Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Johanna Burton, Ruth Erickson.
The first comprehensive monograph dedicated to the American artist Sue Williams (born 1954), this book follows her work from the early 1980s to her most recent paintings. Over the course of her 40-year career, Williams has made an array of artwork, from modest paintings of mostly representational scenes in a cartoonish style to large-scale abstract paintings erupting in brilliant colors. In her newest works, figuration and abstraction are mixed anew, for although the images are abstract, the beholder comes across recognizable details--individual body parts or formations reminiscent of human organs. Williams has continuously explored and challenged the fantasies of feminism, sexuality, gender and culture in her work. Throughout her practice she has explored the ambiguous boundary between a secure place and an insecure one, between the real and the imagined, drawing the viewer into her world of provocative sexual politics.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Dan Cameron and Juan Carlos Roman.
Combining a manifest lack of prejudice with a vigorous brutality, Sue Williams' caustic paintings of domestic violence and sex rippled, bulged and slammed off the colored surface, admitting no prudishness or ignorance. Then, in the last few years, they went abstract, pulling funny, slippery, teasing forms and lines from her earlier brashness. Here they are, all fluids running together across the page spread.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 11.5 x 11 in. / 104 pgs / 71 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 5/2/2003 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883756585SDNR30 List Price: $40.00 CDN $50.00
Published by Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art. Artwork by Sue Williams. Edited by Michael Rush. Text by Barry Schwabsky.
From the doodled limp penises, spread legs, and equally spread orifices of her earlier, all-over paintings to the brilliant, bold, riotously colorful strokes of her latest painterly forays into abstraction, Sue Williams has been the cheeky and unabashedly ballsy purveyor of an aggressive, gorgeous, and graphic style all her own. Sue Williams: A Fine Line offers a close-up look at work from 1995 through 2001 alongside glowing, contextulaizing essays by noted critics Barry Schwabsky and Michael Rush.
PUBLISHER Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 10.5 x 8 in. / 52 pgs / 20 color / 7 bw
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/2/2003 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780967648040TRADE List Price: $20.00 CDN $25.00