Siemon Allen, "Cards," installation, trading cards, sleeves, dimensions variable, 2005 - 2012.

Siemon Allen, "Cards," installation, trading cards, sleeves, dimensions variable, 2005 - 2012. Image courtesy the artist.

Siemon Allen exhibition: "Grids: An Archive of Collective Memory"

SCAD Museum of Art

Savannah, GA

601 Turner Blvd.


"Grids: An Archive of Collective Memory" presents a collaged collector card installation by artist Siemon Allen. The "Cards" series is a grid compilation of military trading cards, spanning seven decades and illustrating a history of military propaganda, technology advancement, and fluctuations in popular support of war in the U.S. The work highlights the perceptions of varied national identities that have been appropriated through the aesthetic lens of an artist as avid collector.

Artist talk: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m., followed immediately by a reception through 8 p.m.

The exhibition, artist talk and reception are free with SCAD Museum of Art admission.