SHARON LOCKHART: LUNCH BREAK I
American artist Sharon Lockhart is well known for her formally strict and conceptually precise films and photographs. Lunch Break is the product of more than a year spent at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, observing and engaging with shipbuilders during breaks from their daily routines. The resultant two film installations and three series of photographs present images that are devoid of sentiment yet deeply humane, intimate in their focus on everyday situations while reflective of broader global conditions through their historically grounded approach.
This catalogue from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum includes over 100 images in full color, essays by exhibition curator Sabine Eckmann and art historian Matthias Michalka, and an interview with Lockhart conducted by filmmaker James Benning.
Paperback; 160 pages
St. Louis: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, 2010