Opening Wednesday, March 28th, from 5:45PM - 7:30PM
On view through Wednesday, December 31st
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.
Live Musical Performance & Lecture, Free admission
Brent Green is a visual artist, filmmaker, and storyteller. His rickety, folk/punk style has taken many forms, beginning with hand-drawn animated shorts, moving to three-dimensional wooden stop motion characters and, most recently, to pixilation of humans. A true outsider artist, Green sees the potential in all materials and molds them with a sense of urgency and wonder that permeates throughout his work. He will present his films live, via his signature narrative style, accompanied by musicians Joe Adamik (Califone, Iron & Wine), Jim Becker (Califone, Iron & Wine, The Paulina Hollers), Donna K (sound designer for Gravity), and Mike McGinley (Califone, The Bitter Tears). Green’s films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Getty, Walker Art Center, Rotterdam Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival. His latest EMPAC-commissioned work, Too Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, will premier at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Presented in collaboration with the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation’s Conversations at the Edge series.
Image credit: Brent Green, Tinkerer Used To Be A Trade, 2009, short film, courtesy of the artist