Sharon Lockhart

Artist lecture Wednesday, October 05, 2016 7PM
Timken Lecture Hall, California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., San Francisco, CA 94107
Milena, Jarosław, Poland, 2013, 2014

Sharon Lockhart’s practice is extensive, spanning several decades of immersive, socially-engaged, and research-intensive projects. Her work considers how the quotidian unfolds in front of a camera. She explores the intersections of film and photography—staging still images as one would a film and composing films in the manner of photographs. Often devoid of sentiment, her visual representations are nevertheless deeply humane and intimate in their focus on everyday situations, while reflecting broader global conditions through their historically grounded approach.

Adolescence is a recurring theme in Lockhart’s filmmaking and photography. She captures children at the edge of maturity, self-absorbed in isolated moments of daily life. With a display of stillness and an attention to the awkwardness of adolescence, Lockhart has created images that oppose the stereotypical melodrama used to describe this phase of life. Drawn to the vulnerability and openness of teenagers transitioning into adulthood, she has shown a unique ability to enter others’ lives, gain their trust and affection, and produce images free of judgment or preconception.

Lockhart holds an MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been widely exhibited, including solo exhibitions at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland. She has been awarded numerous distinctions, including the Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. Lockhart is on the faculty at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

Pier 24 Photography is pleased to present the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program in collaboration with California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Each year, the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program brings six photographers, writers, and curators to San Francisco to offer free and open lectures, and to work one-on-one with students at California College of the Arts.

Larry Sultan Photography Award

Jonathan Calm, Double Vision (Recording I), 2018

Jonathan Calm

Fall 2019 Residency
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

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Jonathan Calm is a visual artist who works in photography, video, installation, and performance. A central theme of his work is the relationship between photography and urban architecture, and the powerful role of images in the way architectural constructs shape the lives of individuals and communities.

In his most recent work, Calm explores the complex representation of African-American automobility from a historical and contemporary perspective, focusing and drawing on the importance and resonance of the Negro Motorist Green Book. Of this project, he explains, “the image of the infinite highway and the unbridled freedom to roam the land has always been considered a quintessential expression of the modern American spirit, but the black American experience of travel, which involves heightened subjectivity and exposure, has to this day proven a precarious privilege rather than an inalienable right.”

Calm’s art practice is international in scope and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem (2005); Role Play at the Tate Britain (2006); Black Is, Black Ain’t at the University of Chicago’s Renaissance Society (2008); Streetwise at the Reina Sophia Museum in Madrid (2008) and the Chelsea Art Museum (2011); deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (2013); and Rooted Movements at LMAKprojects in New York City (2014). Calm currently lives in Palo Alto, CA where he is a faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.