In partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Animation Department, Hillyer is honored to present Left Out in the Patterning, an online exhibition featuring the year-long thesis projects of the graduating class of 2020. Animation emerges from the arduous accumulation of small moments. Animators work frame by frame through measured outlines of movement trajectories that mix extemporaneous improvisation with pattern making in order to build a world’s interior logic. These projects unpack the importance of storytelling and reinvest in the power of voice during the obstacles of the present moment, itself unpredictable in its patterning. Students investigate themes ranging from the effects of micro-aggressions upon young women of color, nostalgia for natural habitats, to the ungodly awesomeness of rock and roll.