Joshua Mosley (MFA Professor of Animation and Acting Chair) Has Work Exhibited at Philadelphia Art Museum

Joshua Mosley, International (Animation Still), 2010

Live Cinema/Histories in Motion presents a program of animated films by three young artists for whom the moving image and its cinematic qualities have become the prevailing form of expression. Philadelphia-based Jennifer Levonian and Joshua Mosley, along with Martha Colburn, originally from Pennsylvania and based in New York and Amsterdam, employ animation to examine both personal and communal experience. Combining paper cut-outs, collages, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures with stop-action techniques and computer technology, their animated films employ cinematic devices to create stories that reflect a range of experience, from daily interaction to ideological debates. Each artist’s animation and accompanying artworks will be on view for approximately one month.

Joshua Mosley’s International (2010) focuses on two historical figures, the American builder and philanthropist George Brown and Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek. Using photographs of pivotal places in the lives of the two protagonists, Mosley constructs an imaginary conversation that identifies Brown and Hayek’s perspectives on how a nation’s economic and social order should ideally evolve. International will be on view June 29 – July 25, 2010, together with a sculpture installation by Mosley.

Joshua will also give an artist's talk on Friday, July 9 called In Dialogue: Joshua Mosley and Adelina Vlas.

Exhibition Dates:
June 29 - July 25, 2010
Artist Talk: 6:30pm, Friday, July 9, 2010, Van Pelt Auditorium

Philadelphia Art Museum
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

To see more of Joshua's work, visit http://joshuamosley.com/

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