K.OSS Contemporary Art is pleased to present, “Night Hunter”, a solo exhibition by Colorado-based artist and filmmaker Stacey Steers. The show consists of a miniature house called Night Hunter, a short film of the same name which will be projected on the gallery wall, a cottage, framed single collages, diptychs, and shadow boxes.
Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor -intensive films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper.
A time- and labor-intensive feat of the imagination, the miniature Night Hunter house features 10 different rooms visible through windows, each decorated with carefully selected objects and equipped with video screens playing looped excerpts of the handmade film around which this imaginative exhibition is based. A meticulous four-year process, Steers crafted the film using more than 4,000 handcrafted collages as well as images of actress Lillian Gish pulled from silent era, live-action cinema and accompanied by a delicate and eerie score by Larry Polansky. Running just over 15 minutes, the Night Hunter film is a carefully composed and atmospheric dreamscape, with subtexts related to domestic entrapment, 19th century literary classics, and experimental filmmaking.
Included in the Sundance Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, New Directors New Films (New York), Rotterdam International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival and screened at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and MoMA, Stacey Steers’ short animated films have been screened throughout the U.S. and abroad and received numerous awards. Her installation work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, (Washington, D.C.), the Denver Art Museum, and the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg, Germany, among other venues.
Steers is a recipient of major grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital and the American Film Institute, and she was the focus of a major retrospective at the 2015 Annecy Festival of Animation in Annecy, France and received the Brakhage Vision Award at the 2012 Denver IFF.
K.OSS CONTEMPORARY ART
K.OSS Contemporary Art has been made possible in part by the Artist Fund of the New York Foundation for the Arts