Join us for a screening of director Michael Blackwood's seminal documentary, "14 Americans: Directions in the 1970s," featuring artists associated with the East End of Long Island, including Laurie Anderson, Alice Aycock, Peter Campus, Chuck Close, Dennis Oppenheim, and Dorothea Rockburne, among others.
"The multiple means of making art after the end of illusionism led these artists in the 1970s to create performances, sculptures, earthworks, tableaux, furniture, shaped canvases, and more, using unusual materials… The sources for their concepts and art works are equally diverse; the delicate proportions and balance of Early Renaissance painting, the exploration of the surface of the moon, the structure and inventions of vernacular architects, to name only a few." – Michael Blackwood Productions
Independent documentarian Michael Blackwood has produced and directed more than 100 films since the 1960s, aiming to create a permanent record of the leading figures in the cultural landscape of our time. Among his many documentaries on artists, he has created portraits of Jean Dubuffet, Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Mel Bochner, Vija Celmins, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Matthew Barney, Jim Dine, Philip Guston, Hans Haacke, David Hockney, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Robert Morris, Robert Motherwell, Isamu Noguchi, Gerhard Richter, Larry Rivers, George Segal, and Andy Warhol.
In addition to producing programs at the Parrish Art Museum, Andrea Grover has been a media curator for 15 years, and has organized film programs for the Dia Art Foundation, Menil Collection, and Aurora Picture Show, the Houston-based experimental cinema which she founded in 1998.
This film series is a companion to the Museum's East End Stories database (artists.parrishart.org), which contains extensive information on more than 600 artists who have lived and worked in the area since the mid-1800s. East End Stories on Screen is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
East End Stories on Screen