Martha Colburn


Martha Colburn’s first show with Horton Gallery, at its new Lower East Side venue, greets visitors with a wall thickly hung with the paper dolls she uses to create her frenetic, noisy stop-motion animations. On the opposite wall, an extensive selection of those videos plays, including Meth Labs, which includes indelible imagery of the first settlers of our great nation cooking up drugs in log cabins. A back room includes giant collages used to make Dolls vs. Dictators, in which Pee-Wee Herman and other dolls engage in mortal combat with the likes of Kim Jong-Il.