Represented Artist

Clifton Childree

Born 1973, Birmingham, AL, United States

Clifton

Clifton Childree adores the motion of black and white silent film, and the hiss and crackle of phonograph records.

Selected Works

These are a selected group of works and installation photographs from the exhibition. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

Clifton Childree

An analog artist in the digital era, Clifton Childree adores the herky-jerky motion of black and white silent film, its hokey lighting and the hiss and crackle of phonograph records. All these rich textures are anathema in the present moment that worships hyper-smooth seamless cinematography and state of the art CGI illusions. Childree’s affection for simple hydraulics and basic mechanics comes from a deep love affair for the carnival midway, turn-of-the-century arcade, and the broad laughs of vaudeville entertainment. It’s the hand-cranked and slapstick that gets Childree going.

Biography

Clifton Childree is a lo-tech devotee is an over-simplification, home-made is perhaps a better term. Childree started making his first super 8 films at nine years old and earlier than that made flipbooks while daydreaming in school. His kindred spirits are the filmmakers Jan Svankmajer, Starewicz, the Brothers Quay, and Guy Maddin. Like them, Childree’s films are an arena for uninhibited eccentricity. They seesaw between the sublime and the profane while shamelessly employing melodrama, blunt humor, and sight gags. His films are doused liberally with scatalogical slapstick such as bare asses, flying poop and over-sized dicks and their quaint toilet humor unleashes repressed urges and drives.

CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
(title forthcoming), Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

2018
Dual Roles, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

2014
Brot Kunsthalle Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2013
Hallwalls, Buffalo NY

2011
Vienna Museum of Art, project space, Vienna, Austria

2010
Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

2009
Pulse Art Fair installation, New York, NY

2008
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, project space, Miami,

2007
Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2006
Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL

2005
Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami, FL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Curator, I See The Spotlight In You, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

2017
MemoryLab, HistoryMiami Museum, Miami FL
Exposed, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

2016
Aesthetics and Values, Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

2015
Alternative Contemporaneity: TAZ, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

2014
Echos Myron, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

2013
Light Your Night, Miami Light Project, Miami, FL

2012
The Circus as a Parallel Universe, Vienna Museum of Art, Vienna, Austria
Wedding Crashers, Deering Estate, Miami, FL
Sex, DUIs and Videotape, Site 109, New York, NY

2011
Sight Specific, Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Blue Ribbon, opening film for Pablo Cano puppet show, Museum of
Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL

2010
Here, There and Everywhere, Brot Kunsthalle Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2009
Monitoring Art, Calix Gustav Gallery, Miami, FL
Miami Noir, Invisible Exports Gallery, New York, NY
Dark Fair, Cologne, Germany
Littlest Sister, Spinello Gallery, Miami, FL
Second Skin, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
Set To Manual, Girl’s Club, Ft. Lauderdale
Talent Preview ’09, Whitebox, New York, NY

2008
$999, Diana Lowenstein Gallery, Miami, FL
Schadenfreude a Wunderkammer of Voyeurism, Design District, Miami, FL

2007
Creating a Scene: Miami Contemporary Artists, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL
International Noise Conference, film, Churchills Pub, Miami, FL
Optic Nerve IX, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Sleepless Night, City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL

2006
Optic Nerve VIII, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Think Warm: MIami Draws for You, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2004
New Art South Florida, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

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