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

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.

Additional Info

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