This is a hybrid artist’s book and drawing monograph by the Massachusetts–based painter Xylor Jane (born 1963), whose works based on or derived from numbers and other systems of order have found critical acclaim among curators and artists internationally. Her often brightly colored, immaculately constructed and executed paintings run parallel to, and are informed by, a drawing activity that is much about notating her daily life as it is comprehending the role of numbers and their history. This book is the first to focus on her drawings and notes, sequenced by the artist herself. This sequence, which includes work from the mid-2000s to the present, is accompanied by essays on her drawings by John Yau and Em Rooney.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 176 pgs / 170 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/20/2019 Forthcoming
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 164
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781942884446TRADE List Price: $30.00 CDN $45.00 GBP £27.00
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STATUS: Forthcoming | 8/20/2019
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Published by PictureBox. Text by Miranda Mellis. Interview by Tauba Auerbach.
19991 is the first comprehensive overview of the work of cult American artist Xylor Jane (born 1963). It gathers her four distinct series--Hearts (2006–2008), N.D.E. (2008–2009), Via Crucis (2009–2010) and Nox Rex (2010–2012)--and also includes an interview by Tauba Auerbach and essay-cum-concrete-poem by Miranda Mellis.
This is the first book dedicated to the work of American artist Xylor Jane (born 1963), whose latest body of work consists of hypnotic, grid-based paintings, using dab-by-dab painting technique rooted in mathematical concepts and numerology. This volume reproduces 28 of her finest paintings and contains an introduction by author Trinie Dalton.