David Driskell: In Search of the Creative Truth
is a story about one of today’s most important artists and leading authorities on African American art. This film captures Driskell making collages inspired by mentor Romare Bearden, documents him with National Gallery consulting curator Ruth Fine, and painting at his Falmouth, Maine studio. The film also explores the give and take of his creative relationship with master printmaker, Curlee Holton. It all results in powerful works that pull from abstract expressionism, African masks, Coptic art, modernism, cubism, and the history of art.
“The [Driskell] film is absolutely wonderful—there are many different layers... integrated beautifully—and Driskell’s comments are really stirring.”
Margaret Parson, National Gallery of Art Film Program Director
• September 30, 2012, 11 am, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME (part of Camden International Film Festival). David Driskell and Museum Director Richard Kane will present the film.
• November 17, 2012, 11 am, Portland Museum of Art, ME, followed by a conversation with the artist
• April 21, 2013, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (part of FilmFest DC)
• April 22, 2013, University of Maryland, College Park
• April 26, 2013, 6:30 - 7:30pm, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY. David Driskell will offer remarks and answer questions.