The Artist's Institute | 132 E. 65th St
September 15, 2016 – February 18, 2017
Opening: September 14, 6–8pm
In June 1997, Sharon Lockhart, Frances Stark, and Laura Owens mounted a group exhibition at Blum & Poe Gallery in Los Angeles with three 48 x 48 inch works, one from each artist — a photograph, a drawing, and a painting. Made a few years after they graduated art school, the show was a chance to examine their ongoing artistic conversation and friendship.
Sharon Lockhart’s way of working over the past three decades has continued in the collaborative spirit of this show, her films and photographs developing out of intentional relationships with her immediate communities. As an opening to her season at The Artist’s Institute, we begin by revisiting this early experiment in finding one’s way as an artist among friends.