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Clyde - O - Scope

Clyde Petersen at The Evergreen State College

Evergreen Gallery exhibition April 14 - May 17, 2017

Torrey Pines film screening with live musical accompaniment performed by Your Heart Breaks: Clyde Petersen, Zach Burba, Jacob Jaffe, and Steve Moore, April 19, 5pm  (** details below)

Torrey Pines Still

Following the film, reception in Evergreen Gallery 7-9pm, April 19

Evergreen Gallery is thrilled to announce a multi-media project, Clyde - O - Scope, that features the creations of award-winning, multidisciplinary artist Clyde Petersen.  The project encompasses a screening of Petersen’s film Torrey Pines with live musical accompaniment, and a retrospective of Petersen’s art and videos in Evergreen Gallery.

Petersen is a Seattle-based artist, working in film, animation, music, installation and fabulous spectacle. He is a member of the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. He travels the world with his punk band Your Heart Breaks and hosts a TV show in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum - “Boating with Clyde” features artists from around the world, performing on the waterways of Seattle.

Petersen’s boundless curiosity and ingenuity, his sense of humor and sense of self, his ability to create joyful expression from positive or painful experiences, permeates his art, video, and animation.  The photographs, drawings, prints, sculptures, and videos on display in Evergreen Gallery form a seamless continuity with Petersen’s stop-motion animated film Torrey Pines.

Since its premiere in October 2016, Petersen’s film Torrey Pines has received high praise and has been prominently featured in many film festivals.  Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival, featured it on opening night, writing that it is “a painstakingly created stop-motion animated film with an astonishing DIY aesthetic that is as emotionally affecting as it is a breathtaking artistic achievement.”  Petersen has recently returned from a very successful tour throughout Great Britain and Ireland, showing Torrey Pines while playing the live score with Your Heart Breaks bandmates.  The British Film Institute writes this about Torrey Pines’ inclusion in BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival: “The Centrepiece Screening of the 2017 Festival is the European premiere of Torrey Pines, a psychedelic stop-motion animation about a child grappling with gender identity and a schizophrenic mother.”

Petersen’s work has been featured around the world at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, SXSW, the Henry Art Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery, Portland State University, Western Washington University, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and many more. His clients include The Thermals, Kimya Dawson, Laura Veirs, Earth, Minor Alps, Quasi, Deerhoof, Sean Nelson, The Portland Cello Project and Thao with the Get Down Stay Down to name a few. He has been awarded grants for filmmaking from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), The Neddy at Cornish, the City of Seattle, the Artist Trust Innovator Award, the Awesome Foundation and 4Culture.

This showing of Torrey Pines was funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

The entire Clyde - O - Scope project has also been generously supported by these Evergreen State College groups: the President’s Equity Fund, the Library's Evan's Reading Series, the Trans and Queer Center, the Writing Center, and Academic Programs CultureLab and Mediaworks.


** Torrey Pines will be shown at 5 pm April 19 in the Communications Building Experimental Theater with overflow seating in the Recital Hall. 

Doors open at 4:30 for people with Evergreen State College ID

Doors open at 4:45 for general public

Free admission