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Blaffer Gallery

Overview
Works: 60 works in 100 publications in 2 languages and 3,813 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Interviews  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: his, Editor, Organizer of meeting, Illuminator, isb
Classifications: NE539.C56, 759.13
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Most widely held works about Blaffer Gallery
  • by Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery( )
 
Most widely held works by Blaffer Gallery
Chuck Close prints : process and collaboration by Terrie Sultan( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Close--a man who describes himself as "an artist looking for trouble"--Has for three decades consistently but variously challenged the accepted boundaries of the printmaking tradition. Published to accompany a retrospective of his prints opening at Blaffer Gallery and traveling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and several additional museums around the country, this is the first comprehensive survey of Close's revolutionary prints. Featuring exquisite reproductions of the prints together with essays on Close's career and in-depth interviews with the artist and his master printmakers, the volume blends words and images to give readers unique insight into the creative process. The text highlights the intensely collaborative nature of Close's project and looks into the challenges posed by the unprecedented huge scale he prefers. Close may labor on a single print for as long as two years, working out aesthetic problems that might involve the retrieval of a centuries-old European method on one day and the creation of an entirely new technique (such as applying sunscreen to block light) the next. "Prints have moved me in my unique work more than anything else has," Close says. "Prints change the way I think about things." From the artist's ambitious first mezzotint to his recent pulp-paper multiples, this book chronicles the genius of Chuck Close in the medium in which he has done his most exciting work. Taken together, these prints constitute a remarkable self-portrait of the creative drive, vision, and intellect of one of America's most important living artists
One way or another : Asian American art now by Asia society (N.Y.)( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Asian American artists--with a strong sense of being American and an acute critical consciousness of world matters--grapple with issues of identity in a way that sets them apart from their predecessors. Whereas many Asian American artists of a previous generation directly referred to an Asian sense of self in their works, it can be argued that younger Asian American artists only sometimes make reference to it or omit it entirely. This creatively designed book focuses on recent works by seventeen Asian American artists born in the late 1960s and 1970s--including Patty Chang, Kaz Oshiro, and Jean Shin--to explore this pivotal generation of artists, the prevalent themes in their art, and the different ways they configure identity in their work. One Way or Another features examples of painting, sculpture, and video and installation art--many previously unpublished--and includes essays that discuss the shifting meaning of Asian America over the last decade and address the issues of mixed heritage and the emergence of an evolving Asian American identity in an increasingly globalized society
Jessica Stockholder : kissing the wall : works, 1988-2003 by Jessica Stockholder( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den amerikanske installationskunstner Jessica Stockholder (f. 1959) og hendes kunst samt gengivelser af nogle af hendes værker
Girls' night out by Elizabeth Armstrong( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Girls' Night Out brings together the work of an international and intergenerational group of women artists whose works in photography and video reflect a new approach to issues of femininity and identity. The artists in Girls' Night Out create works that possess a quasi- documentary feel and a directness of approach as they engage with such classical art genres as self-portraiture, portraiture (especially featuring young women in the passage from girlhood to adulthood), and landscape. Some of their shared themes include provocative inquiries into youth culture, new notions of beauty, ethnographic techniques mixed with fashion devices, and an interest in journalistic aspects of the media. Formally rigorous and aesthetically resolved, this seemingly traditional imagery is infused by lyricism and psychological complexity. The historical context for Girls' Night Out is found in the photography, film, and performance art of the 1970s and 1980s, which addressed social and political themes, often through provocative satire or irony. The open, fluid approach to gender and sexuality evident in the works in Girls' Night Out is informed by the pioneering conceptual and aesthetic stance of earlier artists but also represents a significant rupture with it. This new work confidently explores female identity without the need to challenge or critique feminine archetypes. The resulting imagery is as uncertain, contradictory, and filled with possibility as the adolescents these artists often portray." (résumé éditeur)
James Surls : the Splendora years, 1977-1997 by Terrie Sultan( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book, which accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, captures an extraordinarily creative period in Surls's career - the two decades he lived and worked in Splendora, Texas. During this time, Surls established a home and artists' colony in the East Texas pineywoods, where he produced an astonishing body of work while encouraging the creativity of other visual and performing artists. Magnificent color and black-and-white images illustrate the key sculptures and works on paper that Surls created in Splendora." "Accompanying the images are essays and interviews that offer fascinating insights into Surls's artistic breakthrough in Splendora. Terrie Sultan introduces Surls's work and provides a concise biography of the artist. Eleanor Heartney places Surls's Splendora works within the larger contexts of American and international art. Artists and gallery owners John Alexander, Joseph Havel, The Art Guys, Hiram Butler, and Sharon and Gus Kopriva, as well as curator Jim Harithas and architect Peter Zweig, share lively memories of Splendora as an artist colony and of Surls's pivotal role as artistic mentor and arts impresario for the whole Houston-area arts community. James Surls and his wife Charmaine Locke add a personal signature to the book by describing how their love and their work blossomed in an atmosphere of total freedom to experiment and create."--Jacket
Chantal Akerman : moving through time and space by Chantal Akerman( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald Lipski : a brief history of twine by Donald Lipski( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fiction of authenticity : contemporary Africa abroad : Siemon Allen, Fatma Chafri ... by Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exhibition and catalog that presents new work by a selection of the most prominent African and African diaspora artists working in Europe and the United States"--Page [1]
Existed : Leonardo Drew by Leonardo Drew( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damaged romanticism : a mirror of modern emotion by Terrie Sultan( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries on the artists: Richard Billingham, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Edward Burtynsky, Sophie Calle, Petah Coyne, Angelo Filomeno, Jesper Just, Mary McCleary, Florian Maier-Aichen, Wangechi Mutu, Julia Oschatz, Anneè Olofsson, David Schnell, and Ryan Taber/Cheyenne Weaver
Josephine Meckseper by Josephine Meckseper( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Knox : non-fiction paintings by Bob Knox( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the banks of Bayou City : the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the research and activities conducted by the artists-in-residence of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) directed at the city of Houston, Texas
Electric Mud by David Pagel( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Pylypchuk by Jonathan Pylypchuk( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing is believing : the art of Nancy Burson by Nancy Burson( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Burson and the art of seeing / Michael L. Sand--Interview with Nancy Burson / Lynn Gumpert and Terrie Sultan
Mads Gamdrup : renunciation by Mads Gamdrup( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here & there = aquí y allá : six artists from San Juan, PR( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

POPulence( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angela Grauerholz : reading room for the working artist : privation by Angela Grauerholz( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist's book consisting of an exhibition catalogue, containing images by the artist with accompanying quotations
 
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Chuck Close prints : process and collaboration
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One way or another : Asian American art nowJessica Stockholder : kissing the wall : works, 1988-2003Girls' night outJames Surls : the Splendora years, 1977-1997Chantal Akerman : moving through time and spaceDonald Lipski : a brief history of twineA fiction of authenticity : contemporary Africa abroad : Siemon Allen, Fatma Chafri ...Existed : Leonardo Drew
Alternative Names

controlled identityBlaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston

controlled identitySarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery

Art Museum of the University of Houston. Blaffer Gallery

Blaffer Art Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston.

Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.

University of Houston. Art Museum. Blaffer Gallery

University of Houston Blaffer Art Museum

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Languages
English (50)

German (3)