Ann Elliott Cutting is an award-winning conceptual commercial and fine art photographer and a faculty member at ArtCenter College of Design. (Ann Elliott Cutting/Submitted)

“Shared Space, A Creative Convolution of Human-AI Collaboration,” an exhibition of works by fine art photographer Ann Elliott Cutting, opens Saturday, May 20.

The event, hosted by the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) at the SPARC Gallery in South Pasadena, begins with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. The exhibition will run through Saturday, July 8.

Cutting, an award-winning conceptual commercial and fine art photographer and a faculty member at ArtCenter College of Design, explores collaborative creativity with artificial intelligence entity Midjourney to produce images she describes as the merging of conceptual photography and illustration. 

“This exhibition invites viewers to engage with the product of human artistry and AI innovation,” she said.

“This is an evolving landscape of artistic expression, highlighting the cooperative potential of human and AI partnerships.”

Admission to “Shared Space” is free. The SPARC Gallery, operated by the South Pasadena Arts Council, is located inside the Chamber of Commerce at 1121 Mission Street, South Pasadena. Following the May 20 opening, gallery hours will vary. To schedule a visit, contact Blue Trimarchi at 626-676-4195.

Founded as a grassroots effort in 2009, the South Pasadena Arts Council is a nonprofit arts organization that develops educational and public arts programs; creates interactive projects; and collaborates with other organizations in the city of South Pasadena and the surrounding Los Angeles area to foster and produce cultural events featuring the visual, performing, literary and media arts.

SPARC is open to people in all creative fields, art appreciators, art patrons, educators, and any others interested in helping the arts thrive in South Pasadena and neighboring communities.

“Shared Space, A Creative Convolution of Human-AI Collaboration”

WHEN: By appointment Saturday, May 20, to Saturday, July 8; opening reception 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20

WHERE: SPARC Gallery at the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, 1121 Mission Street, South Pasadena

COST: Free