Published by PJC, Paula Cooper Gallery. Text by Robert Hobbs.
This comprehensive catalogue was published on the occasion of New York–based artist Kelley Walker's (born 1969) solo exhibition at the Paula Cooper Gallery in 2014. The catalogue begins with an essay by noted art historian Robert Hobbs, which examines the technical and conceptual scope of Walker's art. Hobbs finds parallels between Walker's work and that of Robert Rauschenberg and Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé. The publication also includes 233 superb full-color reproductions which highlight the sharp digital imagery of Walker's multipanel works, the layered polychrome hues of his silkscreens and the complex spatial play at work in his sculpture. Ten foldout spreads spanning 40 pages give the reader a sense of the expansive dimensions of his multipanel silkscreen pieces, the first of which is comprised of 196 parts.
PUBLISHER PJC, PAULA COOPER GALLERY
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 10 in. / 116 pgs / 233 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 9/30/2014 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2015 p. 145
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Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Yves Aupetitallot, Anne Pontegnie. Text by Bob Nickas, Scott Rothkopf, Anne Pontegnie.
New York-based artist Kelley Walker hacks advertising and displays its inner workings as art. His large-scale prints appropriate iconic cultural images, digitally altering them to expose their underlying agendas. In “Black Star Press: Black Star, Star Press Star” (2004), Walker combined nondigital collage processes to reference abstract painting: He smeared newspaper photos of the Birmingham race riots with melted chocolate and toothpaste, scanned them into a computer and made photographic prints from the results. Such hybridized work is neither quite post-Pop nor just appropriation. In the past few years, Walker has emerged as one of the most innovative and rigorous young artists in New York and has become much in demand not only for his solo work but for his collaborations with fellow New Yorker Wade Guyton. This monograph is a valuable introduction to Walker’s technical processes, and essays by maverick critic and curator Bob Nickas and writer Scott Rothkopf lend much insight into his practice.