Reported by Katie Cropper.
This past friday Brooklyn bore witness to an onslaught of animators at the third annual Too Art 4 TV gallery show at the Erebuni gallery space in Williamsburg. This year’s show features a wild array of pieces from public art to pixel kitties. The house was packed in tight and the free beer was flowing if you were lucky enough to snag one, compliments of magic hat. The turn out for the event actually made it a challenge to see all the pieces offered by the 36 animation professionals. As I was pushing and squeezing my way through the opening exhibit I could help but think that this was a very uniquely new york event because of the real variety of work. One of the featured artist of the evening agreed saying “Animators man, who knew they were so multi talented? just look at this stuff!” My own favorite pieces from the evening were the two meticulously insane mural sized drawings of Christy Karakas as well as the robot sculptures by David Lipson. Some of the other work was more interactive and seemed to beg me to touch or in one case pick at, namely Stephen Neary’s giant nose. Although these pieces were all pretty different from each other you could really see the influence of animation in most of the work whether it was the children’s book type of color palette, the layout of the image as a scene or story, or the paused character in motion. New York should be proud of the work their professionals produce in their personal lives because it is just a taste of what lies in store for the future of animation.
2 Art 4 T.V. is on display from December 5th through December 15th at Erebuni 158 Roebling St. Brooklyn, NY 11211
HOURS: Mon & Tues 1pm-5pm (ring bell), open doors Wed – Friday 1pm-7pm and Sat & Sun 1pm-5pm.
Here’s another blog with some great pictures of the art work on exhibit: http://fantazmigoriuh.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/too-art-for-tv-recap/