November 8, 2007 - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Cliff Evans: Empyrean
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November 8, 2007

Cliff Evans: Empyrean

Cliff Evans, still from Empyrean, 2007

Cliff Evans
Empyrean

November 9, 2007 – January 13, 2008

280 The Fenway, Boston, MA USA
Open Tues – Sun, 11am – 4:45pm
(001) 617 278 5165

www.gardnermuseum.org

Cliff Evans: Empyrean is a new digital projection by leading video artist Cliff Evans and the first solo-museum exhibition of the artist’s work. Using images excerpted from the Internet to create an animated five-panel collage, Evans turns a critical eye on contemporary American culture and challenges the viewer to confront issues of power, politics, militarism life-style and control in our society. Infused with the artist’s wry sense of humor and keen eye for color and detail, Empyrean is as engaging as it is disquieting.

Cliff Evan’s work has been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Maryland Art Place, Baltimore; Creative Research Lab, Austin; and at Location One, NY. He has also screened at numerous film festivals, including CinemaTexas and the Brooklyn and Boston Underground Film Festivals, and his collaborations with composers have at Tanglewood, Harvard University and the Camberwells Composers’ Collective in London.

Conversations with Cliff Evans:

Saturday, November 10, 1:30pm
Pieranna Cavalchini, Curator of Contemporary Art, Gardner Museum.

Thursday, November 15, 7:00pm
Mary Ellen Strom, artist and teacher at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Thursday, November 29, 6:30pm
Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media at Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Thursday, December 20, 7:00pm
George Fifield, Director, Boston Cyberarts Festival.

open-PLAYER, an innovative technology that ensures synchronization and playback of High Definition streams was used for playback of Empyrean.

The Artist-in-Residence Program is made possible, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Nimoy Foundation. The museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Media Sponsor: The Boston Phoenix.

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