An overview of new film and video works of noted experimental filmmakers and video artists, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster and Wheeler Winston Dixon.
March 2 through April 15 at the BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice.
W. Korfantego 6, 40-004 Katowice, Poland. Tuesday — Sunday 10.00 am — 6.00 pm.
We kindly invite you to the opening of the Exhibition on 2nd March, 2018 at 6 pm. Free entry. Join us! Hosted by Galeria Sztuki Wspólczesnej BWA w Katowicach and Curator: Witold Stypa, Museum of Future in Berlin.
Wheeler Winston Dixon's films have been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Anthology Film Archives, The Microscope Gallery, The National Film Theatre (UK), The Jewish Museum, The Nelson — Atkins Museum of Art, The Millennium Film Workshop, The San Francisco Cinématheque, The Maryland Institute College of Art, The New Arts Lab, The Collective for Living Cinema, The Kitchen Center for Film and Video, The Filmmakers Cinématheque, Film Forum, The Amos Eno Gallery, Sla 307 Art Space, The Gallery of Modern Art, The Rice Museum Media Center, The Oberhausen Film Festival and at numerous film societies throughout the world.
On April 11—12, 2003, Dixon was honored with a career retrospective of his films at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. At that time, his independent films were acquired for the permanent collection of the Museum, in both print and original format. Dixon has been working in experimental film since the 1960s, and in recent years has shifted his attention to works in HD video which span a variety of approaches from abstract to representational.
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster's films have been screened internationally at The Nederlands Filmmuseum, The Rice Museum, The Collective for Living Cinema, Swedish Cinemateket, National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC, Bibliotheque Cantonale, Lausanne, Switzerland, International Film Festival of Kerala, India, Films de Femmes, Créteil, Outfest, Women’s Film Festival of Madrid, Kyobo Center, Korea, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Université Laval, Quebec, Forum Yokohama, Anthology Film Archives, Amos Eno Gallery, NY, SLA 307 Art Space, NY, Maryland Institute College of Art, NETV, Studio 44 Stockholm, STYPA Museum of Future, Berlin, X-12 Festival, UK, and other festivals and venues around the world.
Foster explores the liminal space between film & video and analog & digital aesthetics, using abstracting 'found' recycled materials and collaborating with the element of chance. Her films are described as hypnotic, surreal, and enigmatic. Foster's explores surrealism, bisexuality, eco-feminism, automatism, slow film, romantic structuralism, collage, abstraction and chance editing, disrupting binaries whenever possible.