Situations by Shelby Donnelly
Situations is the latest body of work by visual artist Shelby Donnelly. Donnelly, a fabric-based artist working in Philadelphia, is for the first time incorporating video as a medium to explore narrative themes in her artwork through collaborations with filmmakers Raúl Romero and Patrick J.F. Smith, and audio/visual integrator Aaron Billheimer.
Situations will feature five single channel HD videos projected onto three-dimensional movie screens. Each video piece explores a psychological state of purgatory as characters navigate themes of intimacy and idealism for the future. The sculptural movie screens are inspired by Communist Era architecture, which through its austere presence becomes a container for the projected imagery.
Situations is on exhibition in International House Philadelphia’s Ibraham Theater from Monday, April 27, through Wednesday, April 29th, and was made possible through the 2014 Visual Artist fellowship from the Independence Foundation of Philadelphia.
Preview: Monday April 27 5-8pm
Preview: Tuesday April 28 5-8pm
Reception: Wednesday April 29 5-8pm