We are proud to host a screening of EVENTIDE (2022), in which Lockhart visualizes the force of time by means of the gradual disappearance of dusk’s light as it concedes and fades to night. Under a vast expanse of sky, punctuated by streaking meteors or orbiting satellites, a group of figures search the rocky shore with lights in determined, measured movements containing echoes of the artist’s long-standing engagement with choreography. Over the 30-minute take, the search party slowly enters and exits the frame, leaving only a darkened landscape behind. The transitory and provisional nature of human existence is foregrounded through the figures’ absorption in the present, their collective gaze fixed downward while the skies above - a shade of navy nearly mirroring the cyanotype paintings - are resplendent with traces of the past: stars whose light has traveled for eons.
Sharon Lockhart (b. 1964) is currently featured in a group exhibition of works from TBA21’s collection, entitled Remedios: Where new land might grow, on view at Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía, Córdoba until March 31, 2024. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at international museums and institutions including at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao (2021); Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore (2021); Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee (2019); Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena (2018); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne (2015); Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2014); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2012); Secession, Vienna (2008); Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg (2008); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2001); and MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna (2000). Her works have been presented in biennials including at the Polish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017); the Shanghai Biennale (2014); the Liverpool Biennial (2014); and the Whitney Biennial (1997, 2000, 2004). Sharon Lockhart lives and works in Los Angeles.
There will be a limited amount of tickets available at the door.