David Webber: Alphabet Series

Exhibition Dates: February 5th – February 26th, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 5th, 6 – 8 pm
Location: Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com

Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present “Alphabet Series,” a video installation by David Webber. The exhibition will be on view from February 5th – February 26th, 2011 at the Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street. The gallery will host an opening reception to meet the artist on Saturday, February 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

David Webber’s films in the “Alphabet Series” explore direct animation and structural cinema. Using the 16mm celluloid as a canvas, the work explores the formal possibilities of film and the compositional strategies of time-based media. Direct or camera-less animation is a technique of working directly on to the celluloid surface. He uses the letters of the alphabet to organize the hundreds of experiments that explore the extended techniques of painting, scratching, or collaging directly on to film.

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Webber received a B.F.A. (2001) from Tufts University in Medford, MA while concurrently studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, MA. He earned his M.F.A. (2007) in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in Alfred, NY. Webber is now an Assistant Professor of Media Art at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he teaches video, film, sound, installation and performance art. As an artist, Webber works primarily with time-based media and interactive installations. At the moment, he is developing customized audiovisual performance instruments utilizing galvanic skin resistance and capacitance proximity sensors.

Webber has exhibited his work in numerous film festivals, including the Cork Film Festival in Ireland, the LOOP 08 International Festival for Video Art in Barcelona, and the Dérapage festival in Quebec. He has participated in exhibitions in Philadelphia, Boston, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and the Acadiana Center for the Arts 2008 “Southern Open.”

For additional information please contact the Arthur Roger Gallery at 504.522.1999 or visit our Web site www.arthurrogergallery.com.