Artist's Showcase; Gallery Piece, The
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- Artist's Showcase
- 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
- Media Type
- Miniature objects
- Art museums
- Film and Television
- Connors, Betsy ()
- Chicago: “Artist's Showcase; Gallery Piece, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed February 19, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_390C0DC8C09F4D088336D03843ADDF95.
- MLA: “Artist's Showcase; Gallery Piece, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. February 19, 2017. <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