SWEATY EYEBALLS ANIMATION – BEHIND THE SCREENS
February 11–March 27, 2022
Adam Davies with Leili Tavallaei & Nick McKernan
Corrie Francis Parks
Erinn Hagerty & Adam Savje
John C. Kelley
Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter
Curated by Phil Davis with Alex Ebstein.
Goucher College is pleased to present Sweaty Eyeballs Animation – Behind the Screens in Silber Gallery, on view from February 11 through March 27, 2022. Behind the Screens presents animation highlights from the Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, exhibited alongside additional artworks and process ephemera that provide a window into each of the artists’ unique approach to the medium. The animations range from documentary and narrative to the visually abstract. They span digital and analog, with examples of stop motion, rotoscoping, hand-painted, hand-drawn, clay, collage, puppetry, and zoetrope animation.
Founded by Phil Davis in 2012 as a series of one-night-only events, Sweaty Eyeballs has been a consistent platform for and champion of animation in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 2019, Sweaty Eyeballs became a full-scale animation festival, hosted at the Parkway Theater.
In this gallery exhibition, artists who’ve participated in various iterations of Sweaty Eyeballs spill beyond the monitors to reveal their frame sequences and material experimentations. Others present drawings, collages, sculpture, filmstrips, and their preparatory notes. Behind the Screens celebrates the extensive work that makes up and supports animation in a survey of style and format.
Phil Davis is an animator, avid musician, cartoon watcher, and professor of animation and film at Towson University. His animations and music videos have been featured in festivals internationally. He is currently working on an animated documentary short about the town of Millinocket, ME, and incidents surrounding a fatal paper mill accident.