Sharon Lockhart Rudzienko

The Arts Club of Chicago exhibition booklet 2016


Sharon Lockhart Milena, Milena
Published by Silvana Editoriale 2015

Edited by Jane Neidhardt with contributions by George Baker, Fanni Fetzer, Lars Bang Larsen, Camilla Larsson and Frances Stark.

Sharon Lockhart’s most recent body of work revolves around conditions of childhood. The project was inspired in part by the life and work of Polish-Jewish pedagogue Janus Korczak, whose radical philosophies were among the first to empower the often-disregarded voice of the child. At the heart of Lockhart’s work is her friendship with Milena, a young Polish woman whom she first befriended in 2009 during the production of her film Podwórka in Łódź, Poland. Lockhart’s longterm work with Milena has mapped the trajectory of a small girl’s maturation into an adolescent and now young adult, serving as a site of mutual discovery and revelation. This volume is a further iteration of this collaboration which was also the subject of a trilogy of exhibitions at the Center of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Bonniers, Konsthall, Stockholm, and Kunstmuseum Luzern.


Sharon Lockhart LUNCH BREAK lll
Published by Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum 2013

Edited by Jane Neidhardt with contributions by Sabine Eckmann, Elizabeth Finch, Neus Miro, Katy Siegel


Sharon Lockhart Noa Eshkol
Published by Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary 2012

Edited by Daniela Zyman and Eva Wilson with essays by Walead Beshty, Ramsay Burt, Ifat Finkelman, Martina Leeker, Steve Paxton, Howard Singerman, Noémie Solomon, Eva Wilson, Daniela Zyman and texts from the Noa Eshkol Foundation.


Sharon Lockhart Noa Eshkol
Published by Prestel 2012

Edited by Stephanie Barron and Britt Salvesen with contributions by Talia Amar, Stephanie Barron and Britt Salvesen, Eva Díaz, Sabine Eckmann and Sharon Lockhart, and Michal Shoshani. Featuring the newest work by internationally renowned Los Angeles artist Sharon Lockhart, this book captures Lockhart’s investigation of the practice of Israeli dance composer and textile artist Noa Eshkol (1924–2007).


Published by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 2010
Artist's book in newspaper format. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 5-Apr. 19, 2010; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Me., July 16-Oct. 17, 2010; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oct. 15, 2011-Jan. 16, 2012.


Published by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 2010
Artist's book in newspaper format. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 5-Apr. 19, 2010; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Me., July 16-Oct. 17, 2010; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oct. 15, 2011-Jan. 16, 2012.


Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break II
Published by Vereinigung Bildender KünstlerInnen Wiener 2011
This book evolved from an archive of images collected by artist Sharon Lockhart while researching her project Lunch Break—a series of films and photographs she produced from a long-term collaboration with the workers of Bath Iron Works in Maine, whom she portrayed as they took their lunch break, a classic workday ritual. A companion volume to that project, this publication offers a stunning array of images drawn from a variety of sources, including WPA documentary photographs, Old Master oil paintings, contemporary art, and photographs by Lockhart herself. The result is a rich visual narrative that explores the pursuit of leisure in the context of work.


Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break
Published by Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum 2010
American artist Sharon Lockhart is well known for her formally strict and conceptually precise films and photographs. Lunch Break, her newest solo exhibition, 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. To accompany the exhibition, this catalog from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum includes over one hundred 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.


Pine Flat
Published by Charta 2006
available at Charta

In the film and photographic series Pine Flat constructed over a three year period, Sharon Lockhart addresses the experience of an American childhood, using the stunning landscape of America's Sierra Nevada Mountains to bring home the close relationships of children with their natural surroundings. Lockhart began by constructing a portrait studio in a small rural community, and extending an open invitation to local children, and then by immersing herself in their environment and noting the complexity of their interactions. Her highly descriptive, almost painterly portraits, taken over the course of several years, abjure narration for the pleasure of the gaze and the notion of temporality. The studio remains a constant, its black backdrop, cement floor and natural lighting; a theatrical setting that allows the children to develop a different kind of relationship to the camera. Those stills stand in stark contrast to the pictorialism of a series showing the community's majestic natural surroundings, and to the portraits on 16mm film that accompany them, which are both literally and figuratively moving.


Sharon Lockhart: Pine Flat
Published by Berlin: Revolver, 2006

Catalog of an exhibition held at Sala de Exposiciones Rekalde Erakustaretoa, Dec. 14, 2005-Feb. 12, 2006.


Stuff I Like
Vinyl album, 33 1/3 rpm
Produced by Sharon Lockhart and Becky Allen. Engineered by Jake Davies.

Sharon Lockhart
Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 2001
Sharon Lockhart's photographs and films frame the quiet moments and details of everyday life while exploring the subtle relationships between photography and cinema. Much of her photographic work over the past six years has relied on the staging of scenes characteristic of filmmaking; her work has also investigated issues of time, sequence, and narrative in a manner reminiscent of conceptual art. Lockhart's films emphasize the photographic basis of the moving image, often using a fixed perspective to capture unexpected movements and human reactions in a given situation. This catalogue documents the largest and most significant solo exhibition of Lockhart's work in an American museum to date, and focuses on Lockhart's photographic and cinematic work since 1994, including her major film projects Goshogaoka(1997) and Teatro Amazonas(1999). Also featured are essays by curator Dominic Molon and art historian Norman Bryson, focusing on Lockhart's rereading of conceptual photography, and her complex approach to narrative and the gaze, respectively.


Sharon Lockhart Goshogaoka Girls Basketball Team
Published by Blum & Poe 1998

Edited by Maria Blum with essay by Berenice Reynaud.


Sharon Lockhart: Teatro Amazonas
Published by NAi Publishers/Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 2000

Taking a cinematic approach to photography, Sharon Lockhart's photographs are the result of comprehensive preparation and staging. This book presents images taken in Brazil's Amazon Basin, in a fishing village on the island of Visio and among the rubber-trappers along the river Madeira. Focusing on a balance between composing to bring out certain aspects in her subjects and capturing the natural relationships of people in their own surroundings, Lockhart's photographs explore an interesting mixture of narrative and documentary. Essays by Timothy Martin and Karel Schampers look at the photos in the context of her previous work and the anthropological significance of her working methods.