Brian Zegeer
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I use stop-motion animation as a means of uncovering the quiet narratives embedded in objects and environments. For the past several years, I’ve studied the contemporary geography of the former Arabic Quarter in Lower Manhattan, "Little Syria". Using Ameen Rihani's 1911 novel, The Book of Khalid, as a visionary framework, I’ve attempted to trace correspondences between the aspirations of early 20th-Century Lebanese-American immigrants and the sleek glass hi-rises that now occupy the area. A two-year residency at the Queens Museum allowed me to explore the irrepressible influence of Robert Moses on the development of the city’s geography, responsible for the transfiguration of Little Syria, Corona Park, and the on-going domino effect of “urban renewal” throughout NYC. Zegeer received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, attended Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in 2010, and will be participating in the Bronx Museum or Art’s Artist in the Marketplace program in 2014. He has recently exhibited at the 2012 Queens International (Queens Museum), The Delaware Art Museum. Louis V. ESP, Regina Rex, Thompkins Projects, Elga Wimmer Gallery, and Stephan Stoyanov Gallery.

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Little Syria Archive, Installation Final State
Little Syria Archive, Installation Final State
mixed media, Queens Museum studio, 2014-2016
L'Hermitage, State 2
L'Hermitage, State 2
had-dyed macrame jute, steel, rubber, found materials, mixed-media animation, 2015
Still, Hermit of Corona
Still, Hermit of Corona
360-degree video, 2016
Khalid's Camel 3D
Khalid's Camel 3D
stereoscopic 3D mixed-media animation, 2014
The Mudhi Enters Mosestown
The Mudhi Enters Mosestown
mixed-media animation, 2015
Little Syria Parade
Little Syria Parade
historical tour of little syria, 20 wearable archival inkjet prints on board, participant march, 2015
Little Syria Archive, Installation detail
Little Syria Archive, Installation detail
2014-2016
Baalbek
Baalbek
archival inkjet print, framed (ed. 5), 2013
Little Syria Archive, Installation Detail
Little Syria Archive, Installation Detail
2014-2016
Still, Book of Khalid
Still, Book of Khalid
Mixed-media animation, HD digital video, 2014
Stills, Book of Khalid (Ruffles and Flounces)
Stills, Book of Khalid (Ruffles and Flounces)
stereoscopic 3-d cut paper animation, with audio field recording, 2012
Rise of Cthulhu (9 of a series of 27 drawings)
Rise of Cthulhu (9 of a series of 27 drawings)
ink on paper, 2012
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