Catalogue

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FOOD MATTERS: EXPLORATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY ART (2003) - Catalog No. 40

Chosen by Curator Sarah Tanguy, 22 contemporary artists offered provocative approaches to issues relating to food – its preparation, presentation, and consumption. Food was treated as design, consumer product, metaphor, and icon in paintings, sculptures, photography, installation art, and video. Artists included Margaret Adachi, Bonnie Lee Holland, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Laurie Simmons, Linda Dolack, and Sandy Skoglund. The full-color catalogue is designed in the format of a spiral-bound recipe book. The curator’s essay discusses the approach of each artist. 48 pp.

Price: $12.00 each

 

THE BIRTH OF THE BANJO (2003) - Catalog No. 39

The exhibition traced the history of the early banjo from its African roots to the blackface minstrel shows of the 1840s and 50s, and finally, to its mass production after the Civil War. Images of pre-banjo instruments from Africa, as well as American handmade banjos, are presented in the comprehensive catalogue, along with paintings, period photographs, and sheet music covers. Pictured in the publication are also toys, ceramic figurines, ephemera, and commercial art in which the banjo can be seen. The handsome catalogue contains five essays by scholars on different aspects of the instrument. (limited stock) 35 illustrations. 56 pp.

Price: $35.00 each

 

THE INNOCENT EYE: AMERICAN FOLK ART FROM COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG (2002) - Catalog No. 38

Organized for the Katonah Museum of Art, this exhibition presented over 80 objects from the permanent collection of the famed Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. On exhibit were 19th-century primitives (Ammi Phillips, Edward Hicks), watercolors of fruit baskets and flowers, landscapes, household utensils, needlework, face jugs, toys, whirligigs, weathervanes, carvings, and more. Barbara Luck, Guest Curator, has written an intelligent and thoughtful essay entitled “Folk Art in the Garden of Good and Evil.” 29 color illustrations. 40 pp.

Price: $15.00 each

 

THE ART OF THE PUZZLE: ASTOUNDING AND CONFOUNDING (2001) - Catalog No. 37

This exhibition presented over 100 jigsaw puzzles and 237 mechanical puzzles. The catalogue is a standout with more than 75 color illustrations of the objects, captured in a graphic style that echoes the playful spirit of the exhibition. Will Shortz, Crossword Editor of The New York Times, writes an introduction for each of the two essays in this “two-in-one” puzzle-like catalogue. In their essays, Curators Anne D. Williams and Jerry Slocum cover the social history of these popular pastimes. 32 pp with double covers.

Price: $15.00 each

 

JAZZ AND VISUAL IMPROVISATION (2001) - Catalog No. 36

This exhibition explored the interplay between jazz and the visual arts from the mid-20th century to the present. The 18 painters and sculptors represented all used an improvised visual language derived from the music of jazz. Many were musicians themselves and painted to the sounds of jazz; their colorful works explode with rhythm and exuberance. In the exhibition catalogue, Curator Catherine Bernard writes on improvisation in the visual arts, while Stanley Crouch contributes an essay on the origins of jazz. Artists include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Stuart Davis, Sam Gilliam, Lee Krasner, Ouattara, Jackson Pollock, and Larry Rivers. 20 full-page color illustrtions. 40 pp.

Price: $12.00 each

 
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