STORMY HANDS

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OCTOBER 1 – DECEMBER 10, 2011

Reception:
November 4th, 2011 7pm

Artists Involved:
Sarah D’Angelo

For her recent stop motion animation work, Stormy Hands, Sarah D’Angelo listens. The new work comes as a result of an open submission call for dreams from a variety of acquaintances. The dreams that poured in varied, from euphoric to horrific, realistic to completely surreal. In an earlier work, D’Angelo’s first stop motion animation It Speaks to Me, it seemed that the story was dictated by the nature of the characters and materials. The structure is similar in Stormy Hands: spontaneous narratives merging together through the medium of stop motion animation, morphing, melting and imploding into consecutive stories, like a dream.

By approaching the subject with whimsy, Sarah D’Angelo owns up to the medium, fully committing these elements to the narratives she was given. There is something heartbreaking about the simple movements of her meticulously sculpted characters; a strange understanding that exists only between inanimate objects, which in turn seem all too aware of their short and doomed life. Mountains, deer and body parts collapse into each other and reform as new creatures, all made from the same material in this strange world.

An artist talk is scheduled for Friday, November 4th, 2011

This installation consists of two parts:

It Speaks to Me runs from October 1st to November 3rd.

Story Hands runs from November 4th to December 10th.