Landmarks Presents David Ellis’s “Animal” at the Visual Arts Center, Sept. 24

Sept. 20, 2010

Event: David Ellis's motion painting "Animal," created in residence at The University of Texas at Austin, will be premiered on Sept. 24 at the inauguration of the new Visual Arts Center (VAC).

"Animal" takes the viewer on an exhilarating journey into the process of artistic creation. The motion painting is a time-lapse video that forms a narrative of creative impulses and executions, comprising thousands of images, including birds, landscapes, mythical creatures and other fantastical subjects. The opening reception is free with UT ID.

When: Opening reception Friday, Sept. 24, 9-11 p.m.

"Animal" will be on view from Sept. 24-Nov. 30

Where: Corner of 23rd and Trinity streets, Art Building. A map to the VAC can be found online.

Background: The commission represents the first work of video art to be acquired by Landmarks, the university's growing public art collection, and initiates the only ongoing presentation of artists' videos on campus.

For more information, contact: Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512 475 7033.