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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSMatthew Monahan
Hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 248 pgs / 160 color. | 1/31/2012 | Not available
ISBN 9783775731645 | $60.00
Matthew Monahan: Square Garden
Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 256 pgs / 51 color. | 1/27/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783863356224 | $30.00
Matthew Monahan: Five Years, Ten Years, Maybe Never
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES
Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in./ 96 pgs / 60 color. | 9/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9781933751023 | $29.95
Published by UCCA/Koenig Books.
Edited by Karen Marta, Brian Roettinger.
For Square Garden, Matthew Monahan (born 1972) continues his exploration of the interplay between two-and three-dimensional art, reproducing in this artist's book a series of 36-foot drawings. The drawings seem to continuously resurface across the pages, as if the reader is navigating through an unfurling labyrinth where images rise and fall, appear and disappear. Made from carbon paper folded into rice paper to create a series of drawings that function like overlapping Rorschach tests, the simple drawings of figures, building materials and decorative motifs shift like the patterns in a kaleidoscope, resembling by turns architectural plans, disaster diagrams, exercise manuals and war games. Matthew Monahan: Square Garden was inspired by the artist's experience, remembered at a distance of more than ten years, of the Chinese urban landscape, and is published to accompany The Los Angeles Project exhibition at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing.
Paperback, 6.75 x 9 in. / 256 pgs / 51 color.
PUB DATE 1/27/2015
CATALOG: SPRING 2015 p. 141
ISBN 9783863356224 TRADE
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STATUS: Forthcoming | 1/27/2015
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Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Douglas Fogle, Raphaela Platow.
Matthew Monahan (born 1972) adorns his precariously assembled figurative sculptures with wax, glitter and spray paint to achieve effects of aged bronze, portraying his subjects as loose gatherings of worn parts that might fly apart at any moment. This is his first monograph.
Hardcover, 9 x 11.75 in. / 248 pgs / 160 color.
PUB DATE 1/31/2012
CATALOG: FALL 2011 p. 149
ISBN 9783775731645 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $60.00 CDN $60.00
STATUS: Out of stock
Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.
Published by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Edited by Ari Wiseman.
Matthew Monahan creates striking sculptures that engage with the formal challenges of figuration in drawing and sculpture while addressing political, personal and art histories. His elaborate compositions are created from drawings and fragments of former smaller works made from such disparate materials as floral foam, beeswax, glitter, pins, Styrofoam, glass and drywall that he assembles into freestanding sculptures. Handcrafted characters including warriors, saints, slain heroes and demons appear simultaneously as icons and iconoclasts within the ambiguous narrative to which Monahan's work alludes. Human emotions ranging from jubilation to anguish are depicted in Monahan's characters, each seemingly frozen in time and part of an unidentifiable, ahistorical epoch. Not driven by an interest in creating a perfected or pristine object, the works are as much representations of Monahan's thought process as they are finished sculptures. This publication brings together work from the past 10 years upon the occasion of Monahan's debut solo museum exhibition.
Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in./ 96 pgs / 60 color.
PUB DATE 9/1/2007
Out of print
CATALOG: FALL 2007 p. 126
ISBN 9781933751023 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $29.95 CDN $29.95
STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00
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