Dave Greber: Stillives

Exhibition Dates: April 2 – April 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 6 – 8 pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present “Stilllives,” a video installation created by Dave Greber. “Stilllives” will be on view in the Arthur Roger Gallery video exhibition space at 432 Julia St. from May 7th through 28th. The gallery will host an opening reception to meet the video artist on Saturday, May 7th from 6-8 pm.

Dave Greber’s colorful new work “Stilllives” is a seamless high definition video loop which features a deconstructed still life which is in a constant state of flux. “Stllives” is a 21st century video still life that paradoxically involves movement and yet adheres to the characteristics which define the genre: a conscious arrangement of inanimate objects. But “Stilllives” hints at the life inherent in all matter and addresses the illusion of “inanimate objects.”

Imaginatively and with subtle humor in “Stilllives” Dave Greber limits his own control over the objects and gives the subjects in the video a chance to display their own personality and to live visually within the video frame. Depending on the context in which “Stlllives” is placed the artist feels there are references to the “Drop Art Movement” of the 1960’s, video games, metaphysics, and the industrialization of our food chain.

Dave Greber’s roots are in the Philadelphia area. He studied multimedia at Middle Bucks Institute for Technology in Jamison, Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Universiteit van Amsterdam. Since 2005 he has lived in New Orleans where he has produced documentaries for nonprofits and musical acts, regional advertisements, independent films and video installations. His work has been screened internationally in film festivals and art events. Dave Greber is currently participating in and curating art exhibitions as a member of the Front, an artists’ collective in New Orleans. He plans to attend Tulane University in the fall to pursue an MFA with a concentration in digital art.