Landscape & Portraiture: Films by Jon Beacham, Peter Hutton, and Larry Jordan
This program focuses on the films and interdisciplinary works of Jon Beacham who is working in the mediums of film, letterpress printing, collage and photography. The program will include a screening outside in back of Union Docs, and an indoor gallery installation of work. The focus of the film program is on landscape and the idea of portraiture while thinking on landscapes. Three short films; Return, The Last Roll of Kodachrome and What I Saw on the Periphery: A Film in VIII Parts will be screened by Beacham, along with New York Portrait No. 1 by Peter Hutton, and Triptych in Four Parts by Larry Jordan. These two films chosen for the screening by Beacham are influential works that explore ideas of recording place, and what is possible as a "portrait" compared to our usual sense of the word.
A gathering of other media including collage, photography and letterpress will also be on view. Over this past winter while Beacham was editing the film What I Saw on the Periphery, a number of other works took place including a body of photographs, collages, and an artist publication titled Photographing Buildings. The sense of editing a film, and gathering materials to create other works were deeply intertwined. Photographic film stills were taken alongside shooting on 16mm, and that work finds itself in the collages and publication. The use of multiple mediums and the "editing" of a body of work, is what this program focuses on. The screening will take place outside, and the indoor space at Union Docs will be used as a gallery space to display a series of works on paper, photographs, and mixed media works.
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