Stephen De Staebler

Stephen De Staebler: Matter + Spirit

Illuminating the significance of De Staebler’s practice as never before, curator Timothy Anglin Burgard analyzes the artist’s major pieces. Poet and critic Rick Newby sketches a biographical portrait of the sculptor, and renowned art historian Dore Ashton offers a moving tribute to the artist, with whom she was a lifelong friend. This authoritative volume—published on the occasion of a major exhibition at the de Young Museum in San Francisco—offers an unprecedented glimpse into the sculptor’s studio and process.… read more

Alex Kanevsky

Alex Kanevsky

Career-spanning monograph with essays by Peter Selz and Frances Malcolm. 200+ page Hardcover. *Selected by Independent Publisher as the 2016 National Gold Medal winner for Fine Art books!… read more

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Jaq Chartier, John DiPaolo, Edwige Fouvry, Sherie' Franssen, Ann Gale, Matt Gonzalez, Alex Kanevsky, Michael Kenna, Jenifer Kent, Mayme Kratz, Louise LeBourgeois, Vanessa Marsh, Danae Mattes, Kai Samuels-Davis, Terry St. John, Ann Weber

Lightning Strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists.

Catalogue accompanying the Lightning Strikes exhibition (2015-16), where 18 Artists respond to works by 18 Poets. Includes text of poems and images of Artwork. 60 pages, Color. 100% of proceeds generated from the book sales will be donated to St. Mary's college scholarship program for the MFA in Literary Arts.… read more

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Terry St. John

Terry St. John

Through his handling of light, St. John is able to fold his model into the overall composition, deftly weaving her body into the surrounding environment. She is one part of a gestalt that could not exist without her, without the anchoring wedge of green to her right, the vertical partitioning of sea and sky across the upper register, or any other element in the painting. -Frances Malcolm… read more

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Ann Gale

Ann Gale: Recent Work

People have comprised Gale’s primary, if sole, subject matter for a significant part of her career. As her subjects’ faces and bodies bear the greatest expressive weight and are rendered in the densest detail, her paintings are commonly regarded as portraits. Gale, however, has only recently become comfortable with the term “portrait,” settling into this art-historically-loaded though increasingly elastic concept as it’s deployed in different contexts and by different writers, artists, and scholars.… read more

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John DiPaolo

John DiPaolo: A Forty-Year Retrospective

The San Francisco based artist John DiPaolo (b. 1946) is one of the U.S.'s leading, contemporary abstract artists. Over the last forty years, he has pushed the limits of abstract painting that move and engage viewers rather than cater to the style's most common presuppositions. In doing so, he has imbued a storied, mid-20th century artistic movement with new energy and life, rendering it relevant and fresh in the immediate moment.… read more

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Michael Kenna

Forms of Japan

This beautiful book presents a meditative, arresting, and dazzling collection of 240 black-and-white images of Japan, made over almost 30 years by the internationally renowned photographer Michael Kenna. A rocky coast along the sea of Japan; an immense plain of rice fields in the snow; Mount Fuji towering over misty wooded hills; silent temples devoid of people but brimming with Buddhist deities; a Torii gate mysteriously emerging from moving clouds and water...… read more

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Danae Mattes

River Diary

A 36 page, full color catalog of reflections and inspirations written by Danae Mattes.… read more

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Joshua Meyer

Joshua Meyer

Available October 15, 2013. Although Joshua Meyer paints from reality, his paintings thwart the notion that there can be any such thing as objective reality. Instead, the figures and forms he chooses reveal the world as filtered through the complex network of thoughts, feelings, experiences, and impressions that constitute his singular vantage point.… read more

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Alex Kanevsky

Alex Kanevsky: Short Focus Paintings

"Emile Zola said that a work of art is nature viewed through a temperament. One never forget on is looking at a painted surface in the art of Alex Kanevsky. The creation of frenetic impasto, the cropping of the work, and its idiosyncratic viewpoint, is a middle reality—his reality, his temperament..." —Robert Flynn Johnson… read more

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Alex Kanevsky

Alex Kanevsky: Heroes and Animals

By remaining open to an ever-evolving vision of the world, Kanevsky’s paintings deliberately defy stylistic and thematic pigeonholing in an art world obsessed with taxonomic boundaries. His manner of painting is instead motivated by a desire to generate dialogue between subjective personal perception, external reality, and the tenuousness of translation.… read more

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Stephen De Staebler, Edwige Fouvry, Sherie' Franssen, Ann Gale, Alex Kanevsky

HEADS

In the spring of 2011, Peter Selz—former curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, founding director at the Berkeley Art Museum, and professor emeritus at University of California, Berkeley—curated the exhibition HEADS at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery. Featuring the art of Irving Petlin, Lucian Freud, Ann Gale, Edwige Fouvry, Alex Kanevsky, Sherie’ Franssen, Jim Morphesis, Patrick Graham, Gottfried Helnwein, Nathan Oliveira, and Stephen De Staebler, HEADS presents a fresh take on a well-worn theme by sidelining portraiture in favor of "the living and dead, portrait and mask, individual and symbol."… read more

Edwige Fouvry

Edwige Fouvry: Drawings and Paintings

Working in both oil on canvas and oil pastel and pencil on paper, Fouvry uses sketchy lines and gestures, small facets of bold pigment, and modulated fields of color to summarily render human figures and landscapes. Her final works are a testament not only to how memories change over time and are interpolated through experience, but they also document humankind’s extraordinary… read more

Sherie' Franssen

Sherie Franssen: Driving Into the Ocean

As an accomplished abstractionist whose saturated gestures swirl across her paintings’ surfaces with great athleticism, it is therefore surprising to learn that, within these very same paintings, it’s the presence of the figure that poses one of Franssen’s greatest challenges. Though she does not paint figures outright, figural elements act as catalysts that enliven her work with an important suggestiveness.… read more

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Ann Weber

Beauty, Joy & Wonder: The Art of Ann Weber

This catalogue was published to accompany of Ann Weber's 2012 exhibition at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Beauty, Joy & Wonder. It contains an essay by John Streetman, the museum's director, an artist statement, as well as bold images—including impressive installation shots—of Weber's work.… read more

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Ann Weber

Ann Weber: Love and Other Audacities

From May 22 until September 11, 2011, Ann Weber's large-scale cardboard sculptures were on view at Los Angeles's acclaimed Craft and Folk Art Museum. This catalogue was published to accompany the important exhibition, cheekily titled Love and Other Audacities and contains an essay by the museum's executive director, Suzanne Isken, as well as an interview with the writer Kristin Farr.… read more

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Ann Weber

Ann Weber: Strange Fruit

This catalogue was published on the occasion of Ann Weber's winter 2007 exhibition at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Strange Fruit. Mark Van Proyen, Professor as San Francisco Institute of Art, explains how the featured works are "uncanny in the way that they allude to ideas of the Self that seeks an understanding of itself both as subject and object."… read more

Jaq Chartier

Testing: Jaq Chartier

Seattle artist Jaq Chartier creates sensuous abstract paintings that are a compelling mix of art and science, the visceral and the cerebral, and painstaking trials and fugitive pleasures. Her minimalist compositions of blurred ovoids and inky lines chart the interaction of stains and dyes as they leach, bloom, bleed, merge, and mutate. The surfaces, composed of painted stains, milky films, and translucent layers, are visually seductive; they are also archives of the artist's rigorous testing and analyses of her materials.… read more

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Barbara Vaughn

Barbara Vaughn: Photographs

Barbara Vaughn’s vibrant, large-scale photographs use the natural world to explore abstraction and the visual and cognitive phenomena of perspective. Through her unique approach, Vaughn is able to create images that appear almost wholly disconnected from her original subject matter—… read more

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Ken Rosenthal: Photographs 2001-2009

This catalogue offers a small yet powerful survey of Rosenthal's evocative split-toned silver-gelatin prints. The 14 four-color plates cover work produced from his 2001 series, Seen and Not Seen, through to his 2009 series, Days Between.… read more

Guy Diehl

Guy Diehl: Still Life Painting

Since the mid-1980s, Diehl has utilized the still life format to make art about art. Rendered in a realist style, each painting takes as its focal point a particular artist, movement, or theme from art history. Much like words, each object… read more

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Ada Sadler

Ada Sadler: Paintings 2000-2003

Rather than attempting to reproduce a photograph by directly translating it into painted form, Ada Sadler is concerned with capturing a particular photograph’s—always her own—unique atmosphere and reproducing its visceral affects by playing with light and composition. Sadler's work has focused on the lines and light that imbue empty chairs with a solemn yet hopeful character, and, to a lesser extent, vintage, wind-up bath toys from the 1970s.… read more

Louise LeBourgeois

Louise LeBourgeois: Light Through Water

Light Through Water spotlights Lake Michigan—a longtime source of personal and artistic inspiration for LeBourgeois—at different times of day and under different weather conditions. To achieve naturalistic descriptions of her subject, LeBourgeois tightly renders the lake’s surface using a series of delicate brushes. Painted on panel, the smooth and glossy surface quality of her paintings… read more

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John DiPaolo

John DiPaolo: Paintings 2002-2006

"DiPaolo has created a body of work drawn from his inner resource. Dipping beneath surface appearances, he taps into a creative force strong enough to compel him to return to his studio day after day, filled with anticipate for the aesthetic aventures that lie ahead."—JoAnne Northrup… read more

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Kirsten Stolle: Evolutionary Soup

Kristen Stolle creates abstractions that expand upon the techniques she developed as a printmaker. For over 10 years, she has experimented with the handling of graphite, watercolor, and chine colle… read more

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Marshall Crossman

Marshall Crossman: Class Action

Back in the 1960s, before cameras were disposable or came embedded in cellphones, before pictures were taken casually and exchanged indiscriminately, posing for the high school yearbook was a rite of passage, an appeal to posterity, viewed by a stranger at a distance of several decades, these black and white photographs are striking for their apparent uniformity: through style of dress and lighting, subject and photographer seemingly conspire to make the entire class fit unobtrusively in a grid, as if everyone were seeking to be remembered unmemorably, as a face in a crowd.… read more

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Danae Mattes

Danae Mattes: Terrain

7 page catalog. 7 color plates. Softcover.… read more

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Danae Mattes

Danae Mattes: The Sibyl Series and Other Permeable Objects

Catalog produced in conjunction with Mattes' exhibition at the Fresno Art Museum, September 10 - October 31, 2004. Accompanying essay by Nancy M. Servis. 10 pages. 14 color plates. Softcover. 2004.… read more

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