"I am not trying to teach you anything except to see. To really look and to get at something."
This film explores Marcia Marcus’ art and social life. Topics include pioneering photorealism, artistic practice and ambition, the female gaze, male nudes, 10th Street Galleries and the New York Art world, Provincetown art scene, and the emergence of Performance Art/ Happenings. (67 minutes)
The video is wonderful! It gives such a great insight into the time, her life, her force and her humor. I can’t wait to share it with lots of people! It is so important. -Anki King, artist
It’s a very good documentary! Bravo!!! It gives a good picture of Marcia and her work. -Martha Edelheit, artist
I just finished watching your film! As if I weren’t already anxious about getting back in the studio !! What an inspiration!!I laughed really hard a number of times when Marcia spoke. So much that resonates - having to do with the paintings themselves (how I wish I’d seen them when starting out - I was big into Katz and early fresco as a student). And being a Mom. And the solitude of being an artist… - Alix Bailey, artist
Wonderful. A truly beautiful film! Thank you. Jackie Ferrara, sculptor
I watched Marcia’s film on our big tv tonight. It's terrific! My mom watched it this weekend and she said that Marcia is one of her favorite artists now! Now I feel all wound up to get back in the studio and get back to work!
-John Mitchell, artist
The film is just marvelous!! I loved watching it!! It is a wonderful “portrait.” So telling, so insightful, so respectful and so loving!! A lovely tribute to her place in time.
-Michele Birnbaum, gallerist, Michele Birnbaum Fine Arts, New York
I am only about 1/3 of the way through the movie on Marcia Marcus --- it’s slow going because I keep going back to hear things a second (third) time. It is terrific – and so is her work! Her dedication to figurative work in the era of ab/ex is inspiring and gives me a breath of hope – my photography is *definitely* figurative and is in an era of abstraction in which it gets little attention. What a treat! - Ron Hammond, photographer
I watched Art is the Family. I found it very well filmed, edited and put together. I think it is fair in documenting Marcia’s place in American art. Excellent job...
When T&M passed by London on his way to Europe back in the day I remember how well dressed they and you guys were. Anyway, loved the documentary. Uncle Budge