“Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments” will be screened at the FilmColumbia Festival in October. The documentary takes a look at the artist, who is also a Columbia County resident. Since the beginning of his career, Kelly’s emphasis on pure form and color, and his impulse to suppress gesture in favor of overall spatial unity have played a pivotal role in the development of abstract art in America. According to Peter Biskind, who serves as a Chatham Film Club board member and festival programmer, this is probably the “most exciting lineup of films we’ve ever had. We’ve been able to bring to Chatham the best of what’s currently playing the film festival circuit — Toronto, Sundance, New York and Venice. For a small festival like us, this year’s lineup is quite a coup.” Americans for the Arts, the national arts advocacy organization, has named Ellsworth Kelly as the winner of its 2007 lifetime achievement award.
Ellsworth Kelly film arrives in Boston