Stop-motion filmmaker David Daniels’ artwork is the subject of an exhibit at the Pauhaus Gallery (5239 Melrose Avenue) in Los Angeles. The exhibit will be open to the viewing public this weekend, on Saturday, August 27, from 12-6pm, and on Sunday from 3-6pm.
Early in his career, Daniels earned recognition for his work on animated segments of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and the music video for Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time.” Daniels later directed the original cg M&M’s commercials, and he is a co-founder, along with Ray Di Carlo and Chel White, of the Portland-based animation studio Bent Image Lab.
Among Daniel’s most enduring legacies is the invention of the mind-melting Strata-Cut animation technique. The artist creates “loaves” of clay which are cut into thin slices, revealing the movement of the pre-animated images inside.