Celebrating three distinguished British artists working in diverse media Correspondences features work by the filmmaker Nicky Hamlyn, painter Angela Allen and video artist Simon Payne. Organized to coincide with the 18th edition of Media City Film Festival, this exhibition deals with questions of colour, frame, medium, perceptual modalities, and translation between media.
All of the artists will be in attendance from the United Kingdom for an exhibition walk through and accompanying panel discussion on Thursday, May 24th at 2:00 p.m.
Nicky Hamlyn studied Fine Art at the University of Reading. From 1979-1981 he was workshop organizer at the London Filmmakers' Cooperative, where he co-founded the magazine Undercut. His work has been exhibited at venues and festivals worldwide, including at six previous editions of Media City and in recent solo screenings at the Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), Double Negative (Montréal) and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. His book Film Art Phenomena was published by the BFI (2003). He has also published widely on aspects of artists' / experimental film and video, most recently on the expanded projector films of Lis Rhodes, Steve Farrer and Guy Sherwin in the book Expanded Cinema (Tate, 2011). He has completed over forty films, videos and installations since 1974.
Angela Allen studied Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art and received an MFA from Coventry University. Since 1980, her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at a variety of galleries in and around London, England. This engagement will be the first public viewing of her paintings in Canada.
Simon Payne studied Time Based Media at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone and Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee. His work has been shown at numerous venues around the world, including Anthology Film Archives (New York), the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and EMAF (Osnabrück). The Serpentine and Whitechapel Galleries in London have also exhibited his work, as has Tate Modern, for which he curated a series entitled Colour Field Films and Videos (2008). Payne has also written extensively on experimental film and video and is editor of Sequence, an artists' journal published by no.w.here in London, UK.
Correspondences is presented by the Art Gallery of Windsor and 18th annual Media City Film Festival (22-26, 2012), in partnership with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. Media City would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, its sponsors, donors and members.
18th Annual Media City Film Festival (May 22-26, 2012): mediacityfilmfestival.com
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