Joel Frenzer

Joel Frenzer

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

· 765 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Coworker Projects is pleased to present Magnetic Monopoles, the series of drawings and video screening by Joel Frenzer on April 7th starting at 7PM at Entwine.

Over the past five years, Frenzer’s animated work has focused on humans in real spaces. This has evolved a body of work that approaches experimental/abstract documentary animation. The themes vary from playful vignettes of family and friends, to more claustrophobic moods of feeling trapped in quantum conundrums. Magnetic Monopoles refers to the theoretical microscopic particles that contain only 1 magnetic charge, either positive or negative. The drawings in the show are the artist’s interpretation of them on the macroscopic scale, but also something that our human minds maybe aren't supposed to comprehend. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000, Joel has worked as both a professional animator and independent artist. Through the Olive Jar Animation Studio and The Animation Cowboys, he’s been involved with several Cartoon Network projects as animator and voice-actor. His independent films have been featured in international festivals, workshops, galleries, and online. He has taught and assisted animation classes at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, WGBH, and as been a full-time professor of animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston since 2004. In addition, he co-hosts a monthly comedy podcast about animation called the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum. Joel Frenzer’s drawings will be available for viewing in our upstairs space through May 7th.