"Animation: A Natural Evolution of the Human Mind" - Artist Talk with Kathy Smith

Organization Tamarind Art Council
Hours Thursday: 06:30pm - 08:00pm

the event is free and open to the public

Address 142 East 39th Street, New York, NY, United States
Phone 212.200.8000
Website http://www.tamarindarts.org/events.aspx
Start October 15, 2009
End October 15, 2009
Closed Sunday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday
Tamarind Art Council is proud to present a lecture and an artist discussion with Kathy Smith, renowned painter and animator from Australia. On Thursday October 15th Kathy Smith will be discussing her work from a perspective of painter/animator to digital artist and teacher combining theory and practice. “As the evolution of our minds increase in the potential for expression so too does the desire for new ways to illuminate this through art, technology and science. It is the framework we employ via digital media and animation to convey the temporal experience of everyday life constructed or deconstructed through discreet moments, fragments or frames.” -Kathy Smith Kathy Smith’s work will be on display in the current group exhibition titled “Ingots of Liquid Light“ at Tamarind Art Council. The Exhibition is open to the public October 13 - November 28, 2009. About the Artist: Kathy Smith is an Australian artist who works with several mediums including painting, installation, and sound. Her work has been shown internationally in group and solo exhibitions. She graduated from the Sydney College of the Arts in 1985 with a degree in Visual Communication. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California and is working on her new research project Sippages. DELIRIUM/Delusion (1987, super 8 & 16mm, 4:00) in its original presentation was an installation of nine large oil paintings suspended from the ceiling with a four minute animation running on a video loop. Together through the use of installation, animation and sound DELIRIUM/Delusion immerses the viewer in an interactive art experience. DELIRIUM/Delusion was exhibited at SACI, Florence Italy in 1988, and at Window Gallery, Sydney in 1990. The animated film DELIRIUM was nominated for Best Experimental Film at the 1988 Australian Film Institute Awards. Indefinable Moods (2001, 35 mm, 6:40) began as 23 oil painted panels. Each painting represents unconscious imagery. Working with 3D software Smith constructed a symbolic narrative with the images. The final film uses a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack of arrhythmic patterns, maintaining a motif of destruction and recreation. Indefinable Moods won Best Animated Short at the USA Film Festival and was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002. For more information about Tamarind Art Council, please visit our website at www.tamarindarts.org. Tamarind Art Council is located at 142 E. 39th Street, New York, NY, 10016. Contact us by calling (212)200-8000 or emailing admin@tamarindarts.org.

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