Bits & Pieces: The Illustration of Red Nose Studio
The Emily Davis Gallery presents the artwork of award-winning animator Chris Sickels, the creative force behind Red Nose Studio, as part of this year’s Myers Forum Residency. His work is a unique blend of sculpture, painting, collage, model-building, photography, and traditional illustration to tell stories. Bits and Pieces gives an in-depth view of Sickels’ process, from conception to completion.
His corporate and institutional clients include Microsoft, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, MTA Arts & Design, and AARP. He has also provided illustration for several children’s books including The Secret Subway, by Shana Corey.
Sickels has been celebrated as a New York Times “Best Illustrated” artist. The Society of Illustrators has awarded Sickels with three gold medals and one silver medal for both his still and animated 3D illustration work. His stop-motion films have been screened at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and the Montreal Stop-Motion Film Festival.
Bits and Pieces highlights Sickles’ body of work with objects used as 3D models, sketches, illustrations, and animations. A portion of the exhibition is focused on his creation Time Pieces, described on rednosestudio.com as a work “about wanderlust, friendship and realizing who is with you for the long haul.”
BITS & PIECES: THE ILLUSTRATION OF RED NOSE STUDIO | DECEMBER 13–FEBRUARY 1
HOLIDAY SHOP | NOVEMBER 29–NOVEMBER 30
83RD ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION | FEBRUARY 12–MARCH 1
Emily Davis Gallery
Myers School of Art
150 East Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio 44325