Pace Digital Gallery is pleased to present Me, My Camera, and I.
Curated by Jillian Mcdonald, the exhibition features four video artists who perform in their own videos using low tech, do-it-yourself methods. All four artists take found media as a starting point - whether Hollywood films, archival interviews, or an audio tape found in a junk shop; humour and a sense of absurd pathos run throughout the work.
Kara Hearn is an interdisciplinary video artist. She makes quiet and absurd work about the way tragedies reside in the head; the way heroisms play out in the mind’s eye, the inside place where stories get conjured, dreamed, remembered. Hearn’s work has been screened and exhibited at such venues as Recess Activities, DiverseWorks, White Columns, The Luckman Gallery, Pacific Film Archive, New Langton Arts, the Walker Art Center, and the Dallas Video Festival. She received an MFA from the University of California at Berkeley in 2007 and was a Core Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston from 2007-2009. She currently works and resides in Brooklyn, NY.
ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER, 2007, 27 min 43 sec
REINCARNATED SCENES (E.T.), 2005, 1 min 27 sec
Alison S. M. Kobayashi is a visual artist working in video, performance, installation and drawing. She was born and raised in Mississauga and is currently working between Toronto and Brooklyn. Her interest in found narratives resulted in two video works, From Alex To Alex and Dan Carter. Finding a lost letter in the first case, and a discarded answering machine tape in the second, Kobayashi imagines identities for each person mentioned in the narrative and then performs all the roles herself. In 2006 she won the TSV Artistic Vision Award for Best Local Short Film at the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival and in 2007 was awarded the Mississauga Arts Award for Best Emerging Artist. Her films have been shown in Canada, the U.S., Spain, the Netherlands and Hong Kong.
DAN CARTER, 2006, 14 min 58 sec
FROM ALEX TO ALEX, 2006, 6 min, 11 sec
Frank McCauley, a Jacksonville, FL native, received his BFA in painting from Winthrop University, and his MFA from Syracuse University. Frank has been the Director and Curator for Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, NY and is currently the Assistant Director and Chief Curator for the Sumter County Gallery of Art. As an artist he has been in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has had solo exhibitions in CA as well as NY. Whether through printmaking, painting, video or performance, his work extends from an internal investigation of childhood role models, popular icons and cultural stereotypes and questions commonly held assumptions of how we construct our own individual identities.
ACTION AT HOME, 2010, 2 min 52 sec
Adie Russell was born in Pittsburgh in 1971 and grew up around Europe and the US. She currently lives in upstate NY where she is hard at work on her upcoming show Most Extreme Perfect That Exists.
WHO I AM, (RICHARD ALPERT), 2008, 4 min
* Catalog available online - download pdf(2.8MB)