The College of Wooster Art Museum
Ebert Art Center
1220 Beall Avenue
Robyn O’Neil – We, The Masses
January 23 – March 8
The College of Wooster Art Museum (CWAM) will present Robyn O’Neil’s “We, The Masses” Jan. 23 through March 8 in The Sussel Gallery of Ebert Art Center. A self-described “maker of worlds,” Los Angeles-based artist Robyn O’Neil’s wry humor infuses her well-known apocalyptic drawings—10 years of which form the basis for the award-winning short film, “We, The Masses,” 2011. After attending Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School where she met Irish director Eoghan Kidney, the two teamed up to bring O’Neil’s drawings to life in a 13-minute, stop motion animation. The film explores futility, hope, and self-inflicted wounds as it swings between the foibles of human nature and the epic sweep of the natural world. Actions include a sweatsuit wearing man falling out of foreboding grey clouds, fruitless encounters with a group of similarly attired men, and a tsunami that engulfs the encampment. While seemingly a linear narrative, resolution never arrives because, as the artist states, “Endings can be inconclusive, but yet are still called ‘endings.’ They are also starting points; things must end so that something else will happen.”
The CWAM is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. (Please note that “We, The Masses” will be screened four times an hour and starts on the quarter hour.) The CWAM will be closed March 10-25, for the College's spring break. All receptions, lectures, exhibitions, and performances are free and open to the public. Group and class tours are also available. For more information, or to arrange a tour, call 330-263-2388 or visit wooster.edu/arts/museum.
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