Still from Take Your Picture with a Puma, 2010, by Jennifer Levonian (Courtesy of the artist and Fleisher/Ollman Gallery)
April 30 – May 31
Philadelphia-based artist Jennifer Levonian received an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and a B.F. A. from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. Levonian creates cut-paper animations that explore the ambivalence of everyday life. By bringing into focus the unnoticed events of daily life, the artist transforms them into bizarre and uncanny occurrences. Most of the time, her animations incorporate autobiographical elements, featuring the artist as their main protagonist. Jennifer Levonian is the recipient of a PEW Fellowship in the Arts 2009 Award. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, Exit Art in New York, Raid Projects in Los Angeles, and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia.
Jennifer Levonian in her studio
Still from Join the Freedom Force, 2009, by Martha Colburn (Courtesy of the artist)
June 1 – June 27
A self-taught filmmaker, Colburn has completed over 40 films since 1994. Originally working in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1990s, she self-released six records and toured American and European cinemas and music venues with her work. Since 2000, she has been working in the Netherlands and New York creating mainly stop-action animation, installations and live performances. She has made films for System of a Down singer Serj Tankian, Jad Fair of Half Japanese, has contributed animation to the movie 'The Devil and Daniel Johnson', and is a VJ for the band Deerhoof from San Francisco. She has performed with live projections and bands at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009), The Rotterdam Film Festival (2010) and will be performing later this summer at the SITE Santa Fe Biennial.
The Making of Join the Freedom Force
Still from International, 2010, by Joshua Mosley (Courtesy of the artist and Donald Young Gallery)
June 29 – July 25
Philadelphia artist Joshua Mosley received an M.F.A. and a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an A.A. from St. Louis Community College. The animated installation works that Mosley creates involve dialogue among characters striving to understand the world around them. Joshua Mosley is Associate Professor of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize, the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship. His work has exhibited and screened at the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
The making of International