Figuring Colour

Figuring Colour
Library Shelf Location 17.COLO
Publication Date 2012
Description Color is a daily experience, from the colors we wear, to the cars we drive, to the food we eat, to the flags we fly. We use colors to describe our emotions: we feel green with envy, red with anger, or on a sad day, blue. This publication examines the work of four artists who employ color and form to represent a metaphorical body: In Roy McMakin’s wood sculpture a chair is at once a body and an implication of an absent body. Kathy Butterly’s evocative use of glaze transforms her ceramic sculptures into miniature bodies. In Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s sculptures, piles of wrapped candy and plastic-bead curtains are experienced through a literal touch, privileging a sensory experience. Sue Williams’ riotously colorful paintings explore an abstracted body represented entirely through color. The publication combines images by the four artists with poems by twenty-two contemporary poets who further explore color through rhythm, meter and rhyme. Texts by Jenelle Porter, Jeremy Sigler. Poems by John Ashbery, Charles Bernstein, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Jen Bervin, Lee Ann Brown, Miles Champion, Marcella Durand, Craig Dworkin, Alan Gilbert, Lisa Jarnot, Vincent Katz, Robert Kelly, Damon Krukowski, Tan Lin, Dan Machlin, Anna Moschovakis, Eileen Myles, Frances Richard, Cole Swensen, Matvei Yankelevich, John Yau, Mónica de la Torre.
ISBN 9783775733304
Quantity 1
Pages 136
Editors Jenelle Porter, Jeremy Sigler
Format Hardback
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artists Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sue Williams, Kathy Butterly, Roy McMakin
Categories Poetry/Verse, Group Exhibition/Multiple Artists
Keyword Colour
Language English

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