The Pollock Gallery of the Division of Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts will present the exhibition Video Days. The exhibition features film and video by six artists: Larry Clark, Florian Drexel, Spike Jonze, Nicolas Provost, Christopher Samuels and Ryan Wolfe, all of which address issues such as social stereotypes, dogma, human conditioning, risk, chance and what it means to live the “American Dream.”
The centerpiece of the exhibit is the 24-minute film Video Days (1991), Spike Jonze's directorial debut. Made for the skateboarding company Blind Skateboards, it is considered one of the most influential skateboard videos of all time. Also included will be the 90-minute dark drama Kids (1995) by Larry Clark, including 15 stills from the movie; Nicolas Provost’s Storyteller; Indian Shield by Detroit artist Christopher Samuels; Loops (Gabrielle D’Angelo) by Ryan Wolfe; and Suffering by Swiss artist Florian Drexel.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 13. Curator James Cope will give a gallery talk on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 pm.