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Lisa Crafts 3 Natura Mortes, 2010


Still Life with Gummibears, Still Life with Honeybee, Still Life with grasshopper Overgrowth, 2010


Digital Video Animation


Lisa Crafts’ sly, whimsical animations use a deceptively light touch to bring attention to environmental devastation. Her animation combines stop-motion animation, video, photographs, and audio design. In her works, Still Life with Gummibears and Oil Spill with HoneyBee, Uses the lush romantic over- tones of Dutch seventeenth century still life painting crossed with moving images of fast food and urban settings. Crafts references the golden age of still life paintings, which coincided with the age of exploration, and the ramifications of the capitalism, industrializa- tion, and exploitation that ensued.


Bio Lisa Crafts is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow, and has received grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and The MacDowell Colony. She teach- es in the Film/Video department at Pratt In- stitute. Her commissioned animation includes work created for music television, Sesame Street, and American Movie Classics. More recently, she has focused on animation for documentaries, including title sequences, memories, dreams, and hallucinations. In addition to animated films, Crafts also paints quietly disturbing psychological landscapes that capture the dreamlike dissonance of the American roadside. They have been exhibited at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in L.A., and Cav- in-Morris Gallery in New York City.


Environmental


Several artists consider the fate of the environment using inventive cri- tique, as technology becomes both a form of expression and a cautionary tale. Artists speak to the important environmental issues of our day, often critiquing current models of production of energy, food and natural resources. The relationship of the natural to the technological is explored in poetic, hopeful, and critical ways.


Lisa Crafts, Carter Hodgkin Debra Krikun Maria Michails William Meyer


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