PUBLISHER
Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University

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Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 40 color.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 54   

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ISBN 9781881390572 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $53.95

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Awaiting stock

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Columbus, OH
Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, 9/15/18–12/30/18

BROWSE THE 2018 FALL CATALOG

From 'Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin' to 'The Swimming Pool in Photography' to 'Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance,' with new monographs on Yayoi Kusama, Hilma af Klint, James Turrell and Jack Whitten, and announcing D.A.P. distribution for Glenstone Museum and SPBH Editions.

  

WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Mickalene Thomas: I Canít See You Without Me

Foreword by Sherri Geldin. Text by Nicole R. Fleetwood, Michael Goodson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Antwaun Sargent.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Mickalene Thomas: I Canít See You Without Me.'

Presenting paintings of some of the artist's key models and muses, I Can't See You Without Me illuminates the work of Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas (born 1971). Culling from art history and popular culture, Thomas creates scintillating portraits that deconstruct the highly charged connections between sitter, artist and viewer. Whether depicted as classically composed 19th-century odalisques, Afro-adorned vixens of blaxploitation films or as a powerful maternal figure yearning for social mobility, the recurring models in Thomas' compositions (almost exclusively women of color) convey a spirit of strength and self-confidence. Across this archetypal array, it is both their contradictions and kinships that make the black female body such fertile terrain for the artist's ongoing investigations. By casting herself, her late mother and other formidable women in her life as models, muses and collaborators, Thomas particularizes her distinctive oeuvre of portraiture. Focused yet expansive, the catalog both reasserts and further contextualizes issues of identity, sexuality and agency in Thomas' work that have only become more nuanced and palpable over time.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Mickalene Thomas: I Canít See You Without Me.'

Mickalene Thomas: I Canít See You Without Me

STATUS: Forthcoming | 10/23/2018

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Mickalene Thomas: I Canít See You Without Me

MICKALENE THOMAS: I CANíT SEE YOU WITHOUT ME

Foreword by Sherri Geldin. Text by Nicole R. Fleetwood, Michael Goodson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Antwaun Sargent.

WEXNER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

ISBN: 9781881390572 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 10/23/2018
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