Sunday, August 28, 2011

Artist Spotlight 3: Cassie Marie Edwards and Giles Timms

These two fantastic artists are not the only faculty members at Dakota State University who will be featured in Take the day. 2011, however they will be the first. Giles and Cassie Marie, both relatively fresh out of MFA programs at UCLA and Northern Illinois University, bring interesting aesthetic paths of conversation into the South Dakota art dialogue.

As rare as it is to find an animator in SD, it's pretty amazing that one of the few is as heavy-hitting as Giles Timms. Juggling reductivism and sheer visual symphony, he creates magical worlds often blurring a child's sense of figuration with that of ancient times.

In a land of many many homes with many many many walls on which are hung many many many many kitsch paintings in which there are many many many many many shallow sentiment buttons, as of recently lives Cassie Marie Edwards. By rendering the Tchotchke, Cassie Marie concisely makes art and decor inseparable, thus forcing us to make distinctions between the two terms. Clean and very blatant, her work exists within the always vital realms of conceptualism which speak of our relationships with, ultimately, everything.

At Take the day. 2011 Giles will be working on stop-motion drawing video and Cassie Marie will be working on a still life painting. It's gonna be great!

Below are a couple of music videos that represent Giles, and a couple of paintings that represent Cassie Marie. Look even farther down for links.

Grapevine Fires, Death Cab for Cutie (04:17)
Illustration, 2D animation, compositing (in team)

Production Studio: Walter Robot Studios,
Directors: Bill Barminski and Chris Louie
Art Director: Bill Barminski
Illustrators: Bill Barminski and Giles Timms
2D Animators: Bill Barminski, Chris Louie and Giles Timms
©2009 Death Cab for Cutie/Walter Robot Studios

Flyleaf, Chasm (02:53), Animated Music Video
All Aspects
A&M | Octone Records, 2010
Agency RW Media

Deer  8x10"  2010  Oil on canvas

Hare  20x20" 2011  Oil on canvas 

Thank you Cassie Marie. Thank you Giles. This is going to be great.

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