Lorna Mills

‘Mountain Light/Time’

March 3

through March 6, 2016


Moving Image Art Fair – Waterfront New York Tunnel, Between 27th and 28th Streets

Thursday, March 3rd, 6 – 8 PM

‘Midnight Moment’

In partnership with Moving Image, Times Square Arts brings Lorna Mills’ brief GIF of a sunrise over a mountain to Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 pm to midnight every night in March. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts


Launching Thursday, March 3 at 11:57 PM, on view for one month, playing nightly for three minutes.

TRANSFER is pleased to present in our sixth Moving Image Art Fair debuting new work from Lorna Mills.

‘Mountain Light/Time’ is an animated GIF of a speedy sunrise over mountain tops with each loop timed to match the duration of a deep breath. A virtual inhalation and exhalation of mountain air and light. The work will be on view at the Moving Image Art Fair from March 3 – 6th at the Waterfront New York Tunnel.

In partnership with the fair, ‘Mountain Light/Time’ was selected by Times Square Arts for their ‘Midnight Moment’ running every night in March, the piece will form a brightly lit collage across Times Square, taking over the massive screens each night for three minutes at midnight.

“The gallery is thrilled this artwork from Lorna Mills will reach a new contemporary art audience and general public alike via the Times Square Midnight Moment launching during Armory Art Week. In the past two decades Mills has amassed a vibrant online following – her artwork has seen millions of impressions globally. This exhibition of animated GIF artwork stretching across the massive screens in Times Square is the ultimate physical installation of this popular contemporary art format.”

A full inventory of work from Lorna Mills is available from the gallery. Please inquire with the director@transfergallery.com to request information.

About the Artist :::
Described as a ‘wall of resistance to data formation’, the animated GIF work of Lorna Mills reflects her obsession with subcultures, absurd perpetual conditions, endless anxiety, human folly and masturbating monkeys. With elements culled from a variety of online sources, her moving image collages are in a state of constant oscillation; the particular and peculiar rapidly expanding to universals and then, just a quickly, contracting right back again.

Canadian artist Lorna Mills has actively exhibited her work in both solo and group exhibitions since the early 1990’s, both in Canada and Internationally. Her practice has included obsessive Ilfochrome printing, obsessive painting, obsessive super 8 film & video, and obsessive on-line animated GIFs incorporated into restrained off-line installation work.

Recent exhibitions include “Abrupt Diplomat” at the Marshal McLuhan Salon for Transmediale, “At Play in the Fields of the Lord” at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn NY and “DKRM”at DAM Gallery, Berlin. Lorna Mills’ most recent curation project, “Ways of Something” is a collaborative remake of the 1972 John Berger documentary “Ways of Seeing” episodes one through four, featuring over 113 networked artists.

Lorna Mills is represented by TRANSFER in Brooklyn, New York and DAM Gallery in Berlin.