Sharon Lockhart, Lunch Break, Exhibition view, Secession 2008, Photo: Pez Hejduk

Sharon Lockhart

Lunch Break

November 21, 2008 – January 18, 2009

Over the last 15 years US-American artist Sharon Lockhart has made films and photographs that frame moments of everyday life while exploring the subtle relationships between the two mediums. Shown for the first time at the Secession, Lockhart’s latest films and accompanying photographic series describe a specific place and time: Maine’s Bath Iron Works at the start of the 21st century. Lockhart spent the last year looking at the lives of workers in the historic shipyard and each of the five projects included in the exhibition examines a different element of their everyday experience.


Sharon Lockhart, born in Norwood, Massachusetts in 1964, lives and works in Los Angeles.