Animation and Prints
by Sarah Klein
June 22nd - August 10th, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22nd, 6 - 9pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, August 10th, 2 - 4pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 - 4pm & by appt
When I grasp for order I recognize nothing is fixed, everything keeps changing.
Telematic is pleased to present Lost Holidays, an exhibition of animation and prints by Sarah Klein, which celebrates life's flowering in the face of its passing away. Klein’s images are full of rich colors and playful patterning. Yet they are ultimately reductive: a sustained meditation on time and change, which she emphasizes in this show through her juxtaposition of still and moving images. The imagery in Klein’s prints comes from collages that she initially makes with patterned paper and color swatches, then enhances with ink painting, and ultimately prints in overlapping and off-set, even off-kilter, arrangements. The juxtapositions in Klein’s prints thus mark discrete moments in the process of their production, which are brought to life as movement as the eye traverses their surfaces. Presented in series, indeed, they combine to create a moving tableau. Klein makes these dynamics most explicit here when complimenting her animated film, Misty Duet, with a risograph takeaway. While the print distills the film to the still frames that comprise it, the risograph is itself animated by the juxtapositions between its discrete cells, calling attention to the dynamic instability – the change – always already implicit in otherwise seemingly static things. In Lost Holidays, these considerations are, furthermore, inflected with the poetics of loss and remembrance. The color and patterning of Klein’s imagery evoke the fullness of summer, but as bygone or, at least, as over soon enough. Her work is explosive, the upheaval of a birthday party disco dance, which fades into the past only to fully appear as what it was in nostalgia. It is rich with longing, the reaching and stretching of a desire that never exhausts – indeed, makes a place for – its motivating loss.