn more about the Milburn Stone Theatre, call the box office at 410-287-1037.