A Pennsylvanian with deep West Virginia ties, Brent Green makes films that are eccentric, delicate, anarchic, both melancholic and hopeful. Touching upon bygone traditions of American oral-histories and dark fables, Green creates handmade, stop-motion animated works from drawings, found props, and handcrafted characters. At the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Green premieres his newest film Gravity was Everywhere Back Then as a work-in-progress, for which he will create a life-size environment in the Front Room.
Jul 26 – Aug 10, 2008
This exhibition is generously supported by the Whitaker Foundation; William E. Weiss Foundation; Regional Arts Commission; Arts and Education Council; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.