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Hands & Earth: Perspecitves on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics

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Drawn from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, Hands & Earth: Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics includes works by some of Japan’s most important artists. The KMA’s exhibition marks the first time that the Horvitz’s renowned collection will be exhibited in New York. While Hands & Earth focuses on contemporary ceramics, the 41 works on display also provide a comprehensive survey of Japan’s ceramic tradition over the past 80 years, from the Mingei Folk Craft Movement of the 1930s to contemporary ceramic sculpture.

Organized by the Lowe Art Museum and presented by the Katonah Museum of Art. Hands & Earth was made possible thanks to the generosity of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz. Additional support was provided by the Japan Foundation, New York.

Essays by Andrew L. Maske and Meghen Jones
ISBN 978-1-7356467-1-8, 65 Pages



Bisa Butler: Portraits

Bisa Butler: Portraits
was the first solo museum exhibition of the artist’s work, featuring her vivid and larger-than-life quilts that capture African American identity and culture. The show, on view at the Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) from March 15 to June 14, 2020, then traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) where it was on view from September 5, 2020 to January 24, 2021.

Butler, a formally trained African American artist of Ghanaian heritage, broaches the dividing line between creating with paints on canvas and creating with fiber by fashioning magnificent quilts and elevating a medium hitherto designated as craft into one that is clearly high art. While quilts have historically been isolated in the history of art as the products of working women, Butler’s work not only acknowledges this tradition, but also reinvents it. Continuing with an aesthetic set in motion by artists such as Romare Bearden and Faith Ringgold, Butler forges an individual and expressive signature style that draws upon her own cultural background and experiences.

Essays by Michele Wije and Erica Warren
ISBN 978-0-578-62260-6, 52 Pages


Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th St. Show

Essays by Daniel Belasco, Geoffrey Dorfman and Tim Keane
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This catalogue presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. Through the presentation of some 30 works of art alongside documentary photography, the exhibition captures an important moment in the history of Abstract Expressionism.The catalyst for the project was the groundbreaking 9th St. show arranged by avant-garde artists with the help of the fledgling gallerist, Leo Castelli in 1951. The show became a pivotal moment for the emergence and acceptance of Abstract Expressionism. Of the more than 60 artists in the show, including many who were to become prominent figures in Abstract Expressionism, only 11 were women. Several of the artists, including Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Elaine de Kooning and Helen Frankenthaler went on to have distinguished careers and have found their rightful place in the art historical canon.

This fully-illustrated catalogue was made possible in part with support from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
ISBN 978-0-578-55-498-3



Inside the Outside: Five Self-Taught Artists from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation

Essays by Karen Wilkin and Trenton Doyle Hancock
Forward by William Louis-Drefyus

The “self-taught” genre remains one of the most complex and intriguing themes in modern and contemporary art – a concept that has been discussed, debated, and vetted from a wide variety of vantage points. By identifying a select group of artists to consider within this rubric, the exhibition, Inside the Outside, examines the vastly different realities that can inspire an individual to create ambitious and lasting artworks that do not fit neatly into the trends of mainstream art practice. From the stark figurative silhouettes of Bill Traylor to the dense and colorful compositions of Nellie Mae Rowe, the works in the exhibition do not possess a single style or preoccupation but rather evidence the deep and profound expression of a personal vision that perseveres over the lifetimes of these artists.

This catalogue printed on the occasion of Inside the Outside, includes essays by Karen Wilkin and Trenton Doyle Hancock, investigating the individual artists and their contributions.

58 pages with 53 color reproductions



Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor

By Andreas Marks

Deadly weaponry and artistic ingenuity are celebrated in Lethal Beauty, a collection that explores the evolution of the warrior aesthetic unique to samurai history and artistry. The samurai are universally renowned warriors. Tales of their heroics have enchanted listeners since the 12th century, and perhaps more than any other warrior class in history, they continue to fascinate people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ages. Lethal Beauty provides a fascinating look at the striking duality of weaponry and artistic innovation that are an integral part of the samurai.

Dr. Andreas Marks showcases a comprehensive range of 63 exceptional works by 30 master craftsmen. The exhibition which this book draws from features full suits of armor, helmets, warrior hats, face masks, long and short swords, daggers, matchlock rifles, and more. The range of blades spans from the 13th to the 20th centuries and highlights technical refinement and exquisite craftsmanship.

ISBN-13: 978-0988349704, 88 Pages


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