Mary Lucier and Elizabeth Streb, MASS, 1990,

Mary Lucier

Sun Nov 13, 1994

Women & Their Work joined with the Art Department of The University of Texas at Austin to welcome internationally-known video artist, Mary Lucier for a gallery talk and full-length screenings of her work.

Ohio to Giverny: Memory of Light, 1983, 19 min
Amphibian, 1985, collaboration with Elizabeth Streb 2-way composite from performance/installation, 10 min
Asylum, 1986, single-channel tape from installation, 12 min
Mass: Between a rock and a hard place, 1990, collaboration with Elizabeth Streb, 11 min
Noah’s Raven, 1993, 4-way composite from installation, 26 min

Mary Lucier and Elizabeth Streb, MASS, 1990,

installation view of MASS

New York artist, Mary Lucier works in sculpture, photography, and performance but has concentrated in video work starting in the 1970s. She has contributed greatly to the form of multi-monitor and multi-channel video installation in her work. She attended Brandeis University, received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Film Institute Independent Filmmaker Grant, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has exhibited in many solo shows and festivals and has work held in private and public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

“(Lucier’s work) has a poetry without precedent. It is hard to know which to admire most – the shifting movement of the seven-fold image, the implications of memory, loss, and renewal, the sudden stab of sound, or the blessed freedom from banality.” — The New York Times

Postcard for Mary Lucier talk and screening at Women & Their Work