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STILL - Pia Maria Martin

The McLoughlin Gallery

Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Solo Exhibition Featuring Pia Maria Martin

The McLoughlin Gallery is proud to present STILL, the first solo media exhibition in the US by videographer and animator, Pia Maria Martin. Hailing from Stuttgart, Germany, Martin is well known for her elaborate stop motion films. For this series, she uses everyday objects such as furniture in her studio, which she photographs in an endless sequence of images and puts them together into films where the objects come alive. The result is a surreal sequence of events and actions developing from the unassuming, static arrangements of things in an interior – thereby optically skewing our habitual views of the object/function relationship. The individual parts of 17th century floral still life’s or Vanitas compositions come to life, so that flowers wilt, bugs and animals move around and wine glasses tip over in an eerie but amusing story. A soup hen, plucked and cut into pieces, manages miraculously to resurrect itself by sewing its severed limbs back onto its body and escape from the pot. Chairs stacked away in storage untangle and march in formation. In her most recent body of work, time lapses are part of her subject matter as she creates abstract images of ice sculptures melting and ribbon anthropomorphically taking over an industrial space.

Artist Reception
Thursday, May 10, 2012
5:00 - 9:00 pm

Artist Talk and Panel Discussion
Thursday, May 10, 2012
7:00 pm 

Works on view from May 10 - May 26, 2012

Zum Appell, 2005
16 mm Film/Sound triple screen projection, 5.27 min

About the Artist

Pia Maria Martin is a German film artist living in Stuttgart. Starting off with 8 mm film, she now works with 16 mm creating innovative, though provoking stop-animation films. Her films are coupled with a musical score complimenting the storyline of the film.

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When & Where

The McLoughlin Gallery
49 Geary Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108

Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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The McLoughlin Gallery


The McLoughlin Gallery is an approachable, inviting gallery with a social conscience. The mission of the gallery is to educate and intrigue by showcasing established mid-career and emerging contemporary artists whose work is unique: integrating bright, bold colors and conveying an emotional punch. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at the 49 Geary Street, Suite 200 in San Francisco.  For more information, please call 415-986-4799 or visit

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