Our thanks to Aubrey-Longley Cook, Aurorah Yarberry, Christopher Boyle, Rachel Ibarra, and Tom Haney for joining us at 45 Seconds or Less: an evening with local filmmakers at Ponce City Market.  The evening  included beats by ReeDeLaVega and a Q&A with each of the artists as their shorts played in the Ponce Gallery.  In case you missed it, the artists’ work can be viewed on Youtube here and more information about each artist is below.

Aubrey Longley-Cook’s film, “Runaway,” combines embroidery and animation in a 14-frame film that documents the journey of a stray dog, Gus, who is rescued by the artist’s friend and nursed back to health. The looping animations serve as living portraits that depict Gus’ two-part story, his life after being rescued and the chaos of his unknown past as a stray.  A recipient of the 2014 Emerging Artist Award in media arts from Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Longley-Cook is currently a WonderRoot Walthall Artist Fellow. http://spoolspectrum.blogspot.com

Atlanta native Aurorah Yarberry presented at the event, but her work is not yet available online. Check back soon!  Yarberry owns her own production company, Spoken Word Pictures, which specializes in art, design and animation. http://spokenwordpictures.com

Motion designer and artist Christopher William Boyle shared his latest video project that blends experimentation with structured design principles. A graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design with a bachelor of fine arts degree in motion media design, Boyle’s work takes a stylistic approach to balancing abstraction of form and color in both film and animation. http://cwboyledesign.com

An avid paper mâché artist, Rachel Ibarra produced time lapse video featuring original paper mâché house plants. She draws inspiration for all of her films from honesty, color and rock & roll. Originally from Florida, Rachel holds a bachelor of fine arts degree and began her career as a successful still-life painter. http://raqit.tumblr.com

Tom Haney aims to breathe new life into obsolete objects through his work and showcases this passion with a video that combines woodcarving and automata, a moving mechanical device that imitates a human being. Transfixed by this dynamic combination, Haney creates modern offshoots of the Old World art form that is automata. He studied industrial design before becoming a full-time artist in 2000. http://www.tomhaney.com

Senga

01 31 2014 | Posted in Events

Have you seen it yet? Tommy Taylor’s exhibit Senga opened in the gallery at Ponce City Market last Friday. We celebrated with our friends at whitespace gallery with an opening reception in the space. Thanks to those who joined us!

Senga is the Japanese word for line drawing and represents the site-specific installation. The art of Japanese calligraphy has always inspired Taylor and is evident in this installation. Taylor opted to “color outside the lines,” extending his art outside of frame and canvas and onto the walls of the space, creating an interactive experience.

Senga is the first collaboration between Ponce City Market and whitespace gallery, which represents Tommy Taylor. Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 12-4 pm or by appointment (404) 849-8176 and will run until March 1, 2014.