The Power Plant

Sharon Lockhart: Podwórka

Sharon Lockhart

Past Exhibition

Mar 25 – May 23 2010

Sharon Lockhart: Podwórka 26 March - 24 May, 2010 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CURATORS: GREGORY BURKE AND PABLIO DE OCAMPO

Podwórka captures six groups of neighbourhood youth as they play in seemingly deserted yards, offering an intimate portrait of daily life in Lód´z, Poland. Shot with a fixed camera, this single-channel video projection highlights American artist Sharon Lockhart’s concern for the interrelationship between the still and the moving image.

Evolving from past works for which Lockhart has entered into a community to document its inhabitants – such as Pine Flat (2006), the result of three years spent in a small town in the Sierra Nevada – Podwórka evidences the artist’s nuanced anthropological gaze as she represents both individual and collective identities. The work’s meditative pace and absence of defined narrative affords Lockhart’s subjects a sense of freedom that also extends to the viewers, who are encouraged to imagine stories for the children portrayed, beyond the space of the screen.

Sharon Lockhart (born in Norwood, Mass., 1964) received her MFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and is currently based in Los Angeles. Her acclaimed film and photography work has been shown in galleries and cinemas around the world, including in Life on Mars: The 55th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2008). Recent solo exhibitions have been organized by Secession, Vienna (2008), Kunstverein, Hamburg (2008) and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2009).

Co-presented with

Images Festival


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16mm film transferred to HDCAM, 31 min. Courtesy the artist, Blum & Poe (Los Angeles), Gladstone Gallery (New York), and neugerriemschneider (Berlin). Photo: Steve Payne.

16mm film transferred to HDCAM, 31 min. Courtesy the artist, Blum & Poe (Los Angeles), Gladstone Gallery (New York), and neugerriemschneider (Berlin). Photo: Steve Payne.

16mm film transferred to HDCAM, 31 min. Courtesy the artist, Blum & Poe (Los Angeles), Gladstone Gallery (New York), and neugerriemschneider (Berlin). Photo: Steve Payne.

16mm film transferred to HDCAM, 31 min. Courtesy the artist, Blum & Poe (Los Angeles), Gladstone Gallery (New York), and neugerriemschneider (Berlin).