Saint Louis Art Museum Opens Martha Colburn Triumph of the Wild

. June 20, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Saint Louis Art Museum presents Martha Colburn: Triumph of the Wild on view in Gallery 301 from June 17 through September 5, 2011.

Artist and filmmaker Martha Colburn depicts a frenetic, whirlwind narrative of an epic topic—the history of American war from Bunker Hill to Baghdad—collapsed into a 10-minute animated film in the Museum’s latest New Media Series installation, Triumph of the Wild (2008–9). Deploying hand-colored animation, collage, found imagery, and a novel use of jigsaw puzzles, Colburn offers a visually accessible film that is also brutally honest about the consequences of war.

Exhibition curated by Tricia Y. Paik, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art

Image: Martha Colburn, American, born 1972; Triumph of the Wild (Part I + Part II), 2008–9; 16 mm film transferred to DVD; duration: 10 min. 20 sec.; Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai 2011.64; © Martha Colburn

The Saint Louis Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading comprehensive art museums with collections that include works of art of exceptional quality from virtually every culture and time period. Areas of notable depth include Oceanic art, pre-Columbian art, ancient Chinese bronzes and European and American art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with particular strength in 20th-century German art. The Museum offers a full range of exhibitions and educational programming generated independently and in collaboration with local, national and international partners.

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Category: Fine Art

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