Kelly Gollogly

Kelly Gollogly, Senior Exhibition 2010 Concept art from the animation “The Boy Who Could Not Not Worry,” in charcoal by Kelly Gollogly, Ridgefield, Conn.

Inspired by film director Tim Burton and writer-artist Edward Gorey, Gollogly makes animated films out of a hunger to tell stories. An animatic, or film created in choppy animation, her work in the Bates exhibition uses a format intended for children in order to explore the medicalization of emotional states and the expanding influence of the pharmaceuticals industry. She hopes the movie will remind viewers that they “are in control of their own minds.”