Greer Lankton on Film

Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Get a rare glimpse of a creative icon:  Join us for an evening celebrating the life and works of Greer Lankton, featuring 11 never-before-screened short films by the artist and remarks from Margery King, the curator of the Greer Lankton Archive exhibition.


Part of the Mattress Factory’s Greer Lankton Archive, the films provide an intimate look into Lankton’s early private life. Among the films are footage from a family Christmas, candid interactions with friends and stop-motion animations of her famed dolls. When viewed in conjunction with the archival materials on display, the films offer a more complete picture of one of the most influential creators in the East Village art scene of the 1980s.


Curator Margery King will speak about Lankton’s life and works to add context to the films.  The event will also showcase some of the Mattress Factory’s archival pieces not currently on display. Drinks and light bites will be provided.


The films will be on display in the museum lobby, June 4-9, and will be free to view with museum admission.

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