Jake Fried, American. Down Into Nothing, 2013. 1 minute. Hand-drawn animation with ink, gouache, white-out, and coffee. Courtesy of the artist.

Down Into Nothing

April 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Media Arts Gallery

Using ink, gouache, white-out, and even coffee, Jake Fried creates hallucinatory vistas by modifying and shooting the same image over and over again. The result is a mind-bending animation at a frenzied pace. Beginning his career as a painter, Jake Fried was drawn to the process of layering and modifying images, which led him to pursue animation. Fried is an instructor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.