Sabra: The Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field

Films // Sabra: The Life & Work of Printmaker Sabra Field

Sep 17 - Sep 17

Overview // This documentary, a labor of love written, directed, and edited by screenwriter and director Bill Phillips, profiles the life and career of Vermont-based printmaker Sabra Field.

Born in 1935, Sabra Field achieved fame and recognition for her masterful printmaking. The documentary explores Field's most commonly seen and circulated images — which celebrate American pastoral motifs in New England — and asks why some critics have long dismissed the pastoral as an appropriate subject for contemporary art. The film investigates Field's decision to interpolate a wide variety of stylistic influences in defiance of commercial demands, and discusses how intense personal tragedies have occasionally impacted Field's work.

This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Pressing Matters, on view in SLOMA's Gray Wing August 24–October 14, 2018.

Details // Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7 PM. Suggested donation: $5 members, $7 nonmembers includes complimentary beverage. Watch the trailer online.

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art recognizes that film is a visual art form and is delighted to bring you a series of outstanding documentaries inspired by our current exhibitions. Films screen the third Monday of each month at 7 PM.

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