August 27, 2021

Non-narrative animation exhibition featured in Ringel Gallery

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University Galleries, in partnership with Purdue Polytechnic Institute’s Department of Computer Graphic Technology, is exhibiting artwork featuring non-narrative animation in the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. This exhibition is open through Oct. 1. 

This exhibition presents work by artists Karen Kriss, HaRan Kim, Yaloo Lim, and Jake Fried, who use concepts of motion and animation in both their practices and in the works presented. The works displayed illuminate the ever-present conceptual tension between the moving image we perceive and the static image of which it is constructed. Four artists, representing different ways of making, share their works, which ‘animate’ at multiple levels, using projection and lens technology to integrate motion, sculpture, static image and altered perceptions of time and space. Movement —whether on the screen or in the eye — is both visual and conceptual in these works. The materiality of motion and its new dimensions of visual language pervade the production space of the artists as well as the gallery space.

Rather than using animation only as a vehicle of narrative, the artists included explore motion as a way of expanding the materiality of physical objects into a new realm.

This exhibition is supported by Purdue Polytechnic and is curated by Andrew Buchanan, assistant professor of computer graphics technology, and Esteban Garcia, associate professor of computer graphics technology. A reception and awards ceremony is set for 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 23. More information, especially in regard to virtual or in-person, will be available online.

The Robert L. Ringel Gallery is located in Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, and is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays. All Purdue Galleries exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Purdue Galleries is a part of the College of Liberal Arts 

For class and group visits, contact Erika Kvam at Purdue Galleries at 765-494-3061. For more information, visit Purdue Galleries online or follow @PurdueGalleries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Source: Erika Kvam, Interim Director & Head Curator for Purdue Galleries, 765-494-3061,

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