Omi to Screen Elizabeth Murray Documentary

Elizabeth Murray (photo Brigitte LaCombe)

Elizabeth Murray (photo Brigitte LaCombe)

(GHENT, N.Y.) – A work-in-progress screening of the documentary film “Everybody Knows … Elizabeth Murray” in conjunction with the current gallery exhibition showcasing large-scale paintings and works on paper by the acclaimed artist will take place in the Visitor’s Center at Omi on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 4pm. Access to the screening, as well as the exhibition of Murray’s work currently on view at Omi, is free and open to the public. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow, alongside a reception catered by local chef Maxwell Reisner.

Since 2005, two-time Academy Award nominee Kristi Zea has been capturing the life and work of contemporary artist Elizabeth Murray on film. Omi will screen the one-hour long documentary created by Zea, which features Murray in the studio, and interviews with the artist, her family and friends, and key members of the New York City art world. The film explores the history of the New York art scene from the 1970s to today, and reveals Murray as a pioneer on the frontiers of color and form.

Kristi Zea has worked in the contemporary film scene for three decades as a producer, director, production designer and costume designer. Filming is 99% complete and is in post-production. The filmmakers are currently raising funds to finish the project with the goal of having public viewings for film festivals, cable networks and academic institutions.

The film is a co-production of The Human Arts Association and RubyRed Productions with help from The Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc, Stanley Family Fund, Agnus Gund Foundation, NYSCA, WIFF along with friends of Murray.

Omi International Arts Center seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world. Through our programs and resulting public events – including our Residency Programs, The Fields Sculpture Park, Architecture Omi, and Education Omi – Omi contributes to a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally.


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