Film Night: Art and the Zen of Motorcycle Racing (or Lunch with Billy Al)
Thursday, May 18
Included with museum admission
Dale Schierholt introduces the third documentary in his California Masters series, profiling artist Billy Al Bengston.
Rebel, Racer, Artist. Billy Al Bengston is all of them and much more. As one of the leaders of the renowned Ferus Gallery group of artists, Bengston blazed a path for generations of California Artists to follow. In the latest film in his California Masters Series, Director Dale Schierholt takes us inside the studio and home of the legendary artist.
Following the director’s experiential and intimate style, the film offers us a personal visit with Bengston as he talks about the motivations and inspirations behind his art, his fellow artists and the changing Art world. At times frank but often funny and warm, Billy Al calls them as he sees them and in doing so offers us insight into the work that helped define Contemporary California Art.