|About the Exhibition____________
A dynamic new exhibition series, Moving Media features emerging
artists working at the frontiers of digital video art. Since the early 20th Century artists such as Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) have been fascinated with the moving image as art form. Although the lines are blurred between film and video, video art often eschews conventional narrative cinema. It emerged as a distinct medium in the 1960s when Nam June Paik (1932-2006) began to use the first portable Sony video recorders and Andy Warhol (1928-87) screened underground films shot in 8mm and 16mm formats in his Factory studio. Contemporary artists including the Swiss Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962) and American Sadie Benning (b. 1973) continue to challenge the conventions of video art, experimenting with new digital and conceptual approaches, animation, and installation techniques. Reflecting the DCCA's commitment to the latest uses of technology in art, Moving Media profiles today's living artists whose diverse approaches range from the political to the comedic.
Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art
A Jackhammer is so REAL
January 7 - March 3, 2011
Philadelphia-based artist Edward Carey performs absurd physical acts using ordinary objects as props. The DCCA will present A Jackhammer is so REAL in which Carey turns his own body, including his head, into an alternative sculptural device.
Sensory Thought I
March 4 - May 5, 2011
Korean born, Brooklyn-based artist Jayoung Yoon visualizes the metaphysical presence of thought rising from a physical form. For the DCCA, Yoon will exhibit Sensory Thought I, in which the artist uses special effects to make herself appear as if in a meditative trance.
Young Love: A Romance in Three Acts
May 6 - July 7, 2011
Artist and web-based comic strip illustrator Claire Folkman draws inspiration from romance novels in her new 3-minute, "boy-meetsgirl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl-back" video trilogy, Young Love: A Romance in Three Acts.
About the Artists
EDWARD CAREY (Wynnewood, PA) received his BFA from the
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. He completed his MFA at the
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has exhibited his work
at a wide range of venues, including Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New
York, NY; Index Art Center, Newark, NJ; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA;
and Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, the Netherlands. He has also
worked as an Artist-in-Residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa
Fe, NM and on the island of Schiermonnikoog in the Netherlands.
JAYOUNG YOON (New York, NY) completed her BFA and MFA
in Painting at Hongik University, Seoul, Korea. She then received an
MFA in Fiber (textile art) from Cranbook Academy of Art, Bloomfield
Hills, MI. She has shown her work in a variety of solo and group
exhibitions in venues including School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD;
Abba Fine Art, Miami, FL; and Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State
University, Johnson City, TN. She has also worked as an Artist-in-
Residence at schools and art centers including Anderson Ranch Arts
Center, Snowmass Village, CO and Skowhegan School of Painting &
Sculpture, New York, NY.
CLAIRE FOLKMAN (Philadelphia, PA) received her BFA from
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA. She has exhibited
her work in a variety of venues throughout Philadelphia, including
Moore College, Compound Warehaus, Free Library of Philadelphia,
and Society Hill Synagogue. The Keisho Art Association in Aichi, Japan,
and the Moon and Stars Project in Istanbul, Turkey, have also featured