The challenges of creating period of Film, from both sides of the camera with emmy-winning art director DAVID CRANK and PAUL FITZGERALD
David Crank’s credits include: The Tree of Life (2009) (post-production) “John Adams” (7 episodes, 2008) There Will Be Blood (2007)
The New World (2005) Iron Jawed Angels (2004) (TV) (as David M. Crank) Hannibal (2001) “Legacy” (1998) TV series (unknown episodes)
Fools Rush In (1997) Lassie (1994) Heart of Darkness (1994) (TV) Ethan Frome (1993)
CINEviews is proud to announce this year’s special guest is Paul Fitzgerald–actor, screenwriter and director. Paul’s directorial debut feature, Forgiven, which Paul also wrote and starred in, premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and has gone on to play in festivals around the country and world—including The Deauville American Film Festival. Paul’s most recent acting work includes the role of Richard Henry Lee in the Emmy nominated John Adams mini-series for HBO.
Guest Paul Fitzgerald will screen his film, Forgiven and lead a workshop with emmy-winning art director, David Crank. Other films will be shown throughout the weekend.
Written and directed by Paul Fitzgerald
November 7-December 14, 2008
Becca McCharen is a planner for the City of Lynchburg who lives at Riverviews. Her pieces range from full fashion lines to more immediate forms of art such as zines and collages. For this exhibition, McCharen has created several new large scale works depicting the ongoing transformation of downtown and the 5th St. corridor. Her pieces incorporate historic maps of the city as well as imagery from the media. Each piece is unique to her perspective; someone who is not only watching the transformation but participating in it.
Jim Muehlemann is a well-known artist both in the region and New York and a faculty member at Randolph College. Nearly three years ago, Muehlemann introduced the Riverviews audience to his Criminals, a series that focuses on the seedy component of city dwelling. These large-scale, abstract oil paintings have become more active in his latest installments. The recent additions to the series feature figures that are engaged in a great deal of action, often blurred to add to the turmoil and disorder of each scene.
Erin Zumwalt received her MFA from James Madison University and serves as the curator for Riverviews. Taking her aesthetic inspiration from a variety of sources including organisms and cells, topography, and the ocean, she creates colorful and abstracted visions of nature. For this exhibition, Zumwalt has woven her imagery into scenes of downtown, creating vibrant designs that ooze from the downtown architecture.
September 5-October 19, 2008
Cathy Breslaw is a California based artist whose colorful, woven textiles pieces show throughout the country. Her work is a fusion of aspects of painting, weaving, craft, fashion and sculpture. Issues of femininity, beauty and cross-cultural boundaries form the basis for these works.
Breslaw’s current work engages materiality – the layering of transparent plastic mesh along with varying objects blending in irregular and unexpected ways emerge as wall pieces that reference painting in their formal considerations. Paint, wire, beads, mirrors, buttons, monofilament, painted string and twine, multicolored elastics, thread, ribbons, transparent swatches of fabric – all appear, or not, in a particular piece.Globalization and the shrinking of what used to be a “big” world now transcends unique cultural elements and integrates ideas and objects, combining in intriguing ways. It is the experimentation with dissimilar manufactured materials, manipulating them in unfamiliar and interesting combinations is what motivates Breslaw’s work.
July 4 – August 24, 2008
As landscape artists, each has an intimate connection to their environment as they are constantly viewing it and trying to understand its changing aesthetics. Therefore, whether by direct intention or not, each piece stands as a commentary on the state of the environment. Some are snapshots of a setting, some are emotional renderings, and others are abstract political statements
Lori Hepner Code Words is a series of photographic prints based upon performances of binary code destructing as dyed silk in bleach. The play between organic materials that have been mass-produced and the contradiction of their representation of digital information is a paradox that has been built into the work. The time spent waiting for the coded message to dissolve and transform into fumes and strings contradicts the speed in which the code is normally used in computer communications. This time allows for me to add my own interventions into the destruction of the code and also to document the course of this natural performance. The single photographs of the silk and code dissolving are the representations of the “one” in the encoded translation of the title while the empty containers that hold a quantity of bleach showcase the zero. The first word in each title is translated into code onto the silk, while the second word in each title represents the layout of the “ones” and “zeros” in the final composition. The doubly encoded translation becomes the print installation of each piece in the Code Words series.
Ula Einstein is a Swiss born multi-disciplinary artist based in New York City. She creates objects that are small and intimate and that can span the wall of an entire room. Her works on paper, sculpture and installations have been exhibited throughout the United States and in the UK. In continuing to push the boundary of materials she uses, shadows are as important as their source. Often working with fire and blades, Einstein has created new works using tyvek (an industrial housing material used as a protective layer), and duralar. Tyvek and duralar are also traditionally used in packaging. After drawing with blades she then incorporates various forms of heat to perforate, melt, alter, and collapse the material creating effects alluding to fossils, symbols, landscape and the body. Specifically these materials are used as a metaphor for the effect packaging and branding have on our psyche and our environment, and the ambiguity it creates.
April 17, 2008 Kevin McFadden is the author of Hardscrabble, an inaugural selection in the VQR Poetry Series. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Shenandoah, and in other publications. His essays and critical work have appeared in Quarterly West, The Hollins Critic, The Virginia Quarterly Review and Agni Online. Associate Program Director of the Virginia Festival of the Book, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
March 20, 2008 R. Rex Stephenson and Tina Hanlon (both from Ferrum College) will bring Appalachian folk tales to life at Riverviews. Stephenson writes and performs folktales adapted from traditional Blue Ridge Mountain stories. Hanlon’s extensive academic background on the subject of Appalachian folktales will provide a revealing introduction to the topic and an enlightening compliment to Stephenson’s reading/performance.
Christina Marsh uses food as the medium and comments on her experience as a black woman in upper-middle class suburbia. In her words, “Between the polarities of black and white, positive and negative exists a neutral area. My works are about deciphering that gray…My experience is that nothing is purely black or white; everything exists as interpretation and perspective.”
March 7-April 20, 2008