Bridging the Arts is a curated film series co-sponsored by Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts and the Kate. The series will feature a selection of art films produced by the highly-regarded Checkerboard Film Foundation and include a brief lecture before each film.
Rudy Burckhardt Compilation:
Man in the Woods and The Climate of New York
Man in the Woods
A detailed look at a remarkable artist who died in 1999 at age 85.
Aspects of Burckhardt's work in photography, film, and painting are examined in interviews with Rudy Burckhardt, painter Yvonne Jacquette, and curators Robert Storr (former Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Brian Wallis (Chief Curator, International Center of Photography, New York).
In his studio in New York, Burckhardt discusses his photography and its significance within its historical framework. In the woods near his summer home in Maine, the viewer sees Burckhardt's easel and painting in front of the scene he is depicting.
Whether in city or country, Burckhardt appreciated and transformed the chaos he discovered.
Yvonne Jacquette: Autumn Expansion
The American painter and printer Yvonne Jacquette is best known for her aerial landscapes of cities and towns, which incorporate distinctive brushwork.
Yvonne Jacquette: Autumn Expansion, filmed in 1981, explores the artist’s creative process as she creates a triptych that is approximately 26 feet wide, commissioned by the General Services Administration for the Federal Building and Post Office in Bangor, Maine.