C X Silver Gallery

Workshop Weekend · Michel Moyse · Lee Xi

A workshop weekend on Saturday and Sunday August 18 and 19, 2018, in Michel Moyse’s studio at 81 Pleasant Valley Road, West Brattleboro, VT, a collaboration between Center for Digital Art and C.X. Silver Gallery.

Introduction to the Contemporary Art Palette: the integration of traditional and modern aesthetic practices through drawing, painting, video, sound, and computer tools.

The two-day program is free with lunch provided for a donation and registration is required. To register contact Michel at mjmoyse@gmail.com or Adam Silver at info@cxsilvergallery.com.

Program:

Saturday morning 8/18, 9 am – 12 noon: An introduction to tools used with aesthetic elements and questions. 12 noon to 1 pm: Lunch provided on-site. 1-4 pm: Application of tools and consideration of aesthetic approaches. During the morning and afternoon, outdoor walks, and viewings of film excerpts related to workshop discussions. Bring your own laptop or share the two laptops on-site. Recommended programs to install: 1) Flash 2) ArtRage.

Sunday morning, 8/19, 9 am to 12 noon: Develop and experiment with work started on Saturday. Collaborate with participants as relevant or needed. 12 noon to 1 pm: Lunch provided on-site. 1-4 pm: Culminating session. During the morning and afternoon, outdoor walks, and viewings of film excerpts related to workshop discussions.

Sunday evening 6-9 pm: 1) Potluck meal joining with Brattleboro West Arts. 3) Michel and Lee present their work and discuss art processes.

About the Presenters:

Michel Moyse, artist, filmmaker and teacher, is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Digital Art in Brattleboro, Vermont. Michel has an extensive background in film and experimental art. His multi-screen video artwork has been shown in the United States and abroad. Prior to his position as Artistic Director of CDA, Michel was Sound Editor in New York City for such directors as Woody Allen, Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Peter Yates, and Otto Preminger. Throughout his career, Michel has been a working artist with a passion for experimental art and video. After working for many years with oils, canvas, plastic and glass, Michel’s work turned towards what he calls ‘motionpainting’ – artwork that transforms the concept of traditional two-dimensional art through an exploration of creative possibilities inherent in hybrid artforms that integrate drawing, painting, video, animation, sound and narrative elements. Michel is recipient of numerous awards and grants, including two Golden Reel nominations in Sound Editing and three Vermont Artists grants.

Lee Xi, video artist, uses non-traditional materials working in two and three dimensions and animation film. His work suggests the struggle between the limitations of life and its limitless perception, dealing with such questions as what is the gap between the reality and the imagination. Born during China’s Cultural Revolution, and now as part of the contemporary Chinese art scene, Lee has appeared in group exhibitions in China, the United States and Europe. Having received his MFA in fine art from The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and splitting his time between China, New York and Vermont, he has been teaching at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. He explains his work process: “I have experimented with technology. I contemplate the transition from the mechanical to the biological. I have seen the unbroken procession from day to night, the cycle between sunlight and the world of electricity. During the day I follow the structure of the world as defined by shadows. At night, I conceive more power over the shadow by controlling illumination. I am interested in the space between the object and shadow, in which, I believe, art exists. A dramatic relationship is between structure and sensibility created by repetition, change, shifts, and the fluidity of action. By doing this, there is a disregard for the boundaries between substance and shadow, and time and space.”

To see Michel & Lee’s work, see https://sites.google.com/site/michelmoyseart/ and http://cxsilvergallery.com/le-xi/

* Inquiries and to register for the workshop, contact Michel Moyse at mjmoyse [at] gmail.com or Adam Silver at info [at] cxsilvergallery.com.
* Registrants are expected to be here for the whole experience.
* Don’t forget to bring your laptop loaded with at least a demo of Flash and ArtRage if at all possible.
* In lieu of donation towards lunch you can bring a potluck dish to share.