On Friday night, The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill screened “Keith Sonnier—Sketches to Neon,” a new short documentary by filmmaker Lana Jokel. A Q&A with Jokel, Sonnier and the Parrish’s Chief Curator Alicia Longwell followed.
The solo exhibition “Keith Sonnier: Until Today” is currently on view. Here are some photos from the screening, courtesy Kimberly Goff.
Fun facts about Keith Sonnier: The Bridgehampton-based postminimalist, performance, video and light artist was one of the first to use light in sculpture in the 1960s. Part of the Process Art Movement, the experimental artist is also admittedly a pretty good cook and a bit of a foodie.
Fun facts about Lana Jokel: She began her documentary film career under the tutelage of Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker, editing works including Norman Mailer and Andy Warhol. In addition to Sonnier, her solo documentary subjects have included Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg and Larry Rivers.