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Vija Celmins : to fix the image in memory

Title
Vija Celmins : to fix the image in memory / Gary Garrels ; with contributions from Russell Ferguson, Frances Jacobus-Parker, Suzanne Hudson, Ian Alteveer, Briony Fer, Meredith A. Brown, Nancy Lim.
Author
Garrels, Gary
Publication
  • San Francisco, California : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ; New Haven, Connecticut : in association with Yale University Press, [2018]
  • Italy : VeronaLibri
  • ©2018

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Additional Authors
  • Ferguson, Russell
  • Jacobus-Parker, Frances
  • Hudson, Suzanne Perling, 1977-
  • Alteveer, Ian
  • Fer, Briony
  • Brown, Meredith A.
  • Lim, Nancy (Curatorial assistant)
  • Celmins, Vija, 1938-
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
  • Yale University Press, publisher.
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, host institution.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), organizer, host institution.
Description
271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), photographs, portraits; 31 cm
Summary
Best known for her striking drawings of ocean surfaces, begun in 1968 and revisited over many years both in drawings and paintings, Vija Celmins (b. 1938) has been creating exquisitely detailed renderings of natural imagery for more than five decades. The oceans were followed by desert floors and night skies--all subjects in which vast, expansive distances are distilled into luminous, meticulous, and mesmerizing small-scale artworks. For Celmins, this obsessive "redescribing" of the world is a way to understand human consciousness in relation to lived experience. The first major publication on the artist in twenty years, this comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume explores the full range of Celmins's work produced since the 1960s--drawings and paintings as well as sculpture and prints. Scholarly essays, a narrative chronology, and a selection of excerpts from interviews with the artist illuminate her methods and techniques; survey her early years in Los Angeles, where she was part of a circle that included James Turrell and Ken Price; and trace the development of her work after she moved to New York City and befriended figures such as Robert Gober and Richard Serra. Exhibition: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA (15.12.2018-31.03.2019); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (13.06-11.08.2019); The Met Breuer, New York, USA (01.10.2019-12.01.2020).
Alternative Title
To fix the image in memory
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Interviews.
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • Essays.
  • Illustrated works.
Note
  • Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, December 15, 2018-March 31, 2019; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, May 4-August 4, 2019; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 24, 2019-January 12, 2020.--colophon.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-261) and index.
Contents
Foreword / Neal Benezra and Max Hollein -- Acknowledgments / Gary Garrels and Ian Alteveer -- Lenders to the exhibition -- Vija Celmins : To fix the image in memory / Gary Garrels -- The image found me : Vija Celmins in Los Angeles / Russell Ferguson -- Redescribing the photograph / Frances Jacobus-Parker -- Moving out / Suzanne Hudson -- Longer than anywhere in the world : Vija Celmins on the east coast / Ian Alteveer -- Exercises in abstraction / Briony Fer -- Vija Celmins : In the artist's words / Compiled by Meredith A. Brown -- Chronology -- Exhibition history / Compiled by Nancy Lim -- Selected bibliography / Compiled by Nancy Lim -- Works in the exhibition -- Index.
Call Number
JQG 19-107
ISBN
  • 9780300234213
  • 030023421X
LCCN
2018935053
OCLC
1029892327
Author
Garrels, Gary, author.
Title
Vija Celmins : to fix the image in memory / Gary Garrels ; with contributions from Russell Ferguson, Frances Jacobus-Parker, Suzanne Hudson, Ian Alteveer, Briony Fer, Meredith A. Brown, Nancy Lim.
Publisher
San Francisco, California : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ; New Haven, Connecticut : in association with Yale University Press, [2018]
Manufacturer
Italy : VeronaLibri
Copyright Date
©2018
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-261) and index.
Event
"Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory" : December 15, 2018-March 31, 2019, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, United States.
"Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory" : May 4-August 4, 2019, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory" : September 24, 2019-January 12, 2020, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States.
Place of Publication
United States California San Francisco.
United States Connecticut New Haven.
United Kingdom England London.
Added Author
Ferguson, Russell, contributor.
Jacobus-Parker, Frances, contributor.
Hudson, Suzanne Perling, 1977- contributor.
Alteveer, Ian, contributor.
Fer, Briony, contributor.
Brown, Meredith A., contributor.
Lim, Nancy (Curatorial assistant), contributor.
Celmins, Vija, 1938- artist, interviewee.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Yale University Press, publisher.
Art Gallery of Ontario, host institution.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), organizer, host institution.
Research Call Number
JQG 19-107
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