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When The Water Rises

Author : Julie Heffernan
ISBN : 9780807168660
Genre : Art
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This exhibition catalogue features recent works by artist Julie Heffernan included in LSU Museum of Art’s exhibition, When the Water Rises. Essays by Curator Courtney Taylor, art writer and critic Eleanor Heartney, and LSU School of Art professor Kelli Scott Kelley as well as a statement by Julie Heffernan accompany the full-color plates in this richly illustrated catalogue. Julie Heffernan’s recent paintings imagine alternative habitats as creative responses to climate change. With waters rising all over the globe, Heffernan imagines worlds in trees or life on rafts in which undulating mattresses, tree branches, and road signs act as guides for the wayward journey. Construction zones interrupt the landscape, signaling places to stop and enter interior worlds, to reflect on the human condition—its feckless activity, violence, and failure. Heffernan reveals worlds within worlds, where her characters repurpose luxury items and safeguard bounties we cannot live without. Figures tending, nurturing, and creating suggest redemption—that we can adapt to a changed environment. With these paintings, Heffernan spells out the dilemma of climate change, but offers a vision of a creative sublime to carry us forward. Julie Heffernan received her MFA in Painting from Yale and a BFA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is represented by Catharine Clark in San Francisco and P.P.O.W. in New York. Heffernan is a Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University.
Category: Art

Julie Heffernan

Author : Julie Heffernan
ISBN : UVA:X006119038
Genre : Painting, American
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Living And Sustaining A Creative Life

Author : Sharon Louden
ISBN : 9781783200122
Genre : Art
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In this day and age, when art has become more of a commodity and art school graduates are convinced that they can only make a living from their work by attaining gallery representation, it is more important than ever to show the reality of how a professional, contemporary artist sustains a creative practice over time. The 40 essays collected here in Living and Sustaining a Creative Life are written in the artists’ own voices and take the form of narratives, statements and interviews. Each story is different and unique, but the common thread is an ongoing commitment to creativity, inside and outside the studio. Both day-to-day and Big Picture details are revealed, showing how it is possible to sustain a creative practice that contributes to the ongoing dialogue in contemporary art. These stories will inform and inspire any student, young artist and art enthusiast, and will help redefine what ‘success’ means to a professional artist.
Category: Art

Through The Looking Glass

Author : Sarah K. Rich
ISBN : 0911209603
Genre : Art
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Through the Looking Glass provides readers with an informative record of the exhibition of self-portraits by Ana Mendieta, Carrie Mae Weems, and other leading women artists, held in 2003 at the Palmer Museum of Art as part of the Women's Self-Representation Project at The Pennsylvania State University. Fully illustrated, this catalogue enables readers to revisit the provocative juxtaposition of Yayoi Kusama's Multi-Fabrics and Alba d'Urbano's Couture, or Martha Rosler's Semiotics of the Kitchen and several of Cindy Sherman's famed Film Stills. An essay by Sarah Rich addresses important questions about women's use of self-portraiture. How, for example, does self-representation by women engage with narcissism, a long-time trait long ascribed to the stereotypical &"woman&"? To what extent is gender a necessary element in women's self-portraiture?
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Author : Ingeborg Hoesterey
ISBN : 0253338808
Genre : Art
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Cultural theorists see contemporary society marked by radical hybridity in manifold social practices. In the last two decades the arts have participated in these processes of heterogeneous conjunction in various ways, most conspicuously through the redefinition of a genre of artistic expression that for centuries was regarded as both elusive and notorious: the pastiche or pasticcio. Today highly engaging manifestations of the genre minor can be found in architecture, painting, mixed media installations; in film, literature, and performance modes ranging from the operatic to rock event; and in supposedly trivial discourses such as advertising narratives. Pastiche is about cultural memory as a history of seeing and writing. One of the markers that sets aesthetic postmodernism apart from modernism – nolens volens categories for the author – are artistic practices that borrow ostentatiously from the archive of Western culture, which modernism, in its search for the unperformed, tended to dismiss. Contemporary artists are re-examining traditions that modernism eclipsed in its pursuit of the "Shock of the New" or – in the case of the architects – the functionalism of the International style. Rejecting the Bauhaus paradigm, architects practiced an aesthetics of quotation and incorporation of past forms with a vengeance for two decades. The style that has run its course, its decorative component watered down in general building practices across the land, is significant for the author's argument. As the architects return to, and re-evaluated, constructivism, their move makes it possible to historicize postmodern style and separate it, to a degree, from a totalised concept of the post-modern or postmodernity as epoch and from other discursive practices such as "postmodern thought." Such differentiation enables the critic to look at pastiche structuration in the various arts as an exemplary feature of aesthetic postmodernism, which in contrast to hard-core modernism, situates itself in general culture beyond a high-low dichotomy.
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We Bury The Landscape

Author : Kristine Ong Muslim
ISBN : 9780983907152
Genre : Fiction
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The World New Made

Author : Timothy Hyman
ISBN : 0500239452
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A bold new critique of the accepted history of figurative painting in the twentieth century

The Figure

Author : Margaret McCann
ISBN : 0847843750
Genre : Art
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INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 Finalist This book is a celebration of figurative art, essential to those interested in both traditional techniques and the latest developments in the art of the figure. An expansive survey of contemporary figurative art, The Figure showcases work by acclaimed artists including Jenny Saville, Eric Fischl, and Will Cotton alongside emerging talents. Artists' texts and essays by distinguished critics, writers, and thinkers chart the evolution of figurative techniques, from the atelier to the use of photography, Photoshop, and 3D-modeling programs. Centered on the renowned New York Academy of Art--where many of the featured artists are alumni or instructors--this collection reflects the institution's mission to instill the rigorous training of past generations within the lively dialogue of the present day. Championed by artists, scholars, and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, since its founding in 1982, the Academy continues to serve as a creative and intellectual center at the vanguard of representational art. With a wealth of imagery displaying some of the finest examples of the genre in all mediums, this richly illustrated volume attests to the enduring appeal of the art of the human figure.
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The Gravity Of Birds

Author : Tracy Guzeman
ISBN : 9781451689785
Genre : Fiction
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A debut novel already destined to be a book club favorite. “With its deft interweaving of psychological complexity and riveting narrative momentum, with its gorgeous prose and poetic justice, The Gravity of Birds is about sibling rivalry, tragedies, and resurrections. And it’s irresistibly exquisite” (San Francisco Chronicle). Forty-four years after the brilliant young painter, Thomas Bayber, first meets Alice and Natalie Kessler, Bayber unveils a never-before-seen work, Kessler Sisters—a provocative painting depicting the young Thomas, Alice, and Natalie. Bayber asks Dennis Finch, an art history professor, and Stephen Jameson, an eccentric young art authenticator, to sell the painting. But their task becomes more complicated when the artist requires that they first locate Alice and Natalie, who seem to have disappeared. Told in alternating chapters that weave revelations about the sisters’ past with clues Finch and Jameson discover in the present, this story sets three characters on a collision course with their histories, showing how families tear themselves apart and then try to bind themselves together again, not always creating the same fabric. The Gravity of Birds “combines the drama of warring sisters, the mystery of a missing painting, and the sorrow of lost love into a haunting elegy that will…leave you breathless” (Tiffany Baker, author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County).
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