Double Feature: Richard Tuttle: Never Not an Artist and Rothko's Rooms: The Art and Work of an American Artist
Films // Double Feature: Richard Tuttle: Never Not an Artist and Rothko's Rooms: The Art and Work of an American Artist
Nov 19 - Nov 19
Overview // Richard Tuttle: Never Not an Artist
Director: Chris Maybach, 2005, 32 minutes
Richard Tuttle is an unconventional artist. Many of his works are small pieces made of unusual materials and many are both sculptures and paintings. Utilizing a wide variety of materials and possessing a unique sensibility, he produces works that confound art critics and museum goers. The film examines Mr. Tuttle’s art and its impact in several locations: his home in New Mexico, in New York with collectors, and in Miami Beach, where he was chosen to create a large piece of public art.
Rothko's Rooms: The Art & Work of an American Artist
Director: David Thompson, 2008, 60 minutes
Filmed on both sides of the Atlantic, this documentary chronicals Mark Rothko's life and charts the development of his work. The screen is filled with his softly defined, rectangular clouds of color. There are penetrating interviews with his children and comments from a wide range of friends, artists, art historians, collectors and curators. But the real focus is on Mr. Rothko's demands for finding or making the perfect setting for showing his work, typified by the story of his iconic Seagram murals, nine of which now hang at the Tate Modern. One of the murals' commissioners, Philip Jonson, is among those who explain why Mr. Rothko refused to allow these works to hang in their intended venue, the Four Seasons restaurant in New York city.
Details // Screening at 7 pm.
Suggested donation $5 member and $7 nonmember