Published by Inventory Press. Text by Kate Nesin, Kristan Kennedy, Oscar Bedford, Shannon Mattern, John Garrison, Lothar Müller, Lisa Robertson.
This volume collects two decades of work by Brooklyn-based artist Sara Greenberger Rafferty (born 1978), known for her material transformation of photographs and use of comedy as artistic strategy. The book is organized by material sensibilities around paper, plastic, glass, metal, fabric scraps and "garbage." Studio Visit reconfigures the format of a monograph, sharing roughly 20 years of artwork through intimate studio documentation, sketches, notes and other ephemera. This chronology is punctuated by full-color case studies of major works in photography, sculpture and installation. With image descriptions by art historian Kate Nesin, Studio Visit also includes new writing by Kristan Kennedy and Oscar Bedford, as well as reprinted texts by poet Lisa Robertson, media scholar Shannon Mattern and more. Studio Visit surveys Sara Greenberger Rafferty's cultural commentary through dynamic and conceptually rigorous art.
Published by PictureBox/Rachel Uffner Gallery. Text by Claire Barliant.
Published for the artist’s 2011 exhibition at Rachel Uffner Gallery, this volume documents Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s explorations of television, comedy and the power of the image. Drawing from the endless repetitions of the TV screen, and deftly historicizing the fear/fun dilemma of the comedian, Rafferty makes prints of these images that seduce and amuse.