In February, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
(PAFA) reconfigured its Morris Gallery into a black box for a series video works. Through October 18, 2009, PAFA presents "Summer Shorts," a selection of video works by artists from Philadelphia.
Each of seven works are shown continuously in the Morris Gallery for one week. During the final week of the series, all seven works will be shown consecutively in a video loop.
States Julien Robson, PAFA's Curator of Contemporary Art, "'Summer Shorts' gives audiences an opportunity to sample some of the variety of video art being made by artists in the city."
The schedule for "Summer Shorts" is as follows:
Andrew Brehm, Venezuela, 2009
August 18 - 23, 2009
Roxana Pérez Méndez, De Noche Sueño Contigo, 2006/2009
August 25 - 30, 2009
Nicholas Salvatore, The Rockstar Diaries: Two Thousand Myspace Photos in Beijing, 2009
September 1 - 6, 2009
Jack Sloss, Shed, 2002
September 8 - 13, 2009
Andrew Suggs, Dark Side, 2006/2009
September 15 - 20, 2009
Dan Murphy, I Do This, 2009
September 22 - 27, 2009
Jenny Lynn, It's a Sign, 2009
September 29 - October 4, 2009
Summer Shorts REDUX
October 6 - 11, 2009
All seven artists' works will be run consecutively in a video loop
The videos shown in the Morris Gallery further develop its role and reputation as an important venue for supporting the best contemporary art.