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Epson Large Venue Projectors Showcase the Marriage of Art and Tech with Installations at Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Show

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Press release date: April 8, 2014

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, has partnered with Silicon Valley Contemporary (SVC) to provide 3-chip 3LCD large venue projectors for the Moving Image Experience curated by Paul Young, director of Young Projects gallery, Los Angeles. The inaugural contemporary art fair, taking place April 10 through 13 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, showcases the most respected and renowned contemporary fine art, video and digital installations from around the world.

SVC will present approximately $100 million in contemporary art for purchase, representing the finest work by 300 artists, exhibited by 50 prominent galleries from 10 countries. It is the most extensive selection of esteemed art work ever assembled in the region, exploring the dynamic intersection between art and technology. The Moving Image Experience is designed to provide visitors with the best examples of artists who are using technology in their studio practice, helping visitors see how technology based artworks have evolved over the years.

"The art community has seen a surge of artists focusing on new media and this revolution happened with the advancement of digital projection technology," said Paul Young, curator, Moving Image Experience, SVC. "It was imperative that I showcase these amazing artists' work in the best light, so I required projection technology with superior image quality and high brightness. Epson was the natural choice."

Utilized in four different installations exhibiting moving image art, Epson's large venue projectors provide ultimate multimedia experience with real life colors and advanced features including 3-chip 3LCD technology, up to 10,000 lumens of color brightness and 10,000 lumens of white brightness2, optional lenses with lens shift, built-in edge blending and diverse selection of inputs.

"We understand what artists need when it comes to projection – they want to see their art shine the way they envisioned, without color or image distortion," said Sean Gunduz, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America. "Compared to single chip projection solutions, our 3-chip 3LCD large venue projectors provide vivid images with true-to-life colors and the ultimate projection experience for the Moving Image Exhibit at Silicon Valley Contemporary." For more information on Epson's range of large venue projections, visit www.epson.com/largevenue.

About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

About SVC
This April 2014, Silicon Valley Contemporary will be the first art fair in the heart of California's technology industry mecca, connecting select international exhibitors with this highly desirable market through innovative programming and events. Silicon Valley Contemporary will bring together innovators and influencers from the worlds of art and technology, including curators, collectors, museum directors, international artists and art dealers, CEOs, and angel investors. The fair offers the public an opportunity to see the how the newest technological innovations are impacting art practices around the world.

At the heart of this initiative is the appointment of Paul Young, director of Young Projects, Los Angeles, as curator of the fair's Moving Image Experience, a presentation of artists whose work ranges from single channel video works that span animated, narrative and performance-based pieces, to computer-based installations, 3D works and interactive projects, including the "Mutual Wave Machine" by Suzanne Dikker, Matthias Oostrik, Peter Burr, Diederik Schoorl, Matthew Patterson Curry, and Oliver Hess, presented by Marina Abramovic Institute on exhibit throughout the fair.

Follow SVC on twitter at https://twitter.com/svcontemporary, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/svcontemporary.

1 Based upon Q4 2013 worldwide front projection market share estimates from PMA Research.
2 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.

Note: EPSON is a registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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