Fable

Opening Reception: Thursday June 22, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Free.

 A Fable is a genre of fictional literature that utilizes animals, legendary creatures, plants, and objects in such a way as to animate them with human characteristics, thereby infusing the tale with an anthropomorphic lesson. “Fable” is a stop-motion animation that explores this genre in a non-verbal medium, and with a perhaps less defined moral lesson. It plays with the concept of transmogrification: “to change or greatly alter, often with grotesque or humorous effect.” It is set in a dark enchanted forest inhabited by a cast of fanciful and quirky creatures that symbolize elements of human psyche. A looped projection of the animation will be accompanied by an installation of elements from the set, on display at the Center For the Arts, June 19 – 26.
 

About Katey Nelson

After growing up in Crested Butte, Colorado, Katey Nelson went on to graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2012 with a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in Art History. While at school at CU she was awarded a special talent scholarship for her aspiring artist portfolio, as well as a scholarship to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snow Mass, Colorado.  For her BFA show, she projected her stop-motion animation “Shadow Puppets” in the CU art Museum. While at school at CU, her mentor, Melanie Walker, introduced her to the work of the Quay Brothers and Nathalie Djurberg.  Katey’s work primarily utilizes the medium of photography to explore various themes related to fairy tale, psychology and the realm of the imagination.  See her work at www.thefableofphotography.com.