DateMay 11, 2024
Event Starts2:59 PM
LocationJanet Hennessey Dilenschneider Gallery
Doors OpenPlease Refer to Our Gallery Hours
- Saturday, May 11, 2024 2:59PM 2:59 PM
The exhibition showcases the artwork that animation filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist, Anne H. Beal, created in response to the music of the album, Exuberance by NYC-based composer, Christopher Zuar.
Since 2018, Anne Beal has been developing a body of work that includes hand-painted watercolor animation, paintings and works on paper. The work expresses the sonic palette of a jazz orchestra through intricately crafted animation.
The animated sequences will be displayed on monitors, with the animation frames installed beside them. Some of the animation art will be framed and available for purchase, while selected animation frames will be woven together with twine, resembling a quilt or prayer flags. The viewer will be able to see and appreciate the progression of the animation artwork. In this way, the viewer will get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of time-based media.
The gallery exhibition is on view from April 2nd to May 12th with an Opening Reception April 11th. The Sheen Center will host a concert featuring the Christopher Zuar Orchestra and Anne Beal's projected animation on May 11th, 2024.
Anne H. Beal is an animation filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist. Heavily influenced by her musical training, Anne investigates Play, female
empowerment, and mental health using experimental animation and sound. Her films, music videos, and animation work have screened internationally
at Ottawa International Animation Festival, Annecy (France), Tricky Women (Austria), and many more. She has been been awarded artist residencies
at MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences in support of her forthcoming production exploring mental illness through
Anne roots her work in watercolors and acrylics, painting her animated films on paper and in books. Positioning (2016) and Balance and Swing
(2012) enjoyed extensive festival runs and have been displayed in group gallery shows at Platform Project Space (Brooklyn, NY), Plymouth State
University (Plymouth, NH), and Woods-Gerry Gallery (Providence, RI).
Anne is an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and recipient of the John A. Chironna Scholarship for creative excellence. She
taught animation in the Film/Video/New Media/Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) from 2014-2017 and has
lectured at RISD, Parsons, Pratt, MassArt, Brooklyn College, and SVA. In her teaching practice, Anne encourages students to develop their stories
through experimentation. She emphasizes the importance of allowing room for discovery in the act of making. She has shifted her focus away from
Academia to focus on her animation studio, Handmade Motion, LLC, but she continues to give workshops in community centers around the East
Anne is half of Tonal Conversations, an ongoing watercolor animation & jazz orchestra collaboration with her husband, composer, Christopher Zuar.
The animation and live music will be performed on May 11th, 2024, at the Sheen Center in NYC, accompanied by a gallery exhibition of the
Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The gallery entrance is located on Elizabeth Street.