Purple Television

[September 4 2012] : art

Gallerina by Aaron Rose

The Gallerina is a new short film for 81 Hours by Aaron Rose, written by Arty Nelson and starring Annabelle Dexter-Jones. The story centers on a beautiful female gallery assistant. Gallery workers have the unique position of being a liaison between the creative class and the collector class. The film explores art-speak, one of modern language’s most beautifully obscure incantations. To the uninitiated, it is sometimes quite odd and entertaining and borders on poetry. Shot on location at The Painting Factory: Abstraction after Warhol at the Museum ofContemporary Art in Los Angeles, this film is a love letter to both creativity and words. Works by Urs Fischer, Sterling Ruby, Wade Guyton, Rudolf Stingel, Josh Smith and Christopher Wool come to life though the Gallerina’s wistfuldialogue.

Full Credits / Cinematographer: Autumn Durald, Stylist: Imogene Barron, Produced by Sue Yeon Ahn and Benjamin Gilovitz for Burbank Gamma Ray, Edited by Wilson Bessinger, Coordinator: Dirk Staudinger for Circleculture CC. Special thanks to Jeffrey Deitch, Ethel Seno, Cayce Cole and Randall Poster.

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