Tuesday, December 10th: Visions of Mary Frank, A Film by John Cohen

Visions of Mary Frank

This coming Tuesday, December 10th, the Visual & Critical Studies department will present a screening of the film Visions of Mary Frank by documentary filmmaker John Cohen. The screening will take place this Tuesday, December 10th at 6 pm in room 101C in 133 West 21st Street, and will be free and open to the public.

Here is a description of the film from the VCS website:

Mary Frank (b. 1933) has worked with sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography over the course of more than six decades, and has been described by Linda Nochlin as an artist who “confronts this darkness of the spirit and wrestles it into vivid pictorial expression.” Documentary filmmaker John Cohen, who has known Frank for more than fifty years, charts her extraordinary career in this new film.

You can read a little more about the film at its IMDb entry.

To learn about Mary Frank and see some of her work, visit the following websites:

Mary Frank at DC Moore Gallery

Mary Frank with John Yau (The Brooklyn Rail, June 3, 2011)

Oral history interview with Mary Frank, 2010 Jan. 10-Feb. 3 (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Visual & Critical Studies