Stacey Steers: Night Hunter
About the Exhibition
DateJan 17 – Apr 21, 2013
The Tufts University Art Gallery at the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center is proud to present Stacey Steers: Night Hunter, on view from January 17 to April 21, 2013. A public opening reception will take place on Thursday, January 24, from 5:30 to 8 pm, with a spotlight tour of the exhibition at 7:15 pm. The Tufts exhibition includes a large-scale projection of the film, eight preparatory collages, and Night Hunter House, a mixed-media sculpture from 2012, inside which an excerpt of the film appears on a mini-HD-TV screen in each of the three-foot high dollhouse’s ten rooms.
Meticulously crafted from approximately 4,000 handmade collages and incorporating images of actress Lillian Gish (1893-1993) taken from silent era live-action cinema, Stacey Steers’ 15 min. 30 sec. film, Night Hunter, evokes a disquieting dreamscape drawn from allegory, myth, and archetypes. Transitions, both biological and metaphorical, emerge as a central theme in the film.