This short is a preview of First Point, a new film by Richard Phillips presented by the Gagosian Gallery starring Lindsay Lohan. Over the last year, Richard Phillips has been exploring the production of film and photographic media as a means of expanding beyond the appropriation strategies that have defined his work in the past. First Point is Phillips' third film and is a collaboration between Lindsay Lohan, and the legendary surf filmmaker Taylor Steele. The film is shot in two locations: a private beach surf compound and Malibu's iconic Surfrider Beach, which boasts some of California's most perfect waves. First Point presents a postmodern take on the surf film genre through an abstract framework of imagery in which the actress engages in cinema performance inspired by contemporary film noir. more info
Through the process of staging, shooting, and eventually painting from his own images, Phillips is using film to create a new body of work that hinges on a sense of self-awareness and interdependence. Born in Massachusetts in 1962, Richard Phillips lives and works in New York. He has exhibited his work in individual and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including important survey exhibitions and catalogues at Le Consortium, Dijon in 2004; Kunsteverin, Hamburg in 2002, and Kunsthalle Zurich in 2000. He is represented in important public and private collections such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Denver Museum, CO; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; UBS Paine Webber Art Collection, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Modern, London; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.