Photography & Intermedia


Jonathan Monaghan | 10.27 – 11.13.2011 by Adriane
October 27, 2011, 12:00 am
Filed under: Atrium Gallery, Video Art

Dauphin is a term referring to the heir-apparent to the French throne. In the animation I explored the many iconic elements and narratives surrounding French monarchy such as lions, crowns, and the Fleur-de-lis by mixing them with elements from a more contemporary iconography. There is an almost irreverent use and misuse of these references in an attempt to create an absurd reality that is both familiar and alien at the same time.

Atrium Gallery – Western Michigan University

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Jonathan Monaghan (b. New York, 1986) makes short films that combine high end computer animation with surreal and fantastical scenes drawn from religious themes, popular culture and Western history. Work by Jonathan Monaghan has been shown in the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., the Today Art Museum in Beijing, as well as other galleries and venues in New York, Oslo, Berlin and London. His most recent solo exhibition “Life Tastes Good in Disco Heaven” was reviewed in the Washington Post.

www.jonmonaghan.com



Animator-vs-Animation by Adriane
October 25, 2011, 12:00 am
Filed under: repost, Web Art

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see flash animation



End of the World by Adriane
October 21, 2011, 12:00 am
Filed under: repost, Web Art

see flash animation



Kiera Faber | 10.10 – 10.26.2011 by Adriane
October 10, 2011, 12:00 am
Filed under: Atrium Gallery, Video Art

Living Organics explores issues of trust, destruction and loss through characters that exist within constructed environments. In this new world, things are not always as they appear. The natural order of beings is disrupted and altered, challenging our perceptions of what is good and pure. Malevolence and innocence intermingle in this place, with sadness as their common denominator. The film delves into that small space where evil and beauty meet, seductively soft yet dangerously quiet, providing an alluring foundation for a narrative to take shape.

Living Organics is a 10:44 experimental stop motion animation comprised of approximately 19,000 individual photographs shot on a Canon D-SLR.

Atrium Gallery – Western Michigan University

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Kiera Faber is a visual artist working in the mediums of film, photography, and drawing. She received her MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. Faber’s films have been nationally and internationally exhibited, most notably in Greece, Armenia, Brazil, New Zealand, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Nevada, Michigan and New York. Her first film, Children of God, was the 1st place grant winner of the Wonder Women Short Film Competition held at the Pen and Brush Gallery, NYC. Faber’s animation, Living Organics, was screened at the George Eastman House Museum of Photography and nominated for best domestic animation at the Queens International Film Festival. Solo exhibitions of Living Organics and its accompanying photographic series, 09.01.29, have been exhibited in Minneapolis and Altoona, PA. As part of the Midwest Photographers Project, Faber’s animation and photographic series is in the temporary collection of The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Currently, Faber is working on a combined stop motion animation and live motion short film funded through an Artist Intuitive Grant in Media Arts from the MN State Arts Board and a faculty research grant through St Cloud State University. Faber’s studio is in Saint Joseph, MN.

http://kierafaber.com



Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011 by Adriane
October 5, 2011, 10:38 pm
Filed under: Announcement



Vonda Yarberry by Adriane
October 4, 2011, 12:00 am
Filed under: Video Art


Meditation VII: Anxiety