Studio Sixty Six
Sharon Katz  

Sharon Katz

Sharon has a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s of Fine Art, as well as a blog at Animation World Network.
Sharon Katz is a visual artist intrigued by the way in which marks and forms can generate the illusion of movement and even a sense of vitality. Sharon’s practice includes works on paper, animated short film, and experimental animation.

 

Artist Statement
I was originally attracted to encyclopedia pages because of their assumed authority and the quaint way in which many of the facts are no longer factual. It's as if this source of information - which was once hugely valuable - is now redundant yet remains an essential ingredient of the contemporary. The glass enclosure contributes a sense of archive, and the transparency and layering generates a sense of the old and the fresh in juxtaposition. In addition painting on a glass layer reminds me of animation cells. The text and encyclopedia pages supply a textured surface to build on. The line and paint are like my animated marks and phrases piled on top of each other. Sometimes they wander off the glass and onto the frame itself. I use alpha mattes in animation to act as windows into events. In these artworks I'm adding alpha mattes to a still image. It creates a tension between the expectation of change within the alpha matte's transparent opening and the static nature of a painting.

Unsalted Butter
Sharpening Ingrid
A is for Spiro Agnew Who Knew How to Park a Bicycle
Alkaloid
Animal Tracks
Encyclopedia Surgery - Speedy Recovery!
Follow Through
Haircut
If only, Mr. Barrie
Is That You Talking?
Razor Comb
Rubber Mickey
Small Bowling
Superheroes Apple Blossom and Sunbeam Yellow
The Old Country
Trailings
Tree House
Wolves on Toe
Yes, That's a Copyright Symbol Between Its Legs
Hear the Loon?
Almanac