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Creating Crumbling Cosmos: A Retrospective Screening of Films by Evan Mann

Creating Crumbling Cosmos: A Retrospective Screening of Films by Evan Mann

*One night only

Doors: 7pm
Films to begin promptly at 7:45
Screening Time: approximately 1 hour
Q+A directly following the screening with Evan Mann
This is a free event.

Join us at Leon as we celebrate an exclusive one-night only screening of the remarkable short films of video artist Evan Mann. Evan's films explore imaginative worlds that breathe in white-tone monochromatic hues, presenting furry creatures traveling through portals and across nature. Evan's films have been shown all over the world and have won several awards including the Jury Award for Best Experimental Short for "Real Ethereal" at the Slamdance Film Festival and Grand Prize winner of the Samsung 4k Challenge for "This Mountain". 

We will host a continuous screening of 8 of Evan's films with small introductions before each film and a Q+A session following the screening.

The evening shall proceed as follows:


Katharsis (loop)
The Body (3:05)
Real Ethereal (10:18)
The Otherworldly (8:03)
Pure Concentricity (2:36)
This Mountain (5:51)
Voyage of the Galactic Space Dangler (7:54)
The Making of Voyage of the Galactic Space Dangler (7:15)



Oh yeah, did we mention that this is a free event!?

About Evan Mann:
Mann invents imagery suggestive of cosmic forms, cellular structures, biological architecture, sea life and other unusual phenomena. His depictions often traverse through multiple mediums: Drawing, sculpture, video, installation; one process feeds and grows into another: dividing, repurposing, rearranging, recontextualizing. The content of the work is often developed through its creation, functioning as a catalyst for Mann to research and engage with art, science, philosophy, and religion. His use of monochrome is tied to minimalism and serves to reference clouds, light, eggs (birth), bones (death), and snow while bringing a formal unity to potentially chaotic compositions.

Born in 1985 (Colorado Springs, CO), Evan Mann earned his BFA from Colorado State University and his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to his inclusion in film festivals and screenings around the world, his work has been exhibited at the RISD Museum (RI), Holter Museum (MT), Allentown Art Museum (PA), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (MI), The Wassaic Project (NY), and Central Connecticut State University (CT), among many others. Mann’s work in included in the collections of the Holter Musuem, RISD Museum and the private collection of Paula and Leonard Granoff, among others. Mann is a current Redline artist resident and the recipient of the Grand Jury Award for Best Experimental Short at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival. Evan lives and works in Colorado with his wife Deborah and their daughter Anna, where they run a Denver-based commercial video production company: Otherworldly Productions.

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