Beyond Boundaries: New York's New Art

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9780912383316: Beyond Boundaries: New York's New Art

Looks at recent paintings, sculpture, and photographs by New York artists, and shares brief statements by each individual

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A sampler of works by 56 artists, this oversized portfolio shows that the New York art scene is far more diversified than one might assume. Some artists are exploring the impact of technology: for example, R. M. Fischer builds futuristic metallic contraptions that seem to have a definite function. Other artists adapt surrealist themes: Barbara Kruger jolts the viewer with dadaist splicings of words and images, while Robert Guber's plastic sinks mysteriously emerge out of room corners. In Carrol Dunham's explosively colorful paintings, neoexpressionism, surrealist automatism and the sexual imagery of underground comics co-exist. Photo-based works mimic installation art as well as hyperrealism. Painter Ross Bleckner evokes a spectral, beautiful netherworld, all black, white and silver. Jon Kessler's "plastic fantastics"luminescent constructions whose interiors pulsate with lights and motorsdefy description. What all these works have in common, according to one essay included here, is that "technique and process are . . . deliberately and thoroughly developed aspects of meaning itself." Saltz co-edited Sketchbook with Voices.
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From Library Journal:

This is one critic's view of the "best and most promising art in New York in the mid-1980s." Usually today's art is reviewed or accompanied by a torrent of words; this book talks mainly through its mostly full-page plates of 56 selected artists' workspainting and sculpture, with some photography and mixed media thrown in. Smith's introductory essay contains all the obligatory jargon of contemporary art criticism, but fails to offer any real explanation of artistic appropriation, and why this concept is so crucial to recent art production. Unfortunately, since the book shows a cross-section only of the New York City art scene, it fails to be really representative of the significant trends in new art. Not recommended. Paula A. Baxter, Museum of Modern Art Lib., New York
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