Published by DelMonico Books/Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago/Hammer Museum. Edited with text by Connie Butler, Michael Darling. Foreword by Ann Philbin, Madeleine Grynsztejn. Text by Deena Metzger, Lucía Sanromán, Lucia Allain, Julia Bryan-Wilson.
Based in Los Angeles, Andrea Bowers (born 1965) constructs her practice around the notions of collaboration, representation and engagement. Through her dedication to social and environmental justice, as well as her partnerships with activist organizations and various protest movements, Bowers has renegotiated her role as artist in society. Running throughout her drawings, paintings, videos and installations is a rigorous reevaluation of the concepts, structures and images that have guided our relentless search for meaning and justice. With work that is at once hyper-conceptual and socially engaged, Bowers creates spaces within which to share and evaluate the potential of art as a tool for social progress—while serving as witness and documentarian to the work of activists worldwide.
This book is a comprehensive and definitive survey of Bowers’ work to date and investigates some of the key, longstanding interests that have guided her practice. Critical pieces from writers of various backgrounds and fields position Bowers’ practice in the context of the movements, histories and struggles that make up these broader concerns. Accompanying these illuminating texts are full-color illustrations of works, including a selection of Bowers’ well-known neon sculptures and large-scale installations, as well as numerous other drawings, paintings, photographs and video works.
Published by Pomona College Museum of Art. Edited by Rebecca McGrew, Ciara Ennis. Introduction by Rebecca McGrew. Text by Maria Elena Buszek, Peter Kalb. Interview by Ciara Ennis.
This publication complements the exhibition Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane at the Pomona College Museum of Art and the Pitzer College Art Galleries and represents an overview of the artist's work since 2006. It highlights Bowers' (born 1965) commitment to merging art and social activism with a focus on political and environmental issues. Grounded in the legacy of feminist art, Bowers' socially engaged work combines a hyper-conceptual and formalist approach with raw and uncompromising content. This publication weaves together multiple strands of the artist's practice to foreground her incisive vision, activism and dedication to social justice. Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane, the exhibition of the Los Angeles-based artist's most recent body of work, examined the 2012 Steubenville, Ohio, high-school rape case, the subsequent trial and media and activist reactions.
PUBLISHER Pomona College Museum of Art
BOOK FORMAT Flexi, 8 x 11 in. / 184 pgs / 170 color / 12 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/30/2014 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 131
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780985625139TRADE List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00