CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN – Artwork from “Consuming Spirits” – April 12 – 20, 2013

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Synchronicity Space and Animation Breakdown present an exhibition featuring artist and animator Christopher Sullivan. The exhibition features stills and sculpture from Sullivan’s animated feature, “Consuming Spirits”. As well as showcasing Sullivan’s work, the exhibition’s opening reception also provides the after-party for the screening of “Consuming Spirits” at the Cinefamily theater earlier in the evening. The reception will be held at Synchronicity Space on April 12, 9pm – 12:30am. The exhibition will be on display at Synchronicity Space from April 12 through April 20.

About the artist:

Christopher Sullivan has been creating experimental film and theater for 30 years. He has shown work in festivals, theaters and museums world wide, including the Zagreb World Festival of Animation; Humboldt Film Festival; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Ottawa Animation Festival; Guggenheim Museum; Boston Museum; Tribeca Film Festival, Osian’s Cinefest in India, in Haifa film festival, Chicago international, Milano, Vancouver International, Pacific Film Archives Denver Starz; and New York’s Film Forum. “Consuming Spirits” began production in earnest in 1999 after receiving funding by a fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and then equal funding came in the next year from Artist The Rockefeller Foundation Film Fellowship. Just as “Consuming Spirits” is finally finished, Christopher received a Creative Capital Grant to start work on another experimental feature, “The Orbit of Minor Satellites”.

Christopher Sullivan lives in Chicago, where he makes work, teaches at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and is father to Carmen and Silvia Abelson.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:

Consuming Spirits. 16mm animation, 130min. 1998-2012
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus. 16mm animation, 23 min. 1992
Rume’s. 16mm experimental narrative, 90 min. 1988
Master of Ceremonies. 16mm animation, 9 min. 1986
The Beholder. 16mm animation, 10 min. 1983
Ain’t Misbehavin’ 16mm animation, 6 min. 1981
Lessons. 16mm animation, 5 min. 1980, Tea. Super-8 animation, 3 min. 1979

 

Animation Breakdown is an organization dedicated to supporting, celebrating and showcasing the greatest in mind-expanding international animation, old and new, shorts and features. Through screenings, art exhibitions, panels, and workshops, Animation Breakdown strives to supply Los Angeles with stimulating events that both entertain and raise a greater awareness of the incredible art form of animation — while offering the contemporary animation community (both in LA and abroad) with a a forum to showcase their work and find inspiration. Born of the creative think tank of The Cinefamily, LA’s popular non-profit cinematheque, the organization is their signature brand for animation programming; inaugurated in 2011 with a six-day film festival, as well as an art exhibition at Synchronicity Space.

Synchronicity is an art gallery but in practice it is much more. Located in East Hollywood in Los Angeles, its doors are open to a community of contemporary thinkers whose goal is to make thoughtful and intelligent work without limiting themselves to a specific medium. Synchronicity hosts exhibitions, screenings, performances, and parties. Staying active within the community and also bringing others into it remains the space’s most important goal.

Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 1 – 7pm.

For more information please contact the gallery at 818-863-6528 or info@syncspacela.com.

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