Lewis Klahr

Film/Video

Pony Glass (1997)
Image courtesy of Lewis Klahr

Lewis Klahr

Visiting Filmmakers

Rising stars and acclaimed masters come to screen their films and talk with Wexner Center audiences.

Sat, Mar 13, 2004 7 PM

"One of the most evocative, accessible, and culturally aware experimental filmmakers alive."--Michael Atkinson, Village Voice

American avant-garde filmmaker Lewis Klahr visits the Wexner Center to present a selection of his short films.

With an alarmingly prolific and original body of work, Lewis Klahr has firmly established himself as one of today's premiere American avant-garde filmmakers.

Most of Klahr's films are painstaking handmade collages assembled from the detritus of pop culture (comic books, postcards, glossy magazine ads, brochures, playing cards, etc.) to create an evocative dreamscape of American history since the 1940s.

Klahr comes to the Wexner Center to present a hand-picked collection of his short films from the past decade, including several world and US premieres. Highlights include Two Minutes to Zero (2004), a feature-length crime story that's condensed into one minute and uses imagery from a comic book adaptation of the TV show 77 Sunset Strip and music by Glenn Branca; the acclaimed Pony Glass (1997), which explores the secret sex life of Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen; and Daylight Moon (2002), an atmospheric reflection on childhood that is perhaps Klahr's masterwork. (Program approx. 90 mins.)

Klahr's interests and creative approach suggest intriguing parallels to those of many artists in the exhibition Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, on view through May 2 at the Wexner Center Galleries at The Belmont Building.

Viewing Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

The Wex is closed Thu, Dec 25, and Thu, Jan 1, but our galleries will be open Fri, Dec 26, through Tue, Dec 30, 10 AM–8 PM. Learn more about our holiday hours here.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."