Published by DelMonico Books/Guild Hall. Edited with text by Andrea Grover. Introduction by Daniel Finamore, Trevor Smith. Text by Sasha Archibald, Chanda Laine Carey, Brett Littman.
In Shipwrecks, Alexis Rockman (born 1962) looks at the world’s waterways as a network by which all of history has traveled. The transport of language, culture, art, architecture, cuisine, religion, disease and warfare can all be traced along the routes of seafaring vessels dating back to and in some cases predating the earliest recorded civilizations.
Through depictions of historic and obscure shipwrecks and their lost cargoes, Rockman addresses the impact—both factual and extrapolated—the migration of goods, people, plants and animals has on the planet.
This timely publication, which includes essays from leading scholars, is propelled by impending climate disaster and the current largest human migration in history, taking place in part by waterway.
Published by Damiani. Edited by Todd Bradway. Text by Helen Molesworth, David Rimanelli.
With a career spanning over three decades, internationally acclaimed American artist Alexis Rockman is well known for his complex, large-scale paintings and works on paper depicting the collision between civilization and nature. Rockman synthesizes elements of human history, natural science, landscape painting, art history and science fiction with passionate interest in climate change and globalization, to create images that reveal our world balancing on the precipice. Alexis Rockman: Works on Paper is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s graphic work, documenting his extraordinary accomplishments as a draftsman through a meticulous selection of watercolors, gouaches, oil drawings and field studies. Designed by Tony Morgan in close collaboration with the artist, the book reproduces over 150 works, many of which have never before been published. Included here are his earliest watercolors from the 1980s, often of hybrid and mutated animals; the Field Drawings, created in Guyana and other locations from mud sourced on-site; the ominously beautiful and apocalyptic Weather Drawings; painterly works relating to his epic The Great Lakes Cycle; Wallace’s Line, a visual investigation of the life of scientist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace; and Lost at Sea, his most recent body of work focused on shipwrecks. The book includes newly commissioned essays by Helen Molesworth and David Rimanelli. In addition, it includes a visual appendix of Rockman's graphic influences, with commentary by the artist. Born in 1962 in New York, where he lives and works, Alexis Rockman has had solo museum exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Wexner Center for the Arts (both 2004), the Rhode Island School of Design (2005), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (2010), the Drawing Center (2013) and the Grand Rapids Art Museum (2018).
Published by Baldwin Gallery. Foreword by Jean-Christophe Castelli.
In this book, published in a limited edition of 750 copies, the acclaimed New York–based painter Alexis Rockman (born 1962) celebrates the life, ideas and influence of a forgotten founder of the theory of evolution, the Welsh scientist Arthur Russel Wallace, through a series of incandescent and brilliantly executed paintings and watercolors. The eponymous "line" refers to a demarcation between the fauna of Australia and Asia, and Rockman's paintings abound with these animals that struggle for survival on either line of that border. The works are reproduced in the reference style of Victorian explorers' folios, evoking the excitement those adventurers inspired in the popular imagination; likewise reflecting the world of its subject, the cover features a splendid Victorian-style printed gilt cover with marbled endpapers on the inside.
PUBLISHER Baldwin Gallery
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 10 x 11.75 in. / 75 pgs / 29 color / 1 duotone.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/24/2018 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 117
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780979793677SDNR40 List Price: $100.00 CDN $135.00 GBP £95.00
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Published by The Drawing Center. Interview by Jean-Christophe Castelli.
Alexis Rockman’s watercolor drawings were the first stage in the development of the fantastical, imaginary world of Life of Pi, the 2012 feature film directed by Ang Lee. Lee sought out Rockman’s vision as an artist with a specific commitment to hand drawing to bring a human scale to the project--a sense of the material and the fortuitous that would come, for example, from the random bloom of watercolor pigment on paper. Though most artistic contributions to cinema are dependent on photo-realism or cartoonlike illustration, Rockman’s images are fluid, intimate and dynamic in a way that only drawing can capture. This publication accompanies The Drawing Center’s exhibition, providing a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between visual art--specifically drawing--and commercial filmmaking. More than 60 color reproductions are featured, alongside an interview with the artist by Jean-Christophe Castelli.
Published by The Rose Art Museum. Edited by Michael Rush. Text by Helen Molesworth, Brett Litman.
Disturbingly majestic hurricanes, wind-energy fields, tornadoes, landslides, waterspouts, melting glaciers, forest fires and newly mutant species are some of the subjects of Alexis Rockman's deeply hued and intricately crafted works on paper. Surreal and deeply critical of man's destructive relationship to the environment, the primary works collected in this volume, published to accompany Rockman's first major large-scale museum exhibition in the United States, were all made since 2005. With echoes of J.M.W. Turner, Winslow Homer, Charles Burchfield and Rockman's own inimitable realism, the works surge with a power and flow of color that announces a new direction for this remarkable artist, who has been praised as much for his figurative exactitude as for his wildly imaginative take on what is considered the real. Essays are by the Rose Art Museum's Michael Rush and the Harvard University Art Museums' Helen Molesworth; the artist interview is by Brett Littman of The Drawing Center in New York.
PUBLISHER The Rose Art Museum
BOOK FORMAT Clth, 7.25 x 10.25 in. / 135 pgs / 50 col.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/1/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2009 p. 100
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780976159360TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00
Alexis Rockman's Manifest Destiny translates into haunting yet inspiring simplicity the environmental crisis of global warming. In conjunction with the opening of the Brooklyn Museum's new entrance pavilion in April 2004, the distinguished American artist Rockman (born 1962) was commissioned to paint a visionary 8-by-24-foot mural about the distant future boroughs. Rockman's project suggests what geological, botanical and zoological changes might transpire in the ecosystem of the area thousands or even millions of years ahead. Believing that the past provides clues to the future, Rockman drew from the museum's historical paintings collection for source material, including such works as Albert Bierstadt's A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie (1866), a monumental Hudson River School landscape. The artist is also not without humor--humans may have drowned Brooklyn, but the world survives, and here and there, life's indomitable spirit prevails. On top of a floating oil drum, its antennae rapt with attention, is that ineradicable symbol of eternity--the cockroach. This book looks at preliminary drawings and research by the artist for Manifest Destiny and contains a full-color foldout image of the mural.
PUBLISHER Gorney Bravin + Lee/Brooklyn Museum
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 32 pgs / 26 color / 11 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2005 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2005 p. 156
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780872731516TRADE List Price: $25.00 CDN $34.50 GBP £22.00
Published by Twin Palms Publishers. Text by Katherine Dunn.
In 1994, American artist Alexis Rockman (born 1962) ventured into the dense jungles of Guyana, the site for this fantastic dreamscape of biological life. Rockman’s world of nature—described by the artist as "zoos in outer space"—is tempered by a penchant for the bizarre and the grotesque, but always based upon intimate observation of the environs. Monumental insects—ants, mites, bees and beetles—vie on Rockman’s vibrant canvasses with anteaters, exotic birds, piranhas and iguanas. Guyana/i> is accompanied by a lively text by acclaimed novelist Katherine Dunn, author of Geek Love.