In this rarely screened film directed by Martin, the artist delves into a theme that has long predominated in her paintings: nature. With no dialogue, the camera follows a young boy quietly exploring the landscapes of Colorado, California, and New Mexico while relating himself to his environment and to the abstract. Martin reportedly intended her film to be about happiness, innocence, and beauty.
A Portrait of the Artist, or Fisher-Inspired Films: Program 4
Related Exhibition Calder to Warhol
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Agnes Martin, 1976, 72 min., DVD
Support for A Portrait of the Artist, or Fisher-Inspired Films is provided by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.
Image: Agnes Martin, Gabriel (still), 1976; photo: courtesy The Pace Gallery