New York-based artist Amy Granat draws from the legacy of experimental and abstract filmmaking to create new approaches in 16mm film and video at the limits of personal and narrative cinema. Using Paul Bowles’ novel The Sheltering Sky as a point of departure for this exhibition, she creates an immersive environment of projected images, which substitute the narrative thrust of literary fiction with a more subtle exploration of character and place through landscape, light, and gesture.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Granat has made a single-channel, feature-length film using the same footage, which will be screened in The Kitchen’s theater on Saturday, February 6 at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with the artist.
The exhibition is curated by Matthew Lyons.
This exhibition is made possible with generous support from The Greenwall Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, Inc., and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.