Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Leilani Lynch, Dan Nadel, Jason E. Smith. Contribution by Trinnie Dalton.
Tune Yer Head presents new and recent work by Texas born, Los Angeles–based artist Aaron Curry (born 1972). Known primarily for his colossal biomorphic metal sculptures and more recently for his neon cosmic paintings, Aaron Curry's work features a unique synthesis of the modernist canon and contemporary cultural touchstones.
Influenced by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Kurt Schwitters, Francis Picabia and Basil Wolverton, Curry creates an explosive mash-up of color, texture and scale. His exhibition at The Bass, Florida, and its accompanying catalog survey the diversity of his practice in terms of materiality and form, highlighting the interplay between painting, sculpture and collage.
Published by UCCA/Koenig Books. Edited by Karen Marta, Brian Roettinger.
For Boxxes, Aaron Curry (born 1972) created 160 unique pieces of art which he then destroyed. Before their destruction, Curry photographed these works so that the book would contain not only the last record of all these works but would transform and combine them into one new singular work of art. Following in the great artist book tradition of John Baldessari and Edward Ruscha, the UCCA has called on Aaron Curry along with LA artists Kathryn Andrews, Alex Israel, Matthew Monahan, Sterling Ruby, Ryan Trecartin, and Kaari Upson to make individual artist books for The Los Angeles Project in Beijing.
Published by Bad Dimension/Koenig Books. Edited by Karen Marta. Text by Michael Ned Holte, Richard Hawkins.
Bad Brain, Aaron Curry's eagerly awaited retrospective catalog from his 2014 exhibition at CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, features 80 artworks spanning a decade, between 2003 and 2014. As Michael Ned Holte writes, Bad Brain draws on the artist's "teenage fondness for Eddie, the skeletal mascot of Iron Maiden, and the gnarly skull drawings of Pushead, who provided artwork for Metallica t-shirts and Texas-based Zorlac skateboards; his eventual encounters with the weird figuration of the Chicago Imagists, the Hairy Who and the oozing faces of Peter Saul during his time in Chicago; and still later his close encounters with Richard Hawkins and Mike Kelley ... who provided support and encouragement for mining the margins (if not broad middle) of culture." The book also includes an annotated scrapbook of Curry's work by Hawkins.
For Melt to Earth, Los Angeles–based artist Aaron Curry (born 1972) engaged the architecture of New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, transforming an urban plaza into a sculptural theater-in-the-round. Part figurative deconstruction, part abstract invention, Curry's 14 site-specific, boldly painted, larger-than-life sculptures evoked the theater designs of Matisse and Picasso, positioned as if in orbit around the iconic Revson Fountain on Josie Robertson Plaza. The book is beautifully designed and produced with dual stitched bindings on its outer edge, opening into two 64-page sections on opposite sides: a black-and-white "Production Book" and a full-color "Installation Book."
PUBLISHER Micheal Werner
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 9/30/2014 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 142
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781938809071TRADE List Price: $40.00 CDN $54.00 GBP £35.00
American artist Aaron Curry (born 1972) trawls and amalgamates modernist art sources--Calder, Noguchi, Henry Moore, Cubism and Surrealism--with allusions to phenomena such as graffiti art, American folklore and sci-fi imagery, in an array of media. His gestural paintings on paper, collages and resin-coated shards of cardboard soak up all these influences. Bad Dimension is the first monograph on his work.