Pine Flat is a film and series of photographs created over a three year period that addresses the experience of an American childhood, using the stunning landscape of America’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, and documenting the close relationships of children with their natural surroundings. Sharon Lockhart constructed a portrait studio in the rural village of Pine Flat, extended an open invitation for the local children to stop by, and then immersed herself in their lives and their environment. In the resulting two-hour-and-fifteen-minute film, and her almost painterly still portraits, Lockhart achieves an intimacy with her subjects that provides a unique and moving glimpse of rural America, discovering a sense of place by picturing its children.
Los Angeles, CA
Sharon Lockhart is a visual and film artist living in Los Angeles. Since 1993, her work has been exhibited and screened at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; Wako Gallery in Tokyo; The MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna; and New York’s Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Sala Rekalde in Spain, and the Sundance Film Festival. Lockhart is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Asian Cultural Council. She has been awarded residencies in Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany and Ibigari, Japan. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the College of Design in Pasadena.