Rosamond Purcell, 1970s. Courtesy of BOND/360
Each Sunday this February, the ICA will screen a feature-length documentary showcasing the life and work of an artist whose work lies on the periphery of the often-insular “art world.”
- Feb 4 | An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell
Artist Rosamond Purcell will be in attendance and take questions after the screening.
Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has attracted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. An Art That Nature Makes details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world–from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull–offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.
Molly Bernstein, Director
Alan Edelstein, Producer
Philip Dolin, Executive Producer
Month of Sundays: Artists on the Edge of the Art World
- Feb 11 | David Lynch: The Art Life
- Feb 18 | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
- Feb 25 | Bill Cunningham New York