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Laconia Gallery



Tuesday, March 16, 2010 to Saturday, March 27, 2010

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 6-9pm
Videre poster

Videre: an exhibition of new video work from SMFA advanced video students

Laconia Gallery welcomes you to explore Videre, a group exhibition of new video work from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston advanced video installation course. Exhibiting artists include Fred Ata, Shane Butler, Ahyoung Choi, Stephen St. Francis Decky, Jill Fisher, Merideth Hillbrand, Nancy Ellen Jones, Sydney Kinchen, Katrina Neumann, Samantha Nye, Anna Rochinski, Coco Segaller, Lily Sheng, Michael Sims, Gabriel Sweet, Joanna Tam, Ali White, Melissa Woods, and Biying Zhang. With SMFA faculty Mary Ellen Strom, this group of young contemporary artists requests your presence and participation in this group show of new works.

The individual works present a broad range of ideas by makers from China, Dubai, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Brazil, Korea, Canada and the United States. Projects represent distinct subjects and styles including an intervention into the museum, an homage to Prince, experiences of immigration, a portrait of Guizhou and bad girl art. From high-end production, to stop motion animation, to do-ityourself theatricality, these new video works exhibit relationships to performance, site-work, painting, sculpture, film and digital culture.

Kip and Vanilla Chip, Stephen St. Francis Decky, 2010
Kip and Vanilla Chip is the story of a dog and cat preparing for winter in a pastel, dreamlike world. Through the use of handmade dolls and stopmotion animation, Stephen St. Francis Decky portrays a haunting, and often hilarious tale of survival and isolated beauty.