Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Me and We: the Individual and the Collective

Call for submissions for the annual Spring Juried Show!

This years show is called "Me and We: The Individual and the Collective"

Submissions are due February 27 at Midnight

Submission Guidelines:
  • All Current Brown and RISD students may submit up to 3 works
  • Submissions should include students name, school, department, year of graduation, box number, and phone number
  • For each submission please include jpegs at 72dpi and approx 600x600 pixels, title, medium, dimensions, and a brief statement about the work
  • Email submissions to HillelGalleryProject@gmail.com with "Me and We" in the subject line
  • View full guidelines and terms here, along with a helpful submission form
  • Any questions, email HillelGalleryProject@gmail.com

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Waltz With Bashir nominated for Oscar!

After winning a Golden Globe Award Ari Folman and David Polonsky's "Waltz With Bashir" has been nomated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film! 

"Folman's critically-acclaimed film traces the author's journey to put together his memories from his time as an Israeli soldier during the invasion of Lebanon in 1982, and later the massacres at the Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps in Beirut. 

The film uses a striking combination of frame-by-frame and computer generated animation to create a powerful and at times surreal portrayal of war and the way memory plays tricks on the mind. 

The film 
was screened in Lebanon last Saturday, although it is officially banned in that country. 

The documentary has already been screened in Ramallah and may soon be shown in the Arab gulf states as well, Folman told Haaretz. 
- Haaretz: Israel's Waltz with Bashir,' on 1982 Lebanon War Nominated for Oscar

David Polonsky, who worked as Art Director on the film, will be be participating a in a three month residency at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design beginning in February. 
Check back at this website for the most updated information on residency events like lectures, classes, exhibition, and screenings.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Graham Day Guerra "Ex Nihilo" and Leigh Tarentino "Recent Work"

images (c) Leigh Tarentino and Graham Guerra, respectively

Hillel Gallery Project is honored to be exhibiting work by artists Leigh Tarentino and Graham Guerra.

Leigh Tarentino is an Assistant Professor at Brown who makes paintings, works on paper and digital prints constructed from photographs of the built landscape. She received a BFA in Painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design. 

Her upcoming exhibition in February 2009 will be at Black and White Gallery in New York. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Stas Namin Centre, Moscow, Russia; Bank Gallery, Los Angeles; the University Art Museum, State University of New York at Albany; and The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, among others. Her work has been included in Scope New York, London, Miami and Hamptons. She was awarded a Pollock-Krasner grant in 2008. She is represented by Black and White Gallery in New York. 

Graham Guerra is an Assistant Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Pratt Institute of Art. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University. His large-scale charcoal and graphite drawings are created based on virtual models that he generates using digital photographic and 3D rendering technologies.

His work has been shown at Wardlow Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston; Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn; Van Brunt Gallery, New York; and Bellwether, New York, among others. His work has been included in Scope New York, Miami, and Hamptons as well as Kunst Zurich in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2008 he was awarded a Faculty Development Grant from the Pratt Institute of Art and a Wardlow International Residency in Melbourne, Austrialia.

Both exhibits will run from January 23- February 4 with a reception on January 29 at 7pm.

Waltz With Bashir wins Golden Globe!

Congratulations to Ari Folman and David Polonsky on winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film!

David Polonsky, the film's Art Director will be coming to Brown Univerisity and the Rhode Island School of Design in February for a three month artist's residency.

For more information on the residency, check back soon or join our mailing list by emailing hillelgalleryproject@gmail.com.