SCREENING: FIVE ARTISTS: BILLBOBBILLBILLBOB BY GUNVOR NELSON AND DOROTHY WILEY

When
Event has passed (Tue Oct 17, 2017 - Tue Oct 17, 2017)
Where
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Time
7pm - 9pm
Tags
Arts, Movies, Art Education, Film Screening

Description

Screening: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley
Introduction by Tanya Zimbardo
Graduate Lecture Series co-presentation with San Francisco Cinematheque

A personal tribute to artist friendship, this 1971 filmic collaboration reflects on a moment in time in the lives and careers of Bay Area legends William Allan, William Geis, Robert Hudson, Robert Nelson and William T. Wiley. These painters, sculptors and filmmakers and their circle associated with Funk art enjoyed a certain freedom on the West Coast to forge their own territory and forms of expression. Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley were drawn to documenting the spirit of how this close-knit group, affiliated with SFAI as students and faculty, were “working together, dreaming together, and had this unusual and interesting rapport." (Nelson)

Five Artists offers a collective portrait of the everyday life of these artists and their families in Marin County. Alternating between color and black-and-white footage, Nelson and Wiley interweave non-synchronous commentary by the artists and their acquaintances. (Tanya Zimbardo)

sfcinematheque.org

Location

location
  1. San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) 800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA