Oct 2-Dec 4, 2022
VACATION (2022, 25:10min animated video) follows a protagonist road tripping home from college. A sudden volcanic eruption totals his car and destroys all his possessions. Barely surviving, our destitute star makes an unremarkable patch of beach his home. An absurd fable on the nature of nature unfolds as he meets three animal companions; an intransigent seagull, a brilliant spider hidden in a broken laptop, and a divorced fish battling for custody over her 50,000 children.
Yifan Jiang is a Chinese Canadian artist based in NYC. She received an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her recent exhibition includes a two-part exhibition at Meliksetian | Briggs in Los Angeles and “Zero-sum game” at Christian Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark, among others. Jiang is a current fellow at the Houston Museum of Fine Art.
James J.A. Mercer is a New York-based artist working in painting, drawing, and animation. James received a bachelor’s degree in Printmaking from RISD and an MFA from Columbia University. He was a resident at Clocktower Productions and has exhibited at Pioneer Works and the Drawing Center.
Copyright the Artists, 2022. Courtesy of the Artists and Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles.