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Green Screen Workshop with Artist Julia Rooney

June 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join Artspace New Haven for a Green Screen Workshop with artist Julia Rooney. In this two-hour collaborative workshop, participants (ages 14+) will explore the use of a green screen in the production of photographic portraits where the sitter becomes located in an alternate landscape. Using the green screen as backdrop, participants will photograph each other—with the option of incorporating various green props—and then learn to “key out” the background in Photoshop, replacing it with scenic imagery of their choosing. All materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring materials they wish to use while photographing each other (i.e. accessories or fabric), or in post-production, (i.e. photographs, sketches, or printed matter). This workshop will be highly collaborative and experimental, with a focus on shared making and conversation. No prior experience is necessary and materials will be provided.

This event is part of the programming series for the exhibition Footnotes and other embedded stories, on view April 30–June 25, 2022. As an in-person program, the exhibition opening will be limited to 15 audience members at a time in compliance with COVID-19 venue safety. Artspace New Haven encourages mask-wearing and social distancing. Please register for this program.

Julia Rooney (b. 1989) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores perception, sociality, and the increasing pressure of algorimithcally-designed systems on human behavior. While rooted in painting, her practice often engages other analogue modes of production including postal correspondence and papermaking. Her recent solo show @SomeHighTide featured a series of phone-sized paintings (2×2-in), installed both physically at Arts+Leisure Gallery (NYC, 2021) and digitally on her eponymous Instagram account, which she intermittently reactivates for site-specific projects as an ongoing form of critique and inquiry. Her ongoing series “paper paper”—made entirely of pulpified and re-formed newspapers—was recently exhibited at The Weatherspoon Art Museum’s Art on Paper exhibition (Greensboro, NC, 2021), and has had solo exhibitions at Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA, 2019) and Real Eyes Gallery (Adams, MA, 2021). Recent group exhibitions include Affective Histories (Hesse Flatow, NYC), Out of Office (Collar Works, Troy NY), Painting Abstraction: 197X-Today (Zeit Contemporary Art, NYC) and Patterns of Influence: Artists Who Teach (The Painting Center, NYC). Rooney has attended residencies at The Studios at MASS MoCA (Assets for Artists, North Adams MA), Engaging Artists (More Art, NYC), SU CASA (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC), and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT); and in 2022, will be an Artist in Residence at The Joan Mitchell Center (New Orleans, LA). Rooney received her BA in Visual & Environmental Studies from Harvard College in 2011, and her MFA in Painting from Yale School of Art in 2018. She is currently a 2021-2022 Happy and Bob Doran CT Artist in Residence.


June 4, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


50 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06510 United States