Summer Solstice Slam: An exhibition of video and animation

Summer Solstice Slam
An exhibition of video and animation

2 nights only!
Thursday June 28th, 7-10 pm
Friday June 29th, 7-10 pm

Steuben West Gallery @ Juliana Curran Terian Design Center
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Preeti Belosay
Yi-Ju Chen
Paul F. Daniel
Tage Haun
Justin Maynard
Talissa Mehringer
David Pierce

Summer Solstice Slam celebrates a collection of work by Pratt Institute alumni specializing in film and animation. The works in this show explore elements of reality seen through surreal and metaphorical lenses. They create imaginative and unique realities to reflect on the real world. These works avoid the usage of speech and language and rely on the expressive nature of music and sound to fulfill their concepts. This exhibition provides a reason for artists and art lovers alike to coalesce at Pratt Institute for two special nights.

Preeti Belosay's "Yatra: The Journey" examines the cultural landscape of urban environments in Bombay, India and New York City.

Justin Maynard's "Submerged" illustrates an aquatic scene, following a group of dolphins on a serene quest from the surface to the ocean floor.

Yi-Ju Chen's "Between Zero and One" provides a peaceful and beautiful reflection about the gift of life, personified within a forest environment.

Paul Daniel's "Through the Corridors" is a metaphorical story describing a human's journey through the stages of life, illustrated with a painterly aesthetic inside of a surreal world.

Tage Haun's "Human Begin" is a story of a man who breaks away from a conformist society in a mechanical world to explore the beauty of nature and self-reflection.

In the "DJ Mayonnaise Hands and Friends: Inaugural Episode", artist David Pierce's alter ego DJ Mayonnaise Hands announces his candidacy for presidency. The Power Lunch Artists Collective provides an amusing recreation of the talent of upper class art gallery schmoozing.

Talissa Mehringer's "Lid" explores the transition between the conscious and subconscious, and reveals a mysterious world controlled by a man's inner thoughts.

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