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Contemporary Arts Museum

Works: 571 works in 1,109 publications in 2 languages and 20,048 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Periodicals  Photographs 
Roles: Other, Editor, Organizer of meeting, isb, his, Publisher
Classifications: N6537.S6164, 709.2
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Kiki Smith : a gathering, 1980-2005 by Siri Engberg( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely considered to be one of the most engaging and fascinating artists of our time, Kiki Smith has, over the past 25 years, developed into a major figure in the world of 21st-century art. Her subject matter is as wide-ranging as the materials her work has encompassed. In the 1980s, with her earliest figural sculptures in plaster, glass, and wax, Smith developed an elaborate vocabulary around the forms and functions of the body and its metaphorical as well as physical relationship to society. By the early 1990s she began to engage with themes of a more religious and mythological nature. Her re-imaginings of biblical women as inhabitants of physical bodies--rather than as abstract bearers of doctrine--led her to make a series of sculptural works related to the figure of the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, Lilith, and others. The artist has more recently considered fairy tales and folk narratives as well as nurturing a growing menagerie of work concerned with animals and the natural world. Smith has now earned a considerable reputation as a virtuoso printmaker and draftsperson, and as a re-inventor of the startling sculptural possibitilies present in materials ranging from paper and resin to bronze and porcelain. Organized by the Walker Art Center with the full collaboration of the artist, the exhibition Kiki Smith represents the artist¹s first full-scale touring museum retrospective in the United States. This accompanying exhibition catalogue is a comprensive volume that includes critical essays, an interview, a generous four-color plate section, a complete exhibition history and bibliography, and the first-ever comprehensive illustrated chronology of Smith¹s life and work
Terry Winters : paintings, drawings, prints 1994/2004 by Richard Shiff( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the recent work of Terry Winters, whose diverse and creative output continues to challenge and surprise the art world. Terry Winters's work of the past decade weaves disparate strains of idea, object, and physical operations into the primary logic of his art. His art contains an astonishing array of forms and demonstrates the equally surprising breadth of his artistic language. This retrospective volume continues where the mid-career survey (1992) at the Whitney Museum concluded, presenting the past decade of Winters's innovative work in paintings, prints, drawings, and artists' books. Terry Winters presents the ways in which the artist creates sets and subsets of distinctive works that interact with bodies of previous and current work. Also included are images by the artist that have not previously been exhibited or published. Winters's work is frequently included in conversations and studies relating to the interplay of art and science, and his recent paintings, drawings, and prints reflect his engagement with scientific and computational systems of thought and presentations of information. For Winters, abstract art has become a vehicle not for "reproducing and inventing form but for harnessing forces." By utilizing expressive means, "data becomes pictorial and spatial." This superbly illustrated volume displays the full range of Winters's newest works and the complex relationships that link them to one another
American still life, 1945-1983 by Linda L Cathcart( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema remixed & reloaded : Black women artists and the moving image since 1970 by Andrea Barnwell Brownlee( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conema Remixed & Reloaded presents three decades of work by forty women artists from Australia, Cuba, Europe, Kenya, South Africa, and the United States. Their work represents an ongoing effort to examine individual experience, evoke familial and communal memories, and challenge societal conventions through the use of the moving image within cinematic and visual art
Ida Applebroog : happy families : a fifteen-year survey by Lowery Stokes Sims( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art Guys : think twice 1983-1995 by Lynn M Herbert( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing) who met at the University of Houston in 1982, have carefully crafted a presence and wacky notoriety that places them at the heart of the Houston art scene and has captured the attention of a national audience. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, they employ a variety of media for the exploration of their ideas including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video. The Art Guys create diverse works designed to engage, amuse and challenge viewers by seducing them with a playful sense of humor. Described in the New York Times as "a cross between Dada, David Letterman, John Cage and the Smothers Brothers",[1] The Art Guys present a blend of performance, conceptual and visual art that explores the absurdities of contemporary life. All told, The Art Guys defy categorization, they represent a kink in the art historical continuum - a hiccup, a scratch that can't be itched. They have amused, irritated, enchanted and befuddled viewers with their deadpan humor and irreverent antics. Regardless of how they are remembered in the annals of American art, their audience will never be the same
Robert Wilson's vision : an exhibition of works by Trevor J Fairbrother( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Rauschenberg : work from four series, a sesquicentennial exhibition by Robert Rauschenberg( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The window in twentieth-century art by Suzanne Delehanty( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splat, boom, pow! : the influence of cartoons in contemporary art by Valerie Cassel( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public address : Krzysztof Wodiczko( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Al Bengston : paintings of three decades by Billy Al Bengston( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautiful volume chronicles the ever-changing work of Billy Al Bengston - art that spans a period of thirty years, encompasses a variety of materials, and consistently defies stylistic classification. With colleagues Edward Kienholz, Edward Ruscha, and Kenneth Price, Bengston was a leader in the art revolution that transformed Los Angeles from art backwater to international art center beginning in the 1960s. His own widely acclaimed work has changed dramatically from decade to decade, reflecting the artist's independent spirit and firm belief in the open-endedness of the creative process. Bengston has said, "A work of art should never be predictable ... if each time you look at it you see something new, find that it means something more, something different, then you are on the track of art." Inspired by the various environments in which he has lived and worked - from California and Hawaii to London and Mexico - Bengston vibrantly evokes in his works the colors, lights, and patterns of these locales. This book visually chronicles the evolution of the artist's pictorial investigations, from his early paintings that conjure up the metallic and chrome-plated car culture of Los Angeles to the later Hawaiian images that opulently evoke this island paradise. Lavishly illustrated with sixty full-color plates of Bengston's paintings, collages, watercolors, screens, and banners, the book reveals the true radiance of his palette and his continual process of experimentation. Insightful essays by Henry T. Hopkins, Jane Livingston, Karen Tsujimoto, and Maurice Tuchman provide a welcome overview for admirers of Bengston's art and a splendid introduction for those as yet unfamiliar with it. This volume offers an illuminating appraisal of an artist of enormous originality, range, and achievement, whose glowing canvases reward the viewer with prolonged visual pleasure. -- from front cover flap
Jim Love : from now on by Lynn M Herbert( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jim Love: From Now On is the first publication to celebrate Houston sculptor Jim Love's work in over 20 years. Love first gained national recognition in 1961 when his work was included in The Museum of Modern Art's groundbreaking exhibition The Art of Assemblage. He began his career as an urban archaeologist of sorts, scouring junkyards for interesting castoffs and later welding original forms of iron and steel. Inspired by the Surrealist- and Dada-influenced practice of assemblage, he elevated ordinary objects to inventive and often amusing works of art that include his early "put togethers" from the 1950s; his signature bears, birds, and dogs that take on life's dilemmas; his range of work that explores flowers as a motif; and his portraits, theatrical tableaux, and designs for furniture and other functional objects. A central figure in Houston art circles from the 1950s until his untimely death in 2005, Love most notably collaborated with the collectors John and Dominique de Menil. Known for his public commissions in Houston, such as Call Ernie (1985) at William P. Hobby Airport and Portable Trojan Bear (1974) in Hermann Park, Love's work is also included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Dallas Museum of Art; The Menil Collection, Houston; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Love was born in 1927 in Amarillo, Texas, and moved to Houston after his graduation from Baylor University, where he received a BBA (1952) in business administration."--Publisher's website
Lari Pittman by Lari Pittman( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katalog over værker af den amerikanske kunstner Lari Pittman, f. 1952
How latitudes become forms : art in a global age by Philippe Vergne( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Bronx hall of fame : sculpture by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres by Richard Goldstein( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical presence : black performance in contemporary art( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black visual artists. While black performance has been largely contextualized as an extension of theater, visual artists have integrated performance into their work for over five decades, generating a repository of performance work that has gone largely unrecognized until now. Radical Presence provides a critical framework to discuss the history of black performance traditions within the visual arts beginning with the "happenings" of the early 1960s, throughout the 1980s, and into the present practices of contemporary artists."--Publisher's website
Marilyn Minter : pretty/dirty by Bill Arning( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marilyn Minter is well known for her glossy, hyper-realistic paintings, photographs and video-works: seductive images that borrow the language of fashion and advertising photography, exploring the boundaries of desire, sensuality, and body-anxiety in the age of consumption. Close up images of mouths, feet, splashes and puddles, rendered in high gloss enamel on sheets of metal, seem to emanate from their surfaces and question the pathology of glamour. Produced in conjunction with the first major major museum retrospective on her work, Marilyn Minter: Pretty / Dirty examines every period of the artist's storied 40 year career, from her beginnings with the controversial "Porno" paintings, initially rejected by the critical establishment, to her later large-scale, photorealistic works and assumption as one of today's most influential artists. Major essays from the exhibition's curators, Contemporary Art Museum of Houston director Bill Arning, and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver curator Elissa Auther, examine the trajectory of Minter's development, and her continued engagement with the political debate over the representation of the female body. Texts from a wide variety of musicians, artists, writers and curators speak to Minter's wide-ranging influence and significance: reflections from the likes of artist K8 Hardy, musician and author Richard Hell, and poet Eileen Myles, as well as an artist interview with writer Linda Yablonsky. Fully illustrated with hundreds of full-color reproductions, and with a complete biography and bibliography, Marilyn Minter: Pretty / Dirty charts a new perspective on the career of this exciting and continually evolving artist."--Publisher's description
Fred Sandback : sculpture by Fred Sandback( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Museo de Artes Contemporáneas de Houston.

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Terry Winters : paintings, drawings, prints 1994/2004Cinema remixed & reloaded : Black women artists and the moving image since 1970The Art Guys : think twice 1983-1995Robert Wilson's vision : an exhibition of worksSplat, boom, pow! : the influence of cartoons in contemporary artJim Love : from now onLari PittmanHow latitudes become forms : art in a global age