Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray
“Fascinating portrait of the artist” (New York Times)
What Elizabeth Murray knew is that she could have it all: create vital work that was personal—and packed a punch—and still balance her art-making with a happy life as a single mother. Beginning with funk-inflected pop in the early ’60s, she moved through minimalism in the ’70s to the bold and wacky fractured canvases of her later years. Then, in 2005, just as a retrospective of her “singularly innovative body of work” was being mounted at MoMA, Murray’s story took a dramatic turn.
Q&A filmmaker Kristi Zea in conversation with Elizabeth Rooklidge, Associate Curator at the Katonah Museum of Art.
Sunday, Apr. 30 2017, 5:00
Kristi Zea is a two-time Oscar-nominated production designer and producer. She production designed Sam Mendes’s Revolutionary Road, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Neil Jordan’s The Brave One, Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon, Roger Michelle’s Changing Lanes and Barry Levinson’s Sleepers. She worked over the course of many years with Jonathan Demme, including production design on his Manchurian Candidate, Beloved, Silence of the Lambs, and Philadelphia, as well as for Martin Scorsese, on The Departed, Goodfellas and New York Stories, and James L. Brooks’s Broadcast News. She also produced Brooks's As Good As It Gets and she directed "Domestic Dilemma" for the HBO series Women and Men 2. This is her first documentary.
Elizabeth Rooklidge is the Associate Curator at the Katonah Museum of Art, where she has organized exhibitions such as The Nest: An Exhibition of Art and Nature and OnSite Katonah, as well as large-scale public works such as Victoria Fu’s Egg and Keiran Brennan Hinton’s Chappaqua Mural. Before joining the KMA, she served as Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. She earned her B.A. from St. Olaf College and her M.A. from Williams College.
photo by Lisa Levert