Published by Hauser & Wirth Publishers. Text by Adrienne Edwards, Philip Hoare.
Accidental Records includes new paintings and drawings by Ellen Gallagher (born 1965) that continue her exploration of the complex histories of the Black Atlantic and the afterlives of the Middle Passage. Widely associated with a resurgence in this diasporic critical space, Gallagher has developed her own genre of history painting which makes us question our geographies. The slowly layered surfaces of her work become a kind of reckoning, the way sailors mark their locations at sea, determined to return. Alongside views of Gallagher’s artworks and portraits of the artist working in her studio, texts are included by Adrienne Edwards, curator at Performa and the Walker Art Center, and Philip Hoare, a writer whose books include Leviathan or, The Whale and The Sea Inside. The book accompanies Gallagher’s solo show at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.
Published by New Museum. Foreword by Lisa Phillips. Text by Gary Carrion-Murayari.
Over the past two decades, Ellen Gallagher (born 1965) has created a body of work exploring notions of materiality, history and language. In her early paintings, Gallagher dispersed fields of repeated bulging lips and eyes--borrowed from the imagery of minstrel performances--on gridlike backgrounds of penmanship paper. She continued to incorporate historical material in subsequent works, most famously using midcentury advertisements for African-American beauty products from Ebony magazine and other publications of the period, abstracting portraits of models with yellow Plasticine, oil paint, pencil marks and incisions. For the first major New York museum exhibition of her work at New Museum, Gallagher produced a series of new paintings that both extend her formal and thematic interests and mark a radical new development. Each of the pieces consists of tendril-like formations incised into layers of paint. This complex series is featured in this catalogue along with a booklet of her work from 1993–2009.
PUBLISHER New Museum
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.75 in. / 122 pgs / 79 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/31/2014 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2014 p. 120
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Published by Anthony d'Offay. Essay by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve.
The grammar and volubility of Ellen Gallagher's two-dimensional artworks, their abstract layerings and subtle racial commentary, are explored in this luxurious catalogue. Numerous gatefolds reveal the details of her singular vocabulary of signs, and an accompanying essay considers them in light of the work of Gertrude Stein.
PUBLISHER Anthony d'Offay
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 10 x 10.5 in. / 46 pgs / 24 color / 1 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/2/2002 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2002
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Published by Gagosian Gallery. Text by Beth Coleman.
Blubber features Ellen Gallagher's most recent paintings alongside photographs of her at work in her studio. Engagingly designed by Bruce Mau, with a Japanese binding that allows Gallagher's work to extend across pages and pages, Blubber also includes excerpts from Herman Melville's Moby Dick and Judy Blume's Blubber. Blubber is the catalogue of Ellen Gallagher's recent exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery,
PUBLISHER Gagosian Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.75 x 9.25 in. / 120 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/2/2001 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2002
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Published by D.A.P./ICA Boston. Edited by Jessica Morgan. Essays by Robert Storr and Greg Tate. Interview by Jessica Morgan. Foreword by Jill Medvedow.
Ellen Gallagher has emerged as one of the most acclaimed young artists in the United States over the past decade, and this book will be the first to present a significant body of recent work in one volume. Gallagher inflects the surface of her layered drawings and paintings with unique irony and wit. They refer obliquely to a history of African American stereotypes through minute interventions on the canvas: tongues, eyes, wigs, and lips appear like individual musical notes. Their lack of fully formed bodies underlines the manner in which these stereotypical images were used: appearing as disembodied parts in advertisements, toys, and other products of the popular culture. It is through repetition of this limited vocabulary of signs that meanings are established and transformed in Gallagher's work. The large-scale paintings in the exhibition and this accompanying book explore her personal iconography of forms. Included will be Gallagher's recent all-black paintings as well as a carefully selected group of drawings from the artist's own collection. In addition, it features an extensive interview with the artist, for which she has executed several drawings specifically to illustrate this section, as well as critical essays on the work.
Published by Des Moines Art Center. Essays by Jeff Fleming, Robin D.G. Kelley, Catherine de Zegher. Introduction by Susan Lubowsky Talbott.
This publication accompanies Ellen Gallagher's exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center, which features twenty new drawings and a site-specific sculpture. In all of her work, Gallagher merges traditional abstraction with social commentary; this surprising union results in engaging and poetic works that examine the cultural signs of race. The major sculpture in this exhibition and catalogue has the appearance of a jungle gym, and is formed of obsessively painted, intertwined wooden dowels. The book includes essays by several prominent scholars, and presents Gallagher's interest in cultural history, science and science fiction.
PUBLISHER Des Moines Art Center
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9 x 11.25 in. / 80 pgs / 35 color / 3 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 11/2/2001 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2001
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