Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Angus Cook, Suzanne Hudson, David Joselit.
Over the course of her three-decade career, American painter Jacqueline Humphries (born 1960) has committed to abstraction at its extreme. In the mid-2000s, Humphries began experimenting with reflective silver paint on canvas, a feature that has since become a signature of her work. Humphries' iridescent surfaces create an unsettling relationship between the viewer and the painting, constantly shifting according to movement and time. Registering the colors and tones of the environments around them, the paintings engage in a mysterious play of shadows and light, suggestion and intimation. This distinctive monograph--the first to collect Humphries' silver paintings in one volume--illustrates over 70 works, reproducing their luminous surfaces using a technique that lays conventional ink over an Iriodin silkscreened varnish. With essays by David Joselit, Suzanne Hudson and Angus Cooke, the book situates Humphries within a generational discourse as well as a broader art-historical context.
Published by Kerber. Essay by Donald Kuspit. Introduction by Ute Riese.
Jacqueline Humphries's abstract pictures emerge out of the fundamentals of minimal and conceptual painting. These works range in style from multihued canvases to paintings of solid black with only minimal gray tones interspersed, to NeoPointillist fields of dots. Her work occupies a unique tension between regularity and irregularity that is truly intriguing.