GIF Studio: Web Animation and Studio Art

JEPSON CENTER January 21 - April 12, 2015

Sassoon Studio Visit
The animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) has risen in recent years from a crude adornment of early websites to an emerging contemporary art form. Alongside rising popular appeal, GIFs have also made the leap into both web-based and physical art exhibitions and installations. This small exhibition highlights the GIF in relation to traditional studio art practice, including the work of artists who use traditional art methods to create GIFs, bring web animations into physical gallery space, or recreate traditional art spaces (studio, museum, gallery) in browser space. Artists include T.S. Abe, Anthony Antonellis, Carolyn Frischling, Vince McKelvie, Eva Papamargariti, Nicholas Sassoon and Drew Tyndell.