REGINA B (TRT 12:29)
A Film by Frances Barth
A short documentary/portrait of the painter Regina Bogat, who at the age of 84 had her first solo show in New York City, of work from the 1960’s. These paintings had only been seen once at her loft party back in the ‘60’s. A part of the 10th Street art scene, Regina was the only woman artist working in the Bowery Studio building with Mark Rothko, James Brooks, Ray Parker and other Abstract Expressionists. A natural raconteur and independently minded painter, a friend of Ad Reinhardt and Eva Hesse, Regina subsequently married the painter Alfred Jensen and has continuously painted throughout her life. In 2018 there will be a retrospective of her work, and she has recently had multiple exhibitions in New York and Paris.
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We’re excited to have this new web page which leads to movie trailers for the two animations and video, and the graphic novel.
Click on the film cans to go to Jonnie In The Lake, Regina B, and End of the Day, End of the Day. Find movie trailers, press kits and more.
Click on the graphic novel on the shelf below to go to info and links to Amazon and B&N for Ginger Smith and Billy Gee.
A new digital catalogue was just released for the wonderful show curated by Michael Walls that was at the Kingsborough Art Museum and is being worked on as a travelling exhibit.
Please click on the image below to link to the catalogue.
Frances is included in this wonderful exhibition: “Works of Intimate Scale by 26 colorists,” curated by Michael Walls at the Kingsborough Art Museum March 6-April 5, 2017.
Frances gave an artist talk at the New York Studio School on November 29, 2016. In case you missed it and want to see/hear the talk, please go to Vimeo at:
Now Released for Sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
In this singular abstracted land, six characters drive forward the story in “Ginger Smith and Billy Gee” by the painter Frances Barth. In the family of a graphic novel, but also like a graphic poem, this is a book in two acts and an Afterword, with interspersed dreams of the main character Ginger. It turns its focus cinematically on the darkly comic relationship developing between Ginger, a painter, and Billy, an aspiring writer, after Ginger is dumped by Billy’s best friend.
Four other characters contriibute to the richness of the story. Hiker 1 and Hiker 2 are like figures in a Greek Chorus commenting on the action and entering and leaving the story line, and Male and Female add a Freudian coda to the proceedings. This is a winsome and jaunty artist tale, humorous, poetic and symbolic.
A full color book with all original drawings and text.
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ginger-smith-and-billy-gee-frances-barth/1125374765?ean=9780692767269