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"The fundamental mysteries of the passage of time and passage through space have never ceased to fascinate Stuart. She often collects materials from quarries--places where geological and historical layerings are made visible. A quarry, like an archeological excavation, is dug deeper and deeper to find treasure. Artists extract few economic profits, but they tease out meaning." Lucy R. Lippard, excerpted from Touchstones in Michelle Stuart: Sculptural Objects.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Anna Lovatt, Jane McFadden, Nancy Princenthal. Interview by Julie Joyce.
Since the late sixties, American artist Michelle Stuart (born 1938) has become internationally known and respected for a rich and diverse body of work based on her lifelong interest in the natural world and the cosmos. Her multifaceted creativity and broad range of inspirations have led to her working in fields as diverse as drawing, sculpture, photography, video, installation and site-specific earthworks. Throughout her career, she has pursued a subtle and responsive dialogue with the natural world quite unlike the epic, at times seemingly grandiose, gestures of much contemporary Land Art. During the seventies she became associated with the feminist art movement, co-founding the journal Heresies with Lucy Lippard. Along with wide-ranging insights into Stuartís choice of media and subject matter, this book emphasizes Stuartís radical redefinition of the medium of drawing.
Published by Charta. Text by Lucy Lippard, Michelle Stuart.
Whether an earth-rubbed book object infused with soil from Canyon de Chelly or a multimedia work depicting crossroads of trade in the Yucatan, Michelle Stuart's art conveys a sense of cultural history and distant places. This intimate, visually stunning volume focuses on the artist's small sculptures and sculptural installations. Opening with an introduction by critic Lucy Lippard, whose decades-long friendship with Stuart gives her unique insight into her practice, the book features journal entries interspersed among its 160 illustrations, conveying an eloquent sense of time and process. Since the early 1970s, Stuart has pioneered highly regarded approaches involving the unusual use of materials such as earth-rubbed paper and the use of seeds as medium and subject matter. She has won international acclaim for her inquiries into nature, blending an interest in archaeology, biology, cosmology and history. Sculptural Objects provides a glimpse not only of what inspires Stuart's artmaking but also of the journey a creative mind takes in solving the mysteries of being.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 11.25 in. / 184 pgs / 117 color / 35 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 5/31/2011 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 86
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881588039TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00