“Sustained Investigations” Exhibition

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SUSTAINED INVESTIGATIONS

Frances Barth, Cicely Cottingham, Joanne Howard, Kaare Rafoss
September 10 – October 11, 2019
Opening Reception Tuesday September 10, 5 – 7 PM
Artists’ Talk at 6 PM
Kresge Gallery, Berrie Center for Performing & Visual Arts,
Ramapo College , New Jersey
Ramapo College Kresge Gallery is very pleased to present:Sustained Investigations, curated by Lena Hyun and Sydney O. Jenkins. A group exhibition featuring established artists, Frances Barth, CicelyCottingham, Joanne Howard, Kaare Rafoss.
The exhibition opens Tuesday September 10th in the Kresge and Pascal Galleries of the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College, Mahwah, N.J. Opening  reception from 5 to 7 p.m. with artists’ talks at 6 p.m.

Over several decades, the artists in the exhibition have continued to explore distinctive individual processes in various media.  According to co-curator Lena Hyun:  “Sustained Investigations presents the work of four distinct artists sharing an investigative spirit founded in complex ideas and rigorous formal Investigation. Using diverse materials from the poetic to the prosaic, these artists explore narrative, abstraction and the landscape in a variety of media with visually stunning and dramatic effects. Together, they offer provocative and enlightening possibilities for artistic practice in the 21stcentury.”

This exhibition is funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Kresge Gallery is located in the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.  Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m. For more information contact Sydney Jenkins at 201-684-7147.

New screenplay award

We’ve received wonderful news that “Cock Robin”  has been listed as an official selection semi-finalist of the Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards, Studio City, CA, and also has received an invitation for Frances to participate in the Nostos Screenwriting Retreat in Tuscany.

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COCK ROBIN

Vincent finally is getting his dream to shoot his first film when he finds out the scriptwriter has bailed on him. His girlfriend and her friends working at a ghostwriting company step up to help him out of the jam.

Studio News June 2019

Frances has been busy and we have some exciting studio news!

 

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A tiny pinch, 2017
24 x 36 inches
(61 x 91.5 cm)
Courtesy of the artist and Silas von Morisse, New York

Moran Moran Gallery, LA        JULY 13 – AUGUST 24, 2019

PLEASE RECALL TO ME EVERYTHING YOU HAVE THOUGHT OF CURATED BY EVE FOWLER

This exhibition joins together the women documented in the second installment of Eve Fowler’s film project, which investigates the practices of 20 artists, now in their later years of life, who have maintained an art making practice for many decades.

ARTISTS
ETEL ADNAN, FRANCES BARTH, DONNA DENNIS, FLORENCE DERIVE, SIMONE FATTAL, MAGDALENA SUAREZ FRIMKESS,
BARBARA HAMMER, HARMONY HAMMOND, MAREN HASSINGER, VIRGINIA JARAMILLO, LENN KELLER, JOYCE KOZLOFF, MAGALI LARA, MARY LUM, MONICA MAYER, DONA NELSON, SENGA NENGUDI, HOWARDENA PINDELL, JOAN SEMMEL

 

 

Frances’ Painting ‘Mokroe’ enters the collection of The Cincinnati Museum of Art

1819.7.2_Barth“Mokroe”  1976    6’x13’8” ac/pastel/charcoal on canvas—2 panels/ diptych

Back in the 1984, two local collectors, Ronnie and John Shore, purchased all but five of the paintings in Barbara Rose’s exhibition American Painting: The Eighties, first on display at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University in 1979 and then traveling to multiple countries for the next three years. The Shores have generously donated all forty of these paintings to the Cincinnati Art Museum. Included in this gift is Frances’ diptych, Mokroe.
 
The travel schedule for American Painting: The Eighties:  American Painting: The Eighties, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, SeptemberOctober 13, 1979, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, October 28December 30, 1979, American Cultural Center, Paris (dates unknown), Helsingin Taidetalo, Helsinki, August 27September 15, 1980, Ludwig Collection (Neue Gallerie), Aachen, September 27October 20, 1980, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, early November 1980January 1981, Tel Aviv Museum, FebruaryApril 1981, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, June 25July 26, 1981, Galeria Arcady, Krakow, September 227, 1981, Galeria Studio, Warsaw, October 531, 1981, Pinacoteca Provinciale of Bari, November 14December 5, 1981, Teatro del Falcone, Genoa, December 8, 1981–early March 1982, Palacio de la Virreina Catalonia, Barcelona, March 30April 1982, Gallery of La Caixa, Madrid, May 6June 5, 1982, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, JuneJuly 1982″

short film news

 

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FB Just began to shoot a new short film on a female tango dancer.

Here we are setting up to shoot a scene of the tango dancer as a young girl. Master shot camera is out of view as is the sound recording artist. Keeping fingers crossed!

“The Audition”, Frances’ new short film premiered in Paris at the Ethnografilm Festival in April at Cinema Lepic.

 

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Interview/documentary of an actor speaking about auditioning for acting roles as a major part of an actor’s life. This video is a movie in a movie-shooting a self tape, conducting an interview about shooting an audition, and shooting a video about the shooting of the self tape.

 

“The Audition” and “Regina B” will premiere in Canada this September at the Sunrise Film Festival in Nova Scotia.

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http://www.sunrisefilmfestival.com

 

New Year Studio news

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We’ve had a busy year in 2018, and busy is good.

Frances working on new paintings in her studio, Ron going to auditions and shooting new scenes for “Isn’t It Romantic,” which will be released on Valentine’s Day, and working in Voice Over; and… Frances’ new film called “The Audition” will premiere in Paris in April!

We even got to go to Amsterdam in March for the premiere of fb’s “Regina B” which was nominated for best short international documentary at The New Renaissance Film Festival, and also screened in November at the New York Short Film Festival.

Many thanks to Silas Von Morisse for Frances’ solo show at her gallery, and for hosting the theatrical reading of Ginger Smith and Billy Gee with 7 actors reading from the script of her graphic novel.

Also many thanks to the Pollock-Krasner Foundation!!! for their grant support of her painting.

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New short Film: “The Audition”

Interview/documentary of an actor speaking about auditioning for acting roles as a major part of an actor’s life. This video is a movie in a movie-shooting a self tape, conducting an interview about shooting an audition, and shooting a video about the shooting of the self tape.

Actors do so many auditions in relation to the small percentage of castings-and this became part of the soul of the short doc/interview.

HD video © 2018 
Actor: Ron Nakahara 
Interviewed by Frances Barth 
Director, Editor, Frances Barth 
Cameras, Frances Barth and Erick Arce 

TRAILER:

https://vimeo.com/286927331

 

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Neue House group show through January 2019

Frances Barth; Matthew Cole; Daniel Horowitz; Andre von Morisse; Marjorie Welish; Justin Williams

NeueHouse ART: NeueHouse presents Jam Session, a group exhibition curated by Ella Marder, Special collaboration with Blum & Poe and Silas von Morisse galleries

26 April – January 2019

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