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Animation

Sweaty Eyeballs 2021

In 2015, I attended a Sweaty Eyeballs invitational screening at the Brown Center at MICA. If I were a religious person, I would probably say it was like a religious experience. Alas, I am not, but I would describe it as an important night for me – I left feeling inspired and full of wonder. My glass was full. I had just started graduate school, and this night was like a big, welcoming door that swung open for me.

It was a fantastic night – sitting in an actual theater and watching programming one doesn’t often see in actual theaters. I was moved. I loved it. I wanted to be a part of it.

@sweatyeyeballsanimation is a 7-day juried festival of the world’s most boundary-pushing, mind-blowing animation, and this year you can watch from anywhere in the world! Sweaty Eyeballs is hybrid for 2021 and will offer both online streaming AND in-person screenings at the historic SNF Parkway Theatre in Station North Arts + Entertainment District theater in Baltimore, MD. Follow @sweatyeyeballsanimation for ticketing and pass updates and programming news. 

I am so happy, therefore, to say The Benefits of Radiation will be screened at the SNF Parkway Theatre, for the first time in an actual theater. I love this film, and I am happy for it to be included.

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Animation

A Window of Opportunity

Three of my animations are looping in the front window of Maryland Art Place this week. I’ve been really looking forward to doing some public projection pieces. I’m very grateful for this window of opportunity!

photo courtesy of Melissa Penley Cormier
photo courtesy of Melissa Penley Cormier
photo courtesy of Melissa Penley Cormier

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ART

Footwork

For this month’s exhibition at the Hamilton Gallery and Artist Collective, I threw my best feet forward. These giant drawings were only home for a day from the last exhibition before heading back out.

On view until October.

Woman looking at drawings in a gallery
Two drawings of fishnet feet, and a four small dioramas in altoid tins on a gallery wall.
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Animation

Supernova Silent Screen

Re-Generation 6th annual supernova digital animation festival.

I am very fortunate to have been included in the Supernova Silent Screen festival hosted by the Denver Digerati in, well, Denver. I made a specially cropped version of Brood X just for this festival. And then added music and some other scenes, which is the version I’ve linked to in this sentence.

Brood X will be shown on screen 6. From their website:

A brand new screen in 2021, the 15th and Champa location is a super high pixel pitch, non-standard format that is close to street level, making it highly visible to anyone passing by. Denver Digerati is very excited to inaugurate this dynamic LED as part of our Silent Screen program in 2021.

https://denverdigerati.org/silent-screen-2021
Silent Screen September 18th, noon -8PM, downtown Denver.

I won’t make it out there to see this in person, but the organizers were kind enough to send some pics and footage of this week’s screen test.

An LED screen showing a giant raccoon looking at cicada people.
An LED screen showing black birds looking at cicada people.

I’m very grateful to be a part of this! I hope someone in Denver gets a kick out of this video.

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Joie de Vivre

Young Blood

Young Blood banner, Maryland Art Place

The irony of the title isn’t lost on me, but I’m so grateful to have been included in the exhibition. I loved doing my graduate show online – it made sense, since that’s really how it all started for me. But there’s something delightful about an in-person event.

My 3D prints are in the show, as well as The Benefits of Radiation. I made a zine for the show, too!

Here’s the deets, from MAP’s website.

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce the return of Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. This marks MAP’s 12th Young Blood program which has, to date,  provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 Young Blood has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis project(s). The exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging in media.

Young Blood took a brief hiatus due to the pandemic last year. As result  exhibting artists have graduated from their MFA programs in 2020, in addition to current MFA candidates (2021) were invited to participate. 

Brandon Ables | UMBC 

Jason Charney | UMBC 

Elijah Davis | UMBC

Jim Doran |  Towson University 

Brianna Doyle | Towson University 

Tinglan Huang | MICA 

Yifan Luo | MICA

Noah McWilliams | UMD

McKinley Wallace | MICA 

You Wu | Towson University

The exhibition will be on view Thursday, July 15 – Saturday, August 21. A physical opening reception will be held at Maryland Art Place (MAP) located at 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 20201 on Thursday, July 15 between the hours of 6 and pm.