Known for his wide range of materials, American Conceptual and installation artist David Ireland explores concepts of scale and vision. Over the past 30 years, David Ireland has produced a remarkable series of architectural transformations, installations, objects and drawings that consistently challenge viewers' everyday distinctions between art and non-art. Ireland’s recent two and three-dimensional pieces reflect his wide-ranging interests, from exploration of the phenomenon of chance to his interest in process and history. Accompanying Ireland's first solo exhibition in London, this catalogue features a selection of the artist's work alongside an introductory text by art critic Kenneth Baker.
Published by Charta. By Betty Klausner. Foreword by Larry Thomas.
“You can't make art by making art,” David Ireland once said, and this statement can be understood as one of the guiding principles in his life and work. Sculptor, architect, installation artist, urban archeologist and much, much more, Ireland is impossible and unnecessary to label. Why label something that aspires to include most everything--or at least to not exclude the possibility of something? Mid-life, Ireland, who was born in 1930, decided to pursue his passion for art, and he went on to produce a body of work so idiosyncratic that it defies definition. Like his life, his working methodology is paradoxical, absurd, ironic and uniquely enriched by humor and humanity. The result of some 80 interviews with the American artist and his friends, family, collaborators and art world colleagues, Touching Time and Space offers an engrossing portrait of a deeply private but unfailingly generous iconoclast. His art practice, teaching, and wry philosophy have profoundly affected many. Beginning with a description of the radical transformation of his home--the legendary 500 Capp Street in San Francisco--author Betty Klausner provides an insightful and often moving narrative that illuminates Ireland's process, work and life.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.25 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 19 color / 32 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/2/2004 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881584512TRADE List Price: $36.95 CDN $45.00