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 <i>Lois Dodd: Catching the Light</i> exhibition catalogue   Lois Dodd: Catching the Light exhibition catalogue

136 Pages, 11.5" x 9.5", Distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers

The exhibition catalogue Lois Dodd: Catching the Light includes essays by Alison Ferris, Barbara O’Brien, and John Yau includes 51 color plates and 26 illustrations. In the essays, Ferris, curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, focuses on Maine and its influences on the artist’s work. O’Brien, chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and exhibition curator, discusses the artist’s environment and subjects. Yau, poet, art critic, curator, and professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, examines her work in New York. The catalogue also includes personal reflections on the artist by Will Barnet, Frances Barth, Charles Cajori, Wolf Kahn, Alex Katz, Leslie Land, Mel Leipzig, Carl Little, Norma Marin, Elizabeth O’Reilly, and Philip Pearlstein.

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 Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski   Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski

Published by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri.

Curated and with essays by E. A. Carmean Jr., Alison de Lima Greene, and Karen Wilkin, with a foreword by Lauren Olitski Poster and a selection of writings by Jules Olitski

146 pages, with 32 full-color plates, 4 color foldouts, and 33 additional illustrations including archival photographs and collateral works of art.

9x11 inches, sewn and case bound (hard cover)

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 Ana Maria Hernando   Ana Maria Hernando

24 Pages, 8.5" x 8.5", Self-published and self-authored with essay and interview by Curator Ken Bloom.

Floral imagery pervades the paintings, drawings, embroidered textiles and collages of Ana María Hernando. Her virtual gardens of roses, lilies, chocolate pods and tropical wonders flourish on paper, canvas, wood, antique book pages, even disposable baby diapers, as well as upon embroidered fabric shapes that the artist arranges on the wall as the main elements of installations. Hernando's horticulture grows, allowing for wide ranging interpretations, but also suggesting a code for a more directed narrative in which the life of women play the key role. Not only do the flowers represent history and culture, but they have life cycles of their own.

Because Hernando's recurrent message is the state of the body in culture, and how that imbues the life of a woman, delving into Hernando's vision we find ourselves transported into a changeable natural world that both nourishes and limits us. Hernando is tending a garden of feminine ecology that crosses from blood to redemption.

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 Pattern ID   Pattern ID

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, PATTERN ID. The 80 page catalog includes essays by Akron Art Museum Curator, Ellen Rudolph, and textile and fashion historian, Cecilia Gunzburger Anderson. Also included is a foreword by Mitchell Kahan, Ph.D, Director and CEO of Akron Art Museum as well as Rachael Blackburn Cozad, director and CEO of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Over the last two decades, artists have increasingly turned to pattern and dress as a language with which to communicate who they are and where they come from. The experiences of culture clash, immigration, and multi-ethnicity in our globalized world have driven artists to use this visual language to chart their personal and communal histories. This exhibition, organized by the Akron Art Museum, Ohio, includes works by Mark Bradford, iona rozeal brown, Nick Cave, Willie Cole, Lalla Essaydi, Samuel Fosso, James Gobel, Brian Jungen, Bharti Kher, Takashi Murakami, Grace Ndiritu, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mickalene Thomas, Aya Uekawa, and Kehinde Wiley.

The exhibition was on view at the Akron Art Museum from January 29-May 9, 2010 and is currently on view at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, January 28-May 8, 2011.

Fully illustrated 80-page catalogue | Published 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-940665-07-1

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 Dan Christensen: Forty Years of Painting   Dan Christensen: Forty Years of Painting

Fully illustrated 112 page catalogue Published 2009 ISBN: 978-1-891246-18-0

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, Dan Christensen: Forty Years of Painting. The 112-page catalogue includes essays by New York-based critic/curator Karen Wilkin, former gallerist Douglas Drake, and Sharon L. Kennedy from the Sheldon Museum of Art, as well as a foreword by exhibition curator Rachael Blackburn Cozad, director and CEO of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

For more than forty years, American artist Dan Christensen—long associated with the Color Field movement—experimented with colors, shapes, and forms in his large-scale paintings. Featuring 35 of the artist’s works of art from 1966 to 2006, the exhibition Dan Christensen: Forty Years of Painting is the first comprehensive Museum retrospective of the artist’s work since his death in 2007. This survey of his paintings documents his quest to understand the possibilities of color, paint, and pictorial space. Often placed within the Color Field movement, Christensen’s experimentation with tools and techniques makes him resistant to any one label or category but does place him among this country’s most ambitious abstract and gestural painters.

The exhibition is on view at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, May 15–August 30, 2009, and the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, October 23, 2009–January 31, 2010.

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 Tom Corbin: The Inevitable Artist (Hardcover)   Tom Corbin: The Inevitable Artist (Hardcover)

by Beverly Bellinger (Author), Dana Self (Author), Ron Berg (photographer), Luther Washington (Foreward), Holly Hunt (Introduction). 312 pages; Corbin Publishing (2006) ISBN: 978-0977330706

Coinciding with the 20-year anniversary of Corbin Bronze, Tom Corbin: The Inevitable Artist features Corbin’s career in the arts. This 312-page coffee table art book describes how, as a self-taught artist, Tom established his career and carved out a unique niche in the art and design world. Gorgeous photography and illuminating anecdotes make this book compelling for a wide audience.

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 David Bates: The Katrina Paintings   David Bates: The Katrina Paintings

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, David Bates: The Katrina Paintings. The catalogue includes essays by gallerist Arthur Roger, arts writer Carl Little, and Kemper Museum Curator Barbara O'Brien, as well as a foreword by Rachael Blackburn Cozad, director and CEO of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Published by the Kemper Museum, the catalogue is distributed by D.A.P.

For decades, Texas-based artist David Bates has chronicled the people and places along America’s bucolic Gulf Coast. Bates, like many Americans, was overwhelmed by 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and its destruction. In David Bates: The Katrina Paintings, the artist boldly addresses Katrina, one of the most severe and inexplicable tragedies of our time and its devastating aftermath. In this series, Bates’ paintings remind us again why art defines our civilizations.

After the exhibition is on view at the Kemper Museum, it travels to the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee, where it will be on view October 29, 2010–February 13, 2011.

Fully illustrated 116-page catalogue | Published 2010 | ISBN: 978-1-891246-20-3

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 Ken Aptekar: Painting Between the Lines, 1990–2000   Ken Aptekar: Painting Between the Lines, 1990–2000

Ken Aptekar: Painting Between the Lines, 1990–2000 Essays by Dana Self, Linda Nochlin, and H. Aram Veeser

Price: $40 signed by artist, $25 unsigned 95 pages, 36 color illus., 10 x 7 3/4 inches ISBN: 1-891246-05-4 Library of Congress Control Number: 2001087866 Published 2001, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Distributed by University of Washington Press. By appropriating paintings from Western art history, repainting them on wood panels, and covering them with sandblasted texts that include witty and poignant autobiography, Aptekar amplifies and extends art history's discursive dialogue.

This volume examines this mid-career artist's work for the past ten years, unraveling the stories that knit together the narrative character of Aptekar's work.

Ken Aptekar's paintings examine Jewishness, masculinity, autobiography, identity, and the slippery history of art. By appropriating paintings from Western art history, repainting them on wood panels, and covering them with sandblasted texts that include witty and poignant autobiography, Aptekar amplifies and extends art history's discursive dialogue. This volume examines this mid-career artist's work for the past ten years, unraveling the stories that knit together the narrative character of Aptekar's work. Over the past ten years, Aptekar's text-on-glass has changed from a single word or short phrases to anecdotes exploring the myriad guises that constitute a complex individual. Stories of his family and solicited responses from viewers merge with the histories embedded in the images Aptekar uses as source paintings. Aptekar lives in New York City and Paris.

Juxtaposing compelling narrative with imagery borrowed from art history's most-established and revered figures, Aptekar creates emotionally intimate, yet broadly accessible paintings. Aptekar's confessional colloquy with artists such as Rembrandt, El Greco, Manet, and Boucher; his family, museum-goers, and himself, provides the paintings' personal and emotional plenitude that expands the domain of interpretive possibilities.

The catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition Ken Aptekar: Painting Between the Lines, 1990–2000, on view September 16–December 2, 2001, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

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 Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita   Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita

Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita Essays by Elizabeth Dunbar, Dave Hickey, Franklin Sirmans, and Jason Steuber Price: $29.95 96 pages, 29 color plates, 14 collateral images, 7 x 11 inches, ISBN-10: 1-891246-13-5, ISBN-13:978-1-891246-13-5, Library of Congress Control Number: 2006926272, published: September 2006, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita (September 8 - November 5, 2006) is the first major solo museum exhibition of the provocative and visually stunning work of the acclaimed young Los Angeles artist Gajin Fujita. His paintings are elaborate fusions of contemporary urban street life and traditional Japanese iconography. The past and present, high art and pop culture, and Eastern and Western aesthetics exist in harmony in Fujita's paintings, demonstrating the artist's masterful ability to create visual metaphors for today's global hybridized society. Organized by Kemper Museum curator Elizabeth Dunbar, the exhibition will survey nearly a decade of Fujita's dazzling works.

The catalogue, printed by Asia Pacific Offset in Hong Kong, features an extended essay by Elizabeth Dunbar, curator of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; as well as essays by Dave Hickey, independent curator and professor of English and creative writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Franklin Sirmans, curator of modern and contemporary art for the Menil Collection; and Jason Steuber, former assistant curator of Asian art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The catalogue also includes a foreword by Kemper Museum Director Rachael Blackburn Cozad, an exhibition checklist, and biographical information about the artist. The catalogues are available September 2006. The Museum thanks L.A. Louver for supporting the publication of this catalogue.

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 Café Sebastienne: Art & the Dish   Café Sebastienne: Art & the Dish

32 pages, paper, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, ISBN: 1-891246-06-2, published 2002, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Art & the Dish, the first cookbook published by the Kemper Museum, captures favorite selections from its popular Café: nearly forty recipes exactly as Executive Chef Jennifer Maloney prepares and serves them, and many colorful reproductions of Frederick James Brown's The History of Art.

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 The History of Art by Frederick J. Brown, Activity   The History of Art by Frederick J. Brown, Activity

The History of Art by Frederick J. Brown, Activity & Coloring Book

Price: $5, 32 pages, paper, 30 b/w images and numerous illustrations, 11 x 8 1/2 inches ISBN: 1-891246-08-9 Published 2002, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

This children's activity and coloring book is based on The History of Art, a series of 110 oil paintings by Frederick J. Brown at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. This activity book invites you to color, draw, and write while thinking about these paintings.

The images in this book are drawn from Frederick J. Brown's The History of Art (1994/2000), on permanent display in the Kemper Museum's popular Café Sebastienne. Each painting in The History of Art represents an important movement or figure in art throughout the ages. Brown painted many works in the style of various artists from art history.

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art presents this activity book as part of its ongoing dedication to education and the community. Through its many public programs, workshops, lectures, family days, concerts, film series, and outreach projects, the Kemper Museum continues to serve as a free educational resource for the entire community, for all ages and abilities.

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 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: The First Ten Years   Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: The First Ten Years

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: The First Ten Years Essay by Rachael Blackburn Cozad 198 pages, paper, 185 color plates, 11 illustrations, 119 thumbnails, 11 x 8 1/4 inches ISBN: 1-891246-10-0 Published 2004

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art: The First Ten Years is the first catalogue of the Museum's permanent collection and features handsome color images of two hundred works in the collection.

The catalogue also includes a listing and 104 color images of all exhibitions in the past ten years and an essay about the Museum's history by Museum Director Rachael Blackburn Cozad. This catalogue chronicles highlights of the Museum's collection and exhibition during its first ten years (1994–2004).

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 Phantasmania   Phantasmania

96 pages, 41 color plates and numerous details, 9.75 x 8.75 inches, ISBN: 978-1-891246-15-9, Library of Congress Control Number: 2007920141, published May 2007, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

This 96-page, cloth-bound catalogue complements the Kemper Museum's exhibition Phantasmania, a survey of 17 emerging artists who examine a distinct undercurrent in today's artistic consciousness loosely defined by a proclivity toward escapism and a return to materiality that shares conceptual and aesthetic strategies with historical anti-rational and romantic movements. (Phantasmania is on view June 1–August 19, 2007)

The full-color catalogue features an introductory essay by exhibition curator Elizabeth Dunbar, addressing the "phantasmanic"ť undercurrent and positing within the context of related art historical movements. Dunbar along with Kemper Museum Curator Christopher Cook and arts writer Becca Ramspott have written sections devoted to each artist which also includes multiple four-color plates. The catalogue also includes a foreword by Kemper Museum Director Rachael Blackburn Cozad and an exhibition checklist. $29.95

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 Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons   Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons

Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons. Essay by Lowery Stokes Sims

Price: $20, 63 pages, paper cover, 31 color plates and 13 illustrations, 8 x 8 inches ISBN: 1-891246-07-0 Library of Congress Control Number: 2002103998 Published: 2002, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

This exhibition catalogue chronicles the artistic achievements of painter Frederick J. Brown. The catalogue includes more than thirty color plates. This catalogue Frederick J. Brown: Portraits in Jazz, Blues, and Other Icons was written by exhibition curator Lowery Stokes Sims, Ph.D., Director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. The catalogue chronicles the artistic achievements of painter Frederick J. Brown. The catalogue includes more than thirty color plates.

Frederick J. Brown is one of America's most prolific expressionist artists, often described as a key player in the 20th century art world, and a rule breaker with his own distinct style. He is a modern American storyteller, combining his interest in jazz and blues music, Native American and African culture, primitive folk art and European religious paintings to chronicle the American experience of those big and small, from Presidents to the common man. His portraits of African-Americans and American-Indians honor his own rich heritage and ensure their continued presence in the nation's cultural memory, while his series on blues and jazz musicians acknowledges their creative contributions and remembers their collective hardships. Brown's paintings are in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary of Art, and the White House.

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 Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Editing the Dark   Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Editing the Dark

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Editing the Dark Essay by Elizabeth Dunbar, Curator; 50 pages, paper cover, 26 color plates, 22 additional images, 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches ISBN: 1-891246-11-9 Published 2005

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Editing the Dark accompanies the exhibition by the same title on view March 11–May 15, 2005 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Three video installations Eight (2001), Single Wide (2002), and House with Pool (2004) by the Austin, Texas-based artistic team are showcased in Hubbard / Birchler's first major solo exhibition in North America. The catalogue includes an essay by Kemper Museum Curator Elizabeth Dunbar and color plates and production images from all three works, as well as images of select earlier works by Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler.

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 RubberMade: Sculpture by Chakaia Booker   RubberMade: Sculpture by Chakaia Booker

96 pages, 24 color plates and numerous details, 10.5 x 7.8125 inches, ISBN: 978-1-891246-16-6, Library of Congress Control Number: 2007941131, published May 2008, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

This 96-page, hard-bound catalogue complements the Kemper Museum's exhibition RubberMade: Sculpture by Chakaia Booker, a survey of 24 works, created since 2000 by the American artist. (RubberMade is on view June–August 17, 2008.) Since the early 1990s, Chakaia Booker has worked almost exclusively with recycled tires. Through a physically demanding process of twisting, slicing, and weaving found rubber tires (primarily from bikes, cars, and farm equipment), she forms dynamic, whimsical sculptures that fuse ecological concerns with questions about racial and economic differences, globalization, and existing sociopolitical power structures.

The full-color catalogue features an essay by exhibition curator and Kemper Museum Curator Christopher Cook and an interview between the artist and Valerie Cassel Oliver, curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The catalogue also includes a foreword by Kemper Museum Director Rachael Blackburn Cozad, artist biography, and exhibition checklist. $29.95

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 Seeing Zach   Seeing Zach

26 Pages, 9.5" x 8.2", Hardcover; Written and Illustrated by Bebe Kemper; Purple Chickie Press, August 25, 1999

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 Jules Olitski: Embracing Circles 1959-1964 [Paperback]   Jules Olitski: Embracing Circles 1959-1964 [Paperback]

55 Pages, 11.8" x 9.2", Written by David Moos, Hacket-mill and Freedman Art (2010)

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 Hung Liu: Great Granary [Hardcover]   Hung Liu: Great Granary [Hardcover]

220 pages, 11.4 inches x 11.6 inches x 1.4 inches; Written by Jianguo Sui, Wu Hung, and Hung Liu and published by Timezone 8; Bilingual edition (February 28, 2011)

Hung Liu: Great Granary is the story of one of China's pioneering women artists, whose groundbreaking 1981 mural "Music of the Great Earth" (at Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Art) is revered by a generation of Chinese artists, including Xu Bing, Sui Jianguo, Liu Xiaodong, Yu Hong, Wei Lin and Li Songsong, all of whom contribute to this celebratory monograph.

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 Video Art (Basic Art) [Paperback]   Video Art (Basic Art) [Paperback]

95 Pages, 9.1" x 7.4", Edited by Sylvia Martin and Uta Grosenick; published by Taschen (June 1, 2006).

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