Alice Neel / Grass Grow (2012 Season)
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 @ 1:00 PM,
Daily Pass includes admission to both films and a complimentary wine reception at intermission for those ages 21+
ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM
In a feast for the eyes, a new film series reveals the stories behind the most intriguing artists and architects of our time.
Series presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Carsey-Wolf Center, and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB
1 PM - Alice Neel
“The fascinating documentary Alice Neel illuminates history while also demonstrating how an artist's style reveals his or her personality.” The New York Times
Directed by her grandson, a searing portrait of the influential, emotionally troubled American painter Alice Neel, who was marginalized until the 1960s, when she was embraced by the counterculture and painted its heroes including Andy Warhol and neighbors in Spanish Harlem.
(Andrew Neel, 2007, 81 min.)
3 PM - Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow
“Ravishing, hypnotic record of the work of Anselm Kiefer” Sight & Sound, U.K.
Acclaimed documentarian Sophie Fiennes’s mesmerizing portrait of artist Anselm Kiefer, who transformed a derelict industrial space in southern France into a dreamlike city, housing his paintings and elaborate installations, including underground tunnels and towers.
(Sophie Fiennes, 2010, 105 min.)
Presented in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, and AIA Santa Barbara, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Additional support provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation and Winick Architects.