UC Berkeley Arts + Design Showcase: Issue 02 2018

May 21, 2018

Paperback
186  pages
7.5 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 978-0-9998452-3-3

$20

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UC Berkeley Arts + Design: gathers outstanding creative work by UC Berkeley undergraduate students with stunning texts and images on nearly every page. From the visual arts to film to the performing arts, from the literary arts to architectural and industrial design, the UC Berkeley Arts + Design: features the achievements of top students in their respective fields. These works demonstrate the discipline of particular art forms—painting, theater, poetry—as well as the vibrant ‘mash-up’ of cross-disciplinary experiment. Described in the voices of the students who made them, the collection exemplifies and advances the innovation and creativity of UC Berkeley.

Epic: Art Materials & Supplies List for Oil Painting

May 16, 2018

Written and Illustrated by Kimberly Brooks

Paperback
72  pages
5 x 8 inches

ISBN: 978-0-9998452-0-2

$14.99

Available to the public Fall 2018

Advanced Copies for Kimberly Brooks Students Only

The Epic Art Materials & Supplies List for Oil Painting is a culmination of years researching the best and safest materials for oil painting by artist Kimberly Brooks. In it, the reader will find brief descriptions of every component necessary of each supply along with 2-3 options in different price ranges.

Oil painting practices need not be complicated and are often misunderstood and produce unnecessary exposure to toxic chemicals. Simple explanations and lists of mediums, canvas types, paint brands and brushes are accompanied by simple illustrations created by the artist.

Kimberly Brooks is a professional exhibiting artist and award winning teacher who on occasion conducts workshops around the country including at the Otis School of Art and Design and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

www.kimberlybrooks.com

KHÔRA:
John David O’Brien, Rebecca Ripple, Coleen Sterritt

March 29, 2018

Hardcover
115 pages
7.5 x 9.25 inches
70 Illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9993153-2-3

$39.95

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What is meant when using khôra to describe this exhibition, a Platonic concept that explains the space in which ideas exist? In this exhibition space is formed and agitated by the objects, shifting between imagination and reality, the tactile reality of our everyday life re-formed as a fantasy. It is a game that plays with perception. The artists compete with reality by using reality to trigger a new meaning or response as reality ignites each individual’s association with the module that has been created as a new entity. Khôra tickles our sense of, perception of, and association with that object, as if we are on a carousel: with each turn we return to the same place but we are always moving, there is a foundation that remains stable but our understanding of that foundation continues to change with each pass. Sense, perception, and association; these three phases of experience, varying from individual to individual, can be highly subjective. It is individuals’ response to this transformation that takes them through the experience of everyday perceptual genres to what becomes a game of play through imagination.

Khôra orchestrates different forms of materialized fantasy from three different minds in the same space, in order to create a new perception. These artists take common, recognizable objects from our everyday life and put them in a different context; they take familiar perception and twist it into a different universe, a tactile fantasy. The audience is looking at a real creation, but the composition of it removes the object from what it once was. As a painter I know that when the audience looks at a painting they know it is a complete myth. But when this myth becomes three-dimensional in the space and viewers become surrounded by it, all of their senses are alerted by it. It is a fantasy they can interact with, one which pushes them to reexamine reality. It makes the audience want to identify what is being seen, but the transformation is ongoing: there is no one way to look at this exhibition. The artists’ interaction is a compound concept of storytelling, philosophy, and fantasy. The objects move out of personal perception and become exclusive and esoteric.

The exhibition essay by Christopher Miles gives incredible insight into each artist’s work and opens the possibility for the audience to create its own interpretations of it. I hope the interviews with the three artists will provide a different dimension as well. It has been a pleasure to work with Coleen, John, and Rebecca, as I have known these artists as colleagues for decades.

Fatemeh Burnes
Los Angeles 2017

Memory & Identity: The Marvelous Art of Betye, Lezley & Alison Saar

March 26, 2018

Hardcover
94 pages
7.5 x 9.25 inches
55 Illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9998452-1-9

$39.95

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Betye, Lezley and Alison Saar have created some of the most powerful, important and deeply moving art in our contemporary world. Their compelling works forge idiosyncratic constructions of social memory and personal identity, as well as the cultural histories underlying them. All three Saars assemble two- and three-dimensional works based on unexpected juxtapositions of form and content. They deploy the flotsam of material culture, from discarded architectural components (old windows, ceiling tiles, wall paper) to domestic detritus (washboards, buckets, shelves) to historic photographs and printed fabrics.

Theseus: Vincent Desiderio on Art

December 22, 2017

Hardcover
164 pages
5 x 8 inches
30 Illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-9993153-7-8

$30

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*Book Review: NeotericArt by Matt Ballou*

This book features new artwork and an in-depth interview with legendary American painter Vincent Desiderio, conducted by artist Daniel Maidman in Desiderio’s Sleepy Hollow Studio on the occasion of his 2018 solo show “Theseus” at Marlborough Gallery in New York.

Desiderio is known for large, complex paintings which embrace both classical representation and the intellectual history of modernism and postmodernism. Among artists, he is also well-known for his fierce engagement with the ideas and methods that animate the history of visual art.

Over the course of a long sunny afternoon, Desiderio shared his insights on painting as a physical act, as a philosophical pursuit, and as a spiritual journey. This book presents that conversation, alongside the paintings made for the show

Table of Contents:

FOREWARD

NARRATIVE

INTERVIEW

THE BARQUE OF THESEUS

ACCESSING THE IMAGE

FLATTENED SPACES

 MATERIALS & PROCESS

PERSONAL TECHNICAL NARRATIVE 

THE DEATH OF MORAVIA

CONSTRUCTING A COMPOSITION

KANYE WEST

POTENT FREE FLOATING EMBLEMS

TEACHERS

MANET AND HISTORY OF PAINTING

THE CONCEPT OF PERSPECTIVE

CONTEMPORARY ART

ON BEAUTY

ON KURBRIK AND FELLINI

AUTHENTICITY

A LIFE LIVED IN AND THROUGH PAINTING

Coleen Sterritt

December 5, 2017

Essays by Cooper Johnson, Carole Ann Klonarides, Sue Spaid
220 pages, hardcover, 7.5 X 9.25 inches, 150 illustrations & photographs
ISBN 978-0-9998452-4-0

$49.99

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Griffith Moon is pleased to introduce Coleen Sterritt. This book, a collaboration between Griffith Moon and Lancaster Museum of Art and History, will showcase Sterritt’s sculptural work over a thirty year period along with an essays by Cooper Johnson, Carole Ann Klonarides, and Sue Spaid. Her work focuses on the nature-culture convergence, and is comprised of many disparate materials, such as pinecones, tar, fishing line, found furniture, and much more. Her work, organic and geometric, is held in many prominent private and public collections, such as The Museum of Contemporary Art L.A., The Anderson Museum, and Nestlé USA.

Brazen, A Painting and Poetry Collection

October 10, 2017

Hardcover Linen, Gold Foil, Dust Jacket
122 pages
5 x 8 inches
24 Illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9993153-3-0

Available to the public Spring 2018

$30

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Four Los Angeles-based poets write and perform original poems inspired by the recent exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Kimberly Brooks.  Brendan Constantine, Rich Ferguson, Luivette Resto and Marie Marandola will be performing at the Zevitas Marcus Gallery at 2:00 PM Sunday Oct 29th where advance reader copies will be available for guests.  The book will be available for release in the spring of 2018.

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Daniel Maidman: Nudes

March 1, 2017

Essays by Max Ritvo and Vincent Desiderio
7.5 x 9.25 in. Hardcover
120 pages, 80 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9981686-3-0
$39.95

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Daniel Maidman is one of the foremost masters of figure drawing in America. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Maidman has spent several decades grappling with the challenges and opportunities of life drawing. The resulting body of work – deft, ripe depictions of the human body in all its shapes and actions – has developed an avid following amongst artists and admirers alike. Griffith Moon Publishing’s “Daniel Maidman: Nudes” celebrates Maidman’s drawing oeuvre, selecting 80 recent pieces to provide an in-depth look at his powerful vision of the beauty and pathos of the human condition.

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Samantha Fields: Ten Years

February 2, 2017

Essay by Eve Wood
110 pages, hardcover, 7.5 X 9.25 inches, 80 illustrations & photographs
ISBN 978-0-9981686-9-2
$39.95

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Griffith Moon is pleased to introduce Samantha Fields. This book, a collaboration between Griffith Moon and Lancaster Museum of Art and History, will showcase Fields’ painting work, along with an essay by Eve Wood. In her work, Fields explores the experiential nature of light through painting – immersing the viewer in the ever-shifting mood of a specific time and place. Her subject matter includes landscapes consumed by disaster both natural and manmade. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, ArtWeek, Art in America, Artillery, Art ltd.,The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Chie Hitotsuyama: To Hear Your Footsteps

January 10, 2017

ISBN 978-0-9981686-0-9

$39.99

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A collaboration between Museum of Art and History, Lachaster, and MOAH:CEDAR and Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama, Griffith Moon introduces Chie Hitotsuyama: To Hear Your Footsteps  is comprised of an introduction by Shana Nys Dambrot and Hitotsuyama’s animal sculptures made entirely from recycled newspaper. Her work, whimsical though often serious, is a commentary on global climate change. Hitostsuyama has exhibited her works in many places around Japan, including the Ginza Mitsukoshi Gallery (2013) and the Child Museum at the H.C. Andersen Park in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture (2014), and she is currently the Artist in Residency at MOAH.

hitotsuyamastudio.com

lancastermoah.org

 

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