Artist Name: Hudson Gardner
Join us tomorrow evening at 7:00 for this month’s Third Thursday film screening: “Gerhard Richter Painting,” directed by Corinna Belz. As always, fresh homemade popcorn is provided. A $5 donation is greatly appreciated to continue the public programs at Hillyer.
About ”Gerhard Richter Painting”:
"In his "Hanhwald” studio in Cologne, painter Gerhard Richter (b. 1932) is grappling with a fiddly tripod. He then sets up the camera, focusing on one work which has been painted over in grey. He refines a second painting with a palette knife. It’s clear that the creative process behind Richter’s works, which all seem so spontaneous, is actually the result of a lengthy process of searching and experimentation. Based on live sequences out of his daily work, tracking shots and historic TV interviews from the 60’s and 70’s, this unique documentary illustrates the creative process of one of the most important contemporary painters, who the Süddeutsche Zeitungclaimed “saved painting in the 21st century”."
We are grateful to our partners, The Goethe-Institut Washington. The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further intercultural exchange. Of special interest to us are film and exhibition projects. Our language department offers German courses, workshops and seminars for teachers of German as a Foreign Language, as well as a wide-ranging testing program to prove proficiency in German.
Museum Monday: In collaboration with the Calder Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has organized the major retrospective of Alexander Calder, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic. Highlighting many of his most iconic kinetic sculptures - including stabiles and mobiles fashioned from wire and metal - Calder and Abstraction is on view at LACMA through July 27, 2014.
Opening this Wednesday, April 16, is Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention, our inaugural exhibition at Pace Menlo Park, a pop-up gallery space at 300 El Camino Real in Menlo Park, California. On display through May 13, the exhibition will feature monumental stabiles, bronzes, standing and hanging mobiles, colorful gouaches, and wearable jewelry.
This week is our Third Thursday Film Series! Come see the screening of the documentary Gerhard Richter Painting at 7 pm, and enjoy some homemade popcorn while you’re at it!