Monday, January 13, 2014

New Year, Old Town

Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Opening of Old Town
A collaboration of work by Jeff Hogue, Mark Kuykendall, and myself.

The show is a collection of work inspired by a family home footage. The content is a Christmas parade in downtown Tulsa in the 1950's. The parade, on it's own, is bizarre and psychedelic with themes of Alice in Wonderland- including a cameo of The Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts. 

I became interested in the film because how conscious the filmmaker was with his in-camera edits, chosen angles and vantage points. Aside from techniques, he used 16mm color film which, at this time, was primary for commercial or professional use and expensive to purchase and develop. This gentleman used it for home footage with no intention of showing or selling. 

As a group, we used shots from the footage as inspiration for our pieces. 
Jeff Hogue, Paintings
Mark Kuykendall, Photography, Video
Cheyenne Butcher, Printmaking, Living Room Installation


Gallery images by Mark Kuykendall. Process photos by me.