Screening: Michelle Stuart: Voyager

Groundswell on Screen | In-Person Event | Texas Theatre
January 6, 2024 5 p.m. 1/6/2024 5:00 PM 1/6/2024 7:00 PM
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Nasher Sculpture Center and The Texas Theatre are pleased to present Michelle Stuart: Voyager, a special preview of the forthcoming documentary organized to mark the closing of Groundswell: Women of Land Art. 

In-person and open to the public. $14 for adults. Student pricing available. Tickets are available for purchase through The Texas Theatre.   

Director Karen Bellone and cinematographer Jim Hershleder will join us for a presentation of a special work-in-progress preview of the first 40-minutes of the forthcoming feature-length documentary Michelle Stuart: Voyager. Reflecting the artist’s longstanding interests in nature, perception, memory, and our place in the cosmos, the film weaves a path through Stuart’s life and art. 

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Karen Bellone is a filmmaker, photographer and educator. After a decade of making music videos and establishing her eponymous film production company, she entered the Actors Studio MFA at the New School in NY. She has received MTV, Billboard, VMA awards, and been recognized at film festivals including Sundance, Chicago, LA Outfest, and Cork. Her film for PETA helped to establish an animal rights law in the British Parliament. Karen studied experimental cinema at SUNY Binghamton, and received a BFA from New York University. In 2023, Karen’s film Death by Unnatural Causes was honored by MOMA with inclusion in their prestigious To Save & Project film series, as well as subsequently included in the UCLA Film & Television archive.

Jim Hershleder is a director, director of photography, and screenwriter. After graduating NYU he worked with master fashion photographer Arthur Elgort, and the music video directing team of Peter Kagan & Paula Greif. As a director Jim has made thirteen number #1 music videos for the likes of Joan Jett, Bad Company, Martina McBride, Steve Earle and John Fogerty. His video “Don’t Laugh At Me” was nominated for a CMA video of the year. Jim has also designed main title sequences for several popular television series including “Californication” and “Veronica Mars.” Jim is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America and has written screenplays for Showtime, Warner Brothers, Sony, and others. His feature film “Ash Tuesday”, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.


Jana La Brasca is a curatorial researcher at the Nasher Sculpture Center and a doctoral candidate in art history at the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation, an extended case study of Alice Aycock’s early work, draws on the artist’s studio archive and leverages a theoretical framework focused on matters of scale. She co-organized Without Limits: Helen Frankenthaler, Abstraction, and the Language of Print and contributed to After Michelangelo, Past Picasso: Leo Steinberg’s Library of Prints at the Blanton Museum of Art. Previously, she was the catalogue raisonné research fellow at Judd Foundation in Marfa, Texas, and New York.

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Sunday, January 7 / 12 - 3 p.m.
Groundswell Final Day Events  at Nasher Sculpture Center
Join us on the final day of Groundswell: Women of Land Art as we celebrate the close of the exhibition. Meet exhibition artist Lita Albuquerque at a catalogue signing and participate in a guided meditation led by the artist.

Sunday, January 7 / 5 p.m.
Lita Albuquerque: Everything is Light at The Texas Theatre
Tickets available through Texas Theatre
Nasher Sculpture Center and The Texas Theatre are pleased to present Lita Albuquerque: Everything is Light, a special screening of films by Lita Albuquerque followed by a live Q&A with the artist and her collaborators.

Groundswell: Women of Land Art is made possible by leading support from the Texas Commission on the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation, The Kaleta A. Doolin Foundation, and the Jean Baptiste "Tad" Adoue, III Fund of The Dallas Foundation. Generous support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Additional support is provided by Joanne Bober, Humanities Texas, Ann and Chris Mahowald, Leigh Rinearson, the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District (DTPID), and Susan Inglett.

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