Liquid Pictures

January 8 - February 21, 2016

Adam Shecter, fragment from "Study for Satellites 3", 2015 animated gif
Melissa Brown, Game Changer, 2016 still from digital video
Erica Magrey, Tag Sale Cosmology, 2016 still from digital video
Erica Magrey, Tag Sale Cosmology, 2016 digital video
Leah Beeferman, Supersolid 1, 2014 still from digital video
Leah Beeferman, Supersolid 1, 2014 still from digital video
Melissa Brown, Game Changer, 2016 still from digital video
Erica Magrey, Tag Sale Cosmology, 2016 still from digital video

Press Release

Liquid Pictures is a show of video works by four artists centered around animation as wall tableau.  The time-based works – each occupying one wall of the gallery – deal with ideas of image, narrative, and landscape as fluid and temporal.
Leah Beeferman’s Supersolid 1, a video in which digitally painted forms, photos of rocks, and videos of running water drift very slowly across the screen, moving parallactically and suggesting a temporality both immediate and digital, and stretching into the geological.
Melissa Brown’s new animation brings together stop motion and video with animated collage, creating a frenetic, casino-like feeling of sounds, energy, and motion. Game Changer depicts a fantasy based on a prediction, which happens in a daydream about a game.
Erica Magrey’s video, Tag Sale Cosmology – originally designed for an interactive web platform – here is reconfigured into a series of directed shorts. Objects are placed into what Magrey calls her “cosmic scheme of trash and treasure” making their purposes become indeterminate.
Adam Shecter’s installation, Study for Satellites 3 uses three monitors to create intertwined vignettes, two in an ongoing series of character studies: discrete, layered worlds merge through multiple channels into one.  Here, the characters of “A” and “The Diver” are sketched for a forthcoming longer work inspired in part by the Canterbury Tales.
The show’s title refers to MTV’s 1990s animated shorts show Liquid Television, a singular showcase of experimental animation of its time.

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