Join Us for the End-of-Residency Party: Friday, September 3, 4-6pm

August 23, 2010 at 11:15 pm 1 comment

Arizona State University Art Museum
Tempe, AZ

Please join us for the completion and premiere of
Brent Green’s installation “Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”
at an End-of-Residency PARTY!

Friday, September 3, 4-6pm @ ASU Art Museum

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then is the U.S. premiere of a new installation by nationally-exhibited artist Brent Green.

images: Installation in Progress

Combining sculpture, sound, films and architectural forms, the project is inspired by the true story of hardware store clerk Leonard Wood and his unabating love for his wife Mary. When Mary was diagnosed with cancer, Leonard started building his idiosyncratic house room by room, striving to build something tangible to express or contain his love. Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then tells this compelling story about an obsessive need to build something that remains behind.

Green reinvented the house in his studio in a barn in Pennsylvania and shot his first feature-length film with live actors in the house. For the first time, he will integrate vignettes from the film throughout the house, along with several other structures and sculptures. Green will be in residence from August 17 through September 3; museum visitors can meet the artist and see the installation in progress during regular public hours.

Watch for information on a screening of the film with performance by Green and musicians in October. Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then premiered at the IFC Center, New York, earlier this year and was a Critic’s Pick in the New York Times,
For more information on Brent Green’s work:

Green lives and works in a barn in Cressona, PA. His work is a regular feature at Sundance and he has performed at The Hammer Museum, The Wexner Center and The Getty Museum of Art. In 2007, Green screened three works and performed a live soundtrack at the 11th Annual ASU Art Museum Short Film and Video Festival. Recent solo shows include Site Santa Fe (2009) and the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2008). Upcoming exhibitions and performances include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, CA; Site Santa Fe Biennial; the American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore; and Diverse Works, Houston. As part of MoMA’s exhibition of Creative Capital artists (Green is a 2005 Creative Capital Grant recipient), the Museum will host a screening of several of Green’s short films followed by a live performance with members of the music group Califone and indie rock legends Fugazi.

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then is generously supported by the Evelyn Smith Family Exhibition Endowment, Dr. Eric Jungermann, the FUNd at the ASU Art Museum, ASU Art Museum Advisory Board and Twin Palms Hotel. Curated by Heather Sealy Lineberry, Senior Curator and Associate Director, ASU Art Museum.

We look forward to having you join us!

Arizona State University Art Museum
Mill Avenue @ 10th Street
Tempe, AZ 85287-2911
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  • 1. MoMA acquires Brent Green film « ASU Art Museum  |  February 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    […] The ASU Art Museum is proud to have premiered the complete Gravity installation in 2010, with the film, videos and four houses in our top gallery. (Installation shots are here.). […]

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