Sharon Lockhart
A woman stands on a cliff on a dark night with few lights.
Past event


“Sharon Lockhart’s latest film, EVENTIDE (2022), is a meditative, non-narrative single long shot that uses choreography to explore landscape, communal relations, solitary searching, psychic endurance, and the play of light moving through darkness. Locating drama in the real-time shift of evening fading into night, and in the emergence of stars, this is perhaps Lockhart’s most optical and painterly moving image to date, composing figures, scenography, and soundscape into allegory and abstraction. Shot on the Swedish coast with a close-knit group of friends Lockhart has been involved with for years, EVENTIDE is concerned with grieving and the future.” —Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

The program includes a live performance by Petra Haden, as well as a discussion with the artist.

EVENTIDE has been made possible by grants from Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Maureen and Paul Rubeli Foundation, Baltic Art Center, and IF Innovation Foundation. 

about the artistS

Sharon Lockhart

Sharon Lockhart (born 1964) is an American artist living and working in Los Angeles. In a diverse practice that includes installation, photography, film, painting, and sculpture, Lockhart creates compelling and complex interactions between the various media and forms she employs, histories she encounters, and the communities and people she collaborates with. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at international institutions including Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain; Middelheim Museum, Antwerp: Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover: Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin; Fonzadione Fotografia Modena, Italy; the Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon; Arts Club of Chicago; Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; Jewish Museum, Israel Museum; Wiener Secession, Austria; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Wolfsburg Museum, Germany; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2017, Lockhart represented Poland at the 57th Venice Biennale with her multidisciplinary project, Little Review, organized with National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland, and later presented a selection of works from the Venice Biennale at FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Ohio. Her works have been presented in additional biennials, including the Shanghai Biennale (2014), the Liverpool Biennial (2014), and the Whitney Biennial (1997, 2000, 2004). Her films have been included in the New York Film Festival, Vienna International Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival, among others.


Petra Haden

Musician and singer Petra Haden has been a member of That Dog and The Decemberists. She has contributed to recordings by Rufus Wainwright, Megan Mullally’s Nancy & Beth, John Zorn, Jesse Harris, Bill Frisell, The Twilight Singers, Beck, Mike Watt, Luscious Jackson, Sun Kil Moon, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Victoria Williams, Yuka Honda, Sunn O))), Cornelius, and the Nick Haywood Trio. She is the daughter of the jazz bassist Charlie Haden, and is the triplet sister of bassist Rachel Haden (her bandmate in That Dog) and cellist Tanya Haden; she has performed with her sisters as The Haden Triplets.