This week, Mark Moore Gallery in Culver City, Calif., presents Hoof, a solo show from CalArts alumna Allison Schulnik (Film/Video BFA 00), her fourth for the gallery. In advance of the opening on Saturday, Jan. 9, the artist—who studied experimental animation at CalArts—talked with Broadly about her art practice and animation. Writer Olivia Parkes describes Schulnik’s world as “populated with the marginal and maimed: crones, gnomes, and mermaids. The artist celebrates that which is normally cast out, bringing out the life in dead matter.”
Later in the interview, Schulnik’s asked about the relationship between all the different media in which she works:
Do you ever paint stills from your videos, or animate a scene from a painting? How much does the world you create fold into itself?
Yes, everything is incestuous. I draw something that becomes a painting that becomes a sculpture that becomes a film. Or I animate something that becomes a painting that becomes a dance. Everything is everything.
In 2014, the artist and filmmaker released her claymation and stop-motion short film Eager to much acclaim. Solo exhibitions at ZieherSmith in New York and The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, featured Eager-related paintings, sculptures and works on paper. The upcoming show at Mark Moore will be Schulnik’s first painting show in three years.
Hoof: Works by Allison Schulnik
Jan. 9-Feb. 20, 2016
Opening reception: Jan. 9, 6-8pm
Mark Moore Gallery
5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, Calif.