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Video artist, professor exhibits
at Knight Campus Art Gallery
Oct. 3, 2014
The Community College of Rhode Island Knight Campus Art Gallery is showing "First Impressions/Second Thoughts," a solo exhibition by video artist Professor Nancy Wyllie, from Oct. 7 to Nov. 6. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9.
Wyllie holds master's degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design and Tulane University in New Orleans and studied film at New York University in the late 1980s. Her video art has been screened throughout the United States and abroad including the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, The 7th International Berlin Director's Lounge and the Persona Art Festival in London, where she won the Persona Award in May 2011.
In December 2011, her video short titled "Nothing" was one of 25 international selections screened at The Tribeca Cinemas Video Art & Experimental Film Festival in New York. In October 2012, "Layover" premiered at CINEMA RESET: Multimedia & Experimental Cinema Exhibition at the New Orleans Film Festival. In 2013, three experimental video shorts were selected for inclusion in Film Reel Screenings at Queens Hall Gallery in Narbeth, Wales, and at Colony 13 in Cardigan, Wales.
Also in 2013, her experimental short titled "Moth Vitals" was included in Films About Workers at Antenna Gallery in New Orleans with Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab and LA's video Collective Freewaves. This year, "Exit Strategy: Education Behind Bars" was screened for Violence Transformed at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, at Cambridge College and at the Resnikoff Gallery.
The gallery is located in Room 3500, on the third floor of the round building at the Warwick campus, 400 East Ave. Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, email the gallery director.
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