Amy Sillman, (American, b. 1955), After Metamorphoses (stills), 2015-16, Single-channel video, 5:25 min. looped, color, sound, Music by Wibke Tiarks, The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College. 2017.6.62 Image courtesy of the artist
May 30 - June 21, 2020

Amy Sillman

After Metamorphoses

Amy Sillman’s work oscillates between abstraction and references to figuration, creating images that reassert color and gesture and that encourage myriad interpretations. Born in Detroit in 1955, Sillman is a celebrated contemporary artist who continually explores the possibilities of traditional and new digital media. Her emblematic artistic language manifests in vibrant paintings, drawings, and zines, often with humor and always with the bravado that characterizes her practice.

This installation features Sillman’s video piece After Metamorphoses (2015-16), an animated drawing based on the 8th century epic poem Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid. The animation incorporates abstract drawings and digital sketches Sillman created using an iPad, and a sound score by musician Wibke Tiarks. The rapidly changing images in the video follow the sequence of transformations in Ovid’s work and incorporate a rich variety of colors, forms, and textures. Evocative and humorous, the piece shows interactions between human figures, animals and other zoomorphic creatures in constant transformation, reinforcing the notion of endless change that is fundamental in Ovid’s poem as well as in Sillman’s work.



Amy Sillman , (American, b. 1955), After Metamorphoses (stills), 2015-16, Single-channel video, 5:25 min. looped, color, sound, Music by Wibke Tiarks, The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College. 2017.6.62 Image courtesy of the artist
Amy Sillman, (American, b. 1955), After Metamorphoses (stills), 2015-16, Single-channel video, 5:25 min. looped, color, sound, Music by Wibke Tiarks, The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College. 2017.6.62 Image courtesy of the artist

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