I like the way this new show of hot art screens and still photography by filmmaker Peter Pilafian has come together: it’s been very “techno.” I have lots of “techno” feeling notes—why am I thinking of Astro Boy? Why, when I’m featuring Peter’s image of melting glacier ice that resembles molars?
Peter Pilafian’s new show is up at Elevated Grounds, on the Teton Village Road. An opening reception takes place December 5, and you should be prepared to see something completely different. Comprised of thematic groupings, Pilafian plans to explore such stimuli as Texture, Indigenous Portraits, Architecture, Shadows and Landscapes.
Watching Pilafian define and curate, I began thinking of these thematic groupings as a series of reflective pools. Fluid videos surrounded by a string of photographic pearls. The show offers a glimpse, in National Geographic style, of some of Pilafian’s memorable earth journeys.
The exhibition will feature as many as five hot art screens and a selection of still photographs taken around the world. A Delphi tablet, aged city walls of Havana, coffee farmers, Irish fiddlers, evocative shadows, orange trees and images of Athens are all part of the multi-layered story Pilafian wishes to tell. High definition BluRay DVD footage provides vivid, crisp focal pointsPilafian plans on framing his videos as a painter frames canvases. Why not frame moving landscapes? Pilafian’s images are part of Grand Teton National Park’s Lawrence Rockefeller Preserve Visitor’s Center installation; consider that sensory exhibit and you will get a feel for this show.
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Dancers’ Workshop’s 2nd Annual Affordable Art for Christmas Sale takes places Saturday, December 5, in the Center for the Arts Theater Lobby. The sale runs 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and is open to all. It’s free!
DW’s Alissa Davies tells us fifteen local arts vendors will be on hand, offering holiday arts and craft items. Jewelry, paintings, bags, and knit items (fingerless gloves!) neck warmers and hats are specialties of this sale; proceeds help support DW dance programs.
Price points are in line with a Scrooge-like economy – everything on sale is priced between $1 and $99. A DW holiday rehearsal will be taking place on stage in the theater, a joyous treat. For more information, call DW’s offices, at 307.733.6398.