Washington Depot >> Noted photography dealer and gallery owner Kathy McCarver Root of KMR Arts in Washington Depot, will illuminate aspects of the creative process of celebrated photographer Sally Mann before the screening of the documentary about the artist, What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann. This event will take place Thursday, June 1, at 6 pm at Gunn Memorial Library.
As one of the world’s preeminent photographers, Sally Mann creates artwork that challenges viewers’ values and moral attitudes. Described by Time magazine as “America’s greatest photographer,” she first came to international prominence in 1992 with Immediate Family, a series of complex and enigmatic pictures of her three children. What Remains--Mann’s recent series on the myriad aspects of death and decay--is the subject of this documentary.
Filmed at her Virginia farm, Mann is surrounded by her husband and now-grown children, and her willingness to reveal her artistic process allows the viewer to gain exclusive entrance to her world. Never one to compromise, she reflects on her own personal feelings about mortality as she continues to examine the boundaries of contemporary art. Spanning five years, What Remains contains unbridled access to the many stages of Mann’s work, and is a rare glimpse of an eloquent and brilliant artist. Running Time 1 hour and 20 minutes.
“One of the most exquisitely intimate portraits not only of an artist’s process, but also of a marriage and a life.” --The New York Times
Sponsored by the Washington Art Association. For more information on WAA visit washingtonartassociation.org
For more information on Kathy and KMR visit kmrarts.com
This program is free and open to the public but registration is requested.
Please call 860-868-7586 for further information or visit www.gunnlibrary.org
The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at Route 47 on the Green, in Washington.