Published by Karma, New York. Introduction by John Arthur Peetz. Interview by Liza Béar.
Keith Sonnier (born 1941), along with his contemporaries Eva Hesse, Barry Le Va, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro and Richard Tuttle, was a leader in Postminimalist art who radically reinvented sculpture in the late 1960s. The artist experimented with previously unused materials—latex and satin, found objects, transmitters and video—until he settled upon his signature work with neon. Sonnier sketches lines, arches and curves before rendering them in glass tubing enclosed neon, creating works of line and color that become architectural installations. Keith Sonnier: Portals documents the artist’s latest eponymous series of 14 wall-mounted sculptures, in which neon is investigated architecturally as well as iconographically, serving as an entrance point for readers to examine Sonnier’s process. The artist has taken the orphic allegory of the portal and explored its various historical manifestations with delightful humor, evoking something more corporeal than architectural in the tension between penetration and accommodation.
PUBLISHER KARMA, NEW YORK
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 104 pgs / 50 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 2/23/2016 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2016 p. 194
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Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers. Edited by Wolfgang Häusler, Conrad Lienhardt. Essays by Konrad Bitterli, Susanne Ehrenfried and Wolfgang Jean Stock.
Since the 1960s Keith Sonnier's work has centered around artificial light, evoking through its materials a variety of associations with the aesthetics of advertisement and everyday life. Sculpture Light Space explores the artist's innovative way of blending light and architecture by means of two recent installations: one for a subterranean passage in the Mnchner Rck insurance company headquarters, another for a parish church in Upper Austria.
This vibrant catalogue presents the complete collections of Haring's inspiring work, including many editions created right before his death from AIDS. This book is a tribute to his empowering graphic aesthetic.