My latest film is a documentary about the enigmatic sculptor Jonathan Silver, the film turns a lens on the work of this prolific artist, whose work helped redefine the boundaries of figurative sculpture and installation during the 1980’s.
In order to raise funds for the final edit, color correction and original score by Evan Lurie, I have launched an IndieGoGo.
I was fortunate to interview Jonathan, along with art critic Michael Brenson, during his lifetime. The film features these interviews along with conversations with Jonathan’s wife Barbara Silver, curator Donna Harkavy, and others who knew him. I was granted access to Jonathan’s sculpture studio containing his artwork, photographs, and sketchbooks featuring studies for his large scale works. It’s important that Jonathan’s legacy be made accessible to a new generation of artists and art historians, I believe this film provides that educational opportunity.
COLEEN FITZGIBBON AND PETER FEND, 2016, 30 MIN
*OFFICIAL SELECTION: EXPERIMENTAL / DOCUMENTARY
SUNDAY 3/20 5:30PM
A brief survey of problems and possible solutions for positive environmental changes in the Greenpoint and Newton Creek area of Brooklyn, NY. Artists/filmmakers Coleen Fitzgibbon and Peter Fend will cover a short history of the area, now destined for superfund cleanup, interview residents and environmentalists dealing with this complex situation and examine the options for change.
Exhibition catalogue for show held June 16 – July 11, 1975. Introduction by Alanna Heiss and Linda Blumberg. Text by Peter Frank. Includes artists’ projects by Kirsten Bates, Bill Beirne, Anthony McCall, Michael McClard, Jim Cobb, Colette, Ralston Farina, Dieter Froese, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Julia Heyward, Davi det Hompson, Taka Iimura, Gianfranco Mantegna, Rita Myers, Virginia Piersol, Marcia Resnick, Angels Ribe, Judy Rifka, Joost Romeu, Willoughby Sharp, Ted Victoria, Yoshi Wada, Robin Winters.
Darger’s Room 1973, a film by C. Fitzgibbon with Michael S. Thompson, is on view at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris until October 11, 2015
Excerpt from Darger’s Room 1973:
Henry Darger, 1892–1973
until October 11, 2015
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris 11 Avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm Late closing on Thursday, 10 pm
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A new work by Coleen Fitzgibbon entitled “Edible” will be on view at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, October 6, 2015 – April 3, 2016.
The show, entitled The Value of Food: Sustaining a Green Planet, is guest-curated by Kirby Gookin and Robin Kahn.
A still from “Edible”:
About the Exhibition:
The Value of Food explores the dynamic and organic materiality of food and its integral role in sustaining human life. The artists in this exhibition work with food as a form of social engagement. Although their subjects and methodology vary, they each explore the intersection of food, art, commerce and community in order to engage the exhibition’s unifying theme: food justice.