ALLISON SCHULNIK at ZieherSmith, January 9th

Opening at ZieherSmith (NY) this Thursday, January 9th, from 6-8pm is “EAGER,” a solo exhibition of new paintings, ceramics, and major film by MMG artist, Allison Schulnik. With live musical accompaniment by Aaron M. Olson and ensemble at 7pm and 8pm, the opening reception will be a sensory foray into Schulnik’s interdisciplinary practice.

Says the gallery:

“ZieherSmith is pleased to present Allison Schulnik’s second solo exhibition at the gallery featuring the world premiere of her fourth animated film since 2000, Eager, along with related paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. Drawing from sources both autobiographical and inspirational, Eager is a poignant journey set between a timeless void and supernatural abundance; it is a celebration of the moving painting. An experiment in animation as dance (the artist was trained as a dancer), its subjects are choreographed in abstract, emotive gestures. The line is blurred between the material elements of painting (texture, color, form) and the physicality and movement of ballet and theater.  At over 8 minutes, the film is her longest to date.”

Additionally, The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut will host the museum premiere of Eager (2014) as part of the upcoming exhibition Allison Schulnik / MATRIX 168, presented February 6 – May 4, 2014.

For more information, please visit the exhibition page.


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