Mike Beradino / Exhibitions

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Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8,  6 – 8 PM
On view through July 15, 2017


Mike Beradino’s second solo exhibition at Art Palace, break, is a presentation of digital and tangible mediums responding to digital mediation, simulation, and Jean Baudrillard’s notion that “we live in a desert of the real”.

In break, Beradino uses 3D printed objects and custom laser cut panels to explore the relationship between the intangible virtual object and the real world simulation of said objects, challenging the viewer to analyze objects as simulations. At the risk of being overly reductive to the moment in Plato’s Cave where a group of prisoners only know the world through the shadows cast on a cave wall, the shadows represent a false vision of the truth, an illusion about reality. In Plato’s Cave, the prisoners have never seen the true objects that exist in the world, the objects which are casting those shadows, they believe the shadows are all that is. Beradino’s work Fox Skull (laser etched panel) is the shadow of the virtual object begging the question, what is the object?

Beradino’s work incorporates custom hardware and software to call attention to the ever-present and pervasive presence of digital mediation. Beradino’s process includes using 3D scans and archives found in the online repository of the Smithsonian. Through manipulation and reduction of polygon count, flattened versions are laser etched to create a minimalistic index referencing the “original” virtual objects. The flattened panel illustrating the shadow of the virtual creates a referential loop; the command “break” is used to stop or exit a loop in code.

Mike Beradino lives and works as a practicing artist and educator in Houston, TX. He has a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago & a MFA from Parsons the New School of Design. He has shown at Postmasters Gallery (New York, NY), The Kitchen (New York, NY), Art House Jones Center( Austin, TX), The National Science Foundation, (Arlington VA), and participated in the GIFER Festival ( Turin, Italy).

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March 31 – April 2, 2017

Palmer Event Center … Booth #10


Art Palace is hitting the road for our second year of Art City Austin. Visit us in booth #10 to see some of our favorite works by Mike Beradino, Jeffrey Dell, Sarah Fisher, Bradley Kerl, Katy Heinlein, Jim Nolan, Deborah Roberts, Anthony Sonnenberg, Raychael Stine, Casey Williams, & Eric Zimmerman.


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freq out

Apr 13 through May 19, 2012
Artist Reception – Friday, Apr 13 6-8pm

In 1984, Mike Beradino sat for hours at his Commodore 64 writing code to produce representational images on the digital screen. Combining the successes and failures of technological advancement that have occurred since then, Beradino  manipulates this history of consumer technology prompting questions about digital mediation, the functional obsolete, and our collective notion of progress. Freq Out explores the recursive cycles between the physical world, psychological space, and digital environments.

This body of work utilizes a variety of antiquated consumer technologies in a attempt to construct meaning from the digital devices that surround us and mediate our daily lives. A centralized theme of the work is an investigation of the distortion of media itself, often occurring through a process of recursion. Many of the works translate information while exploring the limitations of our ability to truly understand the vector of the message.

Mike Beradino lives and works as a practicing artist and adjunct professor in Houston, Tx. He has a BFA from School of Art Institute of Chicago & MFA from Parsons The New School of Design. He has recently shown at Postmaster’s Gallery (New York), The Joanna (Houston), Vertexlist (Brooklyn), The Kitchen (New York), Arthouse at the Jones Center (Austin), and Rice University’s EMERGEncy Room (upcoming).