The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Tully Arnot’s work explores the subtle, almost alchemical, alteration of everyday objects, shifting the audiences perception of these familiar forms. His sculptures poetically interpret the intangible relationships we have with everyday items and illuminate new ways of thinking and interacting with the world around us.
Arnot’s research explores various real and imagined Artificial Intelligences, addressing the value of our relationships with non-sentient forms. His current body of work looks at the way these relationships feed back into our own capacity to interact meaningfully with one another. This work often integrates complex technologies with quotidian components, investigating the clash between old and new modes of thought. Recent work engages with emergent fields of plant robotics and the tension between organic/digital existence.
Inherent to this approach is an exploration of the isolating nature of our increasingly connected, but ultimately disconnected world.
By focussing on emergent technology and its relationship with people and nature, Arnot hopes to explore the social and environmental implications of technological progress. He's interested in investigating the environmental and social issues that arise through technology and our increasing dependence on the Internet and smart devices, and the multifaceted role that art can play as a provocateur, creative catalyst and speculative/theoretical solution to these global issues.