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The Renegades: American Avant-Garde Film, 1960–1973

American cinema changed dramatically over the course of the 1960s, during which time the scope, shape, and content of film was rigorously challenged. Eager to break away from the domination of narrative features of this period, film artists used fresh, renegade styles to explore both the structure of edited composition and the lyrical nature of celluloid images.

This dynamic exhibition features Bruce Conner’s THREE SCREEN RAY (2006), comprised of imagery from his films COSMIC RAY (1961) and EVE-RAY-FOREVER (1965), along with other significant works from the Walker’s Ruben/Bentson Film and Video Collection: Bruce Baillie’s Castro Street (1966), Stan Brakhage’s Mothlight (1963), Hollis Frampton’s Lemon (1969), Ernie Gehr’s Serene Velocity (1970), and Gunvor Nelson’s My Name is Oona (1969).

Curator: Sheryl Mousley