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Artist's Showcase; Gallery Piece, The

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Series
Artist's Showcase
Program
Gallery Piece, The
Series Description

Anthology series of experimental, avant garde video productions. Program titles: "DANCE FOR CAMERA - SHOW I: DISTRICT I and PALE COOL, PALE WARM;" "DANCE FOR CAMERA - SHOW II: TZADDICK;" "DANCE FOR CAMERA - SHOW III: GEORGE'S HOUSE;" "SELECTED WORKS - 1974 - 1975;" "THE GIRL WITH THE FLAXEN HAIR;" "SET OF COINCIDENCE;" "ALL ACROSS BOSTON;" " UNTITLED PERFORMANCE BY ROBERT GOLDMAN;" "QUIDDATAS;" "TELEPORTRAITS;" "FOUR SIDED TAPES;" "AMY LOWELL;" "PRIMORDIAL SOUP;" "HOWARD;" "THIRD TAPE;" "PAST FANTASIES;" "SEMI BUFFET;" "EAST ENDED TAPE;" "A COLOR PIECE FOR TV;" "CONTEXTS AND ONE AND MANY;" "THREE TRANSITIONS;" "CITY SCAPE;" "OUT OF TIME;" "NO TITLE." Series release date: 1975

Program Description

In “The Gallery Piece,” Connors’ signature miniature sets and stop motion animation are used to re-create the environment of an art gallery. Colorful abstract paintings, many of them geometric in style, line the gallery walls. One room hosts a series of black-and-white photographs of a cat. Clay figures stop to examine the works and to greet one another. At one point, the gallery’s occupants gather in a small theater to view a projected work featuring a moving image collage of a musical number, a ballet pas de deux, and a boxing match. The soundtrack to “The Gallery Piece” often takes the form of overheard conversations. At times, the spoken text appears to correspond to the figure depicted.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Miniature objects
Art museums
Topics
Film and Television
Creators
Connors, Betsy ()
Citation
Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Gallery Piece, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_390C0DC8C09F4D088336D03843ADDF95.
MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Gallery Piece, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_390C0DC8C09F4D088336D03843ADDF95>.
APA: Artist's Showcase; Gallery Piece, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_390C0DC8C09F4D088336D03843ADDF95
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