Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Sound of Singing Through Dust

Artist and Filmmaker Luther Price at Studio Soto

Studio Soto in collaboration with Mobius is presenting the work of local artist and filmmaker, Luther Price, who has taught at both MassArt and SMFA and who was the first of fifteen filmmakers presented at this year’s Whitney Biennial, and just last week was featured at the Views from the Avant-Garde film festival at Lincoln Center.

Peter Schjeldahl in the New Yorker referring to the Biennial described Price's films as "a blizzard of fantastically beautiful visual effects."  Roberta Smith in the New York Times called him "one of the Biennial's stars."  And Akiva Gottlieb in an article in the Nation titled Last Picture Shows: Film and Obsolescence said his work “made for an auspicious beginning to an ambitious, ambivalent goodbye.”

This is the second time this year that Studio Soto has shown Luther Price’s work, the first was a film program this spring.  For this exhibition, last Saturday night was the reception including his installation and screening of 5 of his films, but throughout the run of the show there will be several slide projectors projecting his 400 or so handmade slides along with some film loops.  Incredibly the slides are all from 2012, made the same year he was creating many of the 26 films screened at the Whitney. - Contributed by Douglas Urbank

"One of the Biennial's stars" ­- Roberta Smith, the New York Times

"A blizzard of fantastically beautiful visual effects
- Peter Schjeldahl, the New Yorker

Luther Price's technique is fascinating...he uses found footage, bleach, salt, ink, the shavings of film (photo above), liquid emulsion made from dissolved film; he cuts, smashes and mutilates, then tapes it all together and projects the original work. The sound is made by the imagery whirling by the optical track reader on the projector. Eye candy.  -Contributed by Kathy Chapman (All Photos © Kathy Chapman 2012)

An installation of hand-made slides and film loops by Luther Price

Saturday Oct. 13, 2012 - Sunday Oct. 28, 2012

Gallery hours: Fri. 5-7; Saturday and Sunday 2-5, and by appointment

Hours during Fort Point Open Studios 
October 19-21 Fri. 4-7; Sat. and Sun. 12-6

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