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Margaret Kilgallen: thatís where the beauty is.
ASPEN ART PRESS
Impure Americana, a slightly acidic nostalgia that evoked sideshows, tramp art and old travel posters with infusions of feminist wit. ĖRoberta Smith, New York Times
Clth, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 210 pgs / 100 color / 30 bw. | 12/17/2019 | Not available
Published by Aspen Art Press.
Foreword by Heidi Zuckerman. Text by Courtenay Finn, Jenelle Porter.
Margaret Kilgallen: thatís where the beauty is. is published on the occasion of Kilgallenís first posthumous museum exhibition, and the largest presentation of her work in more than a decade. Using the artistís exhibition history as a chronological tool, thatís where the beauty is. examines Kilgallenís roots in histories of printmaking, American and non-Western folk history and folklore, and feminist strategies of representation, expanding the narrative around her work beyond her association with the Bay Area Mission School and the "Beautiful Losers" artists.
Kilgallenís graphic, schematic style came from a deep engagement with the handmade in wildly divergent formsófrom folk art to letterpress printing to freight train graffiti, among many other sources. ďI like things that are handmade and I like to see people's hand in the world anywhere in the world,Ē she said, embracing the idiosyncrasies and imperfections that come from hand craft. ďI think thatís where the beauty is.Ē Kilgallenís work, in form and content, celebrates the handmade, making heroes and heroines of those who live and work in the margins and challenging traditional gender roles, hierarchies and mainstream culture.
This publication offers a comprehensive look at Kilgallenís work, revisiting the ongoing legacy and idiosyncratic spirit of one of Californiaís most innovative artists.
American artist Margaret Kilgallen (1967Ė2001) died at the age of 33, just as her work was gaining recognition and prominence. She is best known for her association with the Bay Area Mission Schoolóa loosely associated group of artists from the early 1990sóand for her inclusion in the legendary exhibition Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture (2004).
Clth, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 210 pgs / 100 color / 30 bw.
Pub Date 12/17/2019
Out of stock indefinitely
Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 63
ISBN 9780934324878 TRADE
List Price: $49.95 CDN $69.95 GBP £40.00
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.