Tony DeLap: A Unique Perspective

 

A brilliant artist, wonderful raconteur, and seriously skilled magician, Tony DeLap is a great subject—perfectly suited for the light touch and intimacy of Dale Schierholt’s documentary style. Like DeLap himself, the film is stylish without pretension.

                            -Malcolm Warner

                            Executive Director, Laguna Art Museum

Tony DeLap: A Unique Perspective takes an intimate look at the art and career of California artist Tony DeLap, pioneer of West Coast minimalism and Op Art. The film takes us inside the studio of this renowned painter and sculptor. Viewers will have the opportunity to witness DeLap at work and listen as he engages in the intimate and candid discussions that have become a hallmark of Filmmaker Schierholt’s work. Throughout the film, DeLap offers insights into his processes and shares the motivations and influences on his iconic art. The first in Schierholt’s series California Masters, the film offers each viewer their own personal studio visit with this engaging artist that helped define California Art in the 60s while continuing to produce challenging and powerful work today - well into his 80‘s.

Produced in conjunction with the Laguna Art Museum.

After a standing room only premier at the Laguna Art Museum, the film has screened at numerous venues across the US, including, The Newport Beach Film Fest’s Cinema Orange series at OCMA, The Palm Springs Art Fair, The San Francisco Art Institute,  The Jean Cocteau Cinema, Santa Fe, NM as well as the Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY.