By Kushner, RachelBy Dalton, TrinieText by Beshty, WaleadText by Norden, LindaText by Godfrey, Mark
The most comprehensive volume on Laura Owens to date surveys the contemporary artist's career from richly varied literary and curatorial perspectives. Among the most inventive contemporary artists working today, Laura Owens's work is revered by critics and fellow artists alike. I...nformed by art history, her work possesses the rare ability to reference familiar styles without their stultifying weight, crafting compositions at once playful and rigorous. This volume surveys Owens's entire career, featuring a comprehensive selection of the artist's celebrated work, including her most recent series, much heralded since its debut over the last year in several shows across the world. These new paintings--stretched, screen-printed, impastoed with thick daubs of paint and volcanic rock--bear her familiar colors and free swirls but depart in their abstract form. Essays by artists, writers, and art historians provide multiple perspectives on an artist creating new directions in her medium.Read more
Rachel Kushner is an author, and her latest novel, The Flamethrowers, was published in April 2013 to great critical acclaim. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, winner of the CA Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. Trinie Dalton is an author, editor, and curator. Recent titles include Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is, Mythtym, and Baby Geisha. Dalton writes critically about art, books, and music for numerous magazines and websites such as Bookforum, Artforum.com, The Believer, Bomb, and many more. Walead Beshty is Los Angeles-based photographer represented by Regen Projects. Linda Norden is a distinguished curator, writer, and art historian. Norden is Director of the Amie and Tony James Gallery at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She has served as Visiting Professor in the Department of Art at Yale University and Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies. Mark Godfrey teaches History and Theory of Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. He writes for frieze, Artforum, OCTOBER and Parkett. Suzanne Hudson is assistant professor of art history at University of Southern California.
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