Nov 9-13, 2017

Shorts Program 1: Portraits of Artists

with Zhenya Gershman and Tish Stringer

Run Time: 87 minutes USA Language: English

Synopsis

Self Portrait Portrait (2014, James Hollenbaugh, 6 minutes)

Bryan Lewis Saunders has been creating a self portrait every day for nearly twenty years. This short documentary is itself a portrait of sorts and examines his process and determination to create without pretension or boundaries.

Nuthouse Drawings (2015, James Hollenbaugh, 6 minutes)

Susan Lowe is most well known as an actress in the early movies of filmmaker John Waters. This short portrait film focuses on Susan’s life as an artist and in particular her works known as ‘Nuthouse Drawings’.

Not Lost! Linocut Printing with Artemio Rodriguez (2015, Tish Stringer, 14 minutes)

16mm black and white film, VHS and mini-dv tapes are layered in a rhythmic tapestry focusing on details of production and technology as we follow Mexican printmaker Artemio Rodriguez on a visit to Houston. We visit his exhibition at The Printing Museum and workshop at Burning Bones Press to learn about his process and techniques, and the dream to keep print alive in a digital world.

The Model’s Artist (2015, Jake Gorst, 9 minutes)

Like two musicians improvising together, renowned figurative artist Zhenya Gershman and distinguished artist model Mark Snyder work in harmony, and the resulting work on canvas may often transcend the expectations of either.

David Hockney (In the Now) (2015, Lucy Walker, 6 minutes)

The sexy story of the iconic British artist David Hockney, who is adamant about living life in the now.

Obey the Artist (2014, Ondi Timoner, 16 minutes)

‘Obey the Artist’ travels deep inside the creative process of artist Shepard Fairey. The film follows Fairey as he transforms a photograph by National Geographic’s Aaron Huey from a digital print to the streets of L.A. in the form of a remarkable 12-foot mural in order to give voice to the forgotten history of Native Americans.

Duke Riley Goes to China (2015, Kim Snyder, 36 minutes)

In a most unusual act of cultural diplomacy, unconventional Brooklyn artist Duke Riley is chosen by the State Department to travel to China to stage an ambitious project: the reenactment of a legendary boat race featuring the 12 characters of the Chinese Zodiac.

 

Self Portrait Portrait (2014, James Hollenbaugh, 6 minutes)

Bryan Lewis Saunders has been creating a self portrait every day for nearly twenty years. This short documentary is itself a portrait of sorts and examines his process and determination to create without pretension or boundaries.

Nuthouse Drawings (2015, James Hollenbaugh, 6 minutes)

Susan Lowe is most well known as an actress in the early movies of filmmaker John Waters. This short portrait film focuses on Susan’s life as an artist and in particular her works known as ‘Nuthouse Drawings’.

Not Lost! Linocut Printing with Artemio Rodriguez (2015, Tish Stringer, 14 minutes)

16mm black and white film, VHS and mini-dv tapes are layered in a rhythmic tapestry focusing on details of production and technology as we follow Mexican printmaker Artemio Rodriguez on a visit to Houston. We visit his exhibition at The Printing Museum and workshop at Burning Bones Press to learn about his process and techniques, and the dream to keep print alive in a digital world.

The Model’s Artist (2015, Jake Gorst, 9 minutes)

Like two musicians improvising together, renowned figurative artist Zhenya Gershman and distinguished artist model Mark Snyder work in harmony, and the resulting work on canvas may often transcend the expectations of either.

David Hockney (In the Now) (2015, Lucy Walker, 6 minutes)

The sexy story of the iconic British artist David Hockney, who is adamant about living life in the now.

Obey the Artist (2014, Ondi Timoner, 16 minutes)

‘Obey the Artist’ travels deep inside the creative process of artist Shepard Fairey. The film follows Fairey as he transforms a photograph by National Geographic’s Aaron Huey from a digital print to the streets of L.A. in the form of a remarkable 12-foot mural in order to give voice to the forgotten history of Native Americans.

Duke Riley Goes to China (2015, Kim Snyder, 36 minutes)

In a most unusual act of cultural diplomacy, unconventional Brooklyn artist Duke Riley is chosen by the State Department to travel to China to stage an ambitious project: the reenactment of a legendary boat race featuring the 12 characters of the Chinese Zodiac.

 

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