Jason Rhoades: Four Roads

Jason Rhoades: Four Roads
Library Shelf Location 18.RHOA
Publication Date 2014

The Los Angeles-based sculptor Jason Rhoades was widely celebrated for sprawling, ambitious, and daring installations, editions, and events prior to his untimely death in 2006. Although far better known in Europe, many of Rhoades's peers considered him to be one of the most important artists of his generation. In his work, cultural touchstones ranged from high to low, including the artists Marcel Duchamp, Donald Judd, and Paul McCarthy, racecar driver Ayrton Senna, actor Kevin Costner, the big bang, Swedish erotica, and the California Gold Rush. This volume, accompanying the first U.S survey of his works, centres on four highly sensory, large-scale pieces that incorporate neon, radio, smoke rings, and even a model train into large environments that engulf the viewer. These four canonical installations are navigated via five critical essays that help unify Rhoades's labyrinthine, often overwhelming, methods into the single overarching project he envisioned. The book also features illustrations of each major work dating from 1991-2006, accompanied by explanatory texts that illuminate Rhoades's materials and methods as both highly accessible and artistically complex.

ISBN 9783791352923
Quantity 1
Pages 256 Pages
Author Ingrid Schaffner
Format Hardback
Publisher Prestel Publishing, New York
Related Artist Jason Rhoades
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Installation
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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