Ed Emshwiller’s Sunstone

Ed Emshwiller’s prolific, avant-garde, and under-recognized body of work spans hundreds of sci-fi book covers, early computer animation, and dance. His 1979 video art piece Sunstone is an example of early computer animation. The video is playful, a smiling sun loses it’s tongue only to have it return to it’s face and transform into a third eye. Sunstone is in every sense, experimental video art; what we are viewing is Emshwiller exploring uncharted territories. Where can the imagination go when it has no boundaries? The artists’ first monographic exhibition opens October 18th in Philadelphia at Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, with some never before seen videos screening at Lightbox Film Center.