Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis

Nina Canell
Stray Warmings


Texts by Steven Connor, Dieter Roelstraete, and Monika Szewczyk

Testing the intimate intersection of audience, object, and event, Nina Canell’s work has been described by curator Fionn Meade as “tethered to fragmented and often partially withheld narratives [and] comprised of choreographed indirection and relay.” Published in relation to the exhibition “Stray Warmings” at Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis, this new monograph brings together writing and reproductions that extend beyond this particular context. The book documents the broader framework that has defined the artist’s practice during the past years, considering how intuition, corners, and a stratification of the transparent have formed Canell’s understanding of sculpture and its dissolution.

The text contributions are comprised of a conversation between Dieter Roelstraete and Monika Szewczyk on the topic of communication, followed by an essay by Steven Connor on the consistency of words, imagination, and thought itself.

Copublished with Midway Contemporary Art
Design by Robin Watkins

Description
Nina Canell - Stray Warmings
Product Options
#OptionPriceStock
1-$42.003
Shipping
Shipping Rate: B
Order Nina Canell - Stray Warmings - @ $42.00
MORE...
Anthony PearsonAnthony Pearson

Anthony Pearson
Solarizations


Pearson’s work over the past few years has been an exploration of perceptual and historical aspects of photography and abstraction. Working in both chemical and electronic processes, Pearson has melded these photographic methods in a highly personal manner to suggest that the concerns of the analog and digital are not as disparate as supposed. His ongoing series of solarized, silver gelatin prints exploit elements of chance and variability through a highly controlled three-part process. Pearson begins by constructing tableaus of foil, spray-paint, and ripped paper through both additive and subtractive methods, alluding to precedents such as the décollage of the Nouveau Realistes. After photographing details of these drawings and constructions, the prints are then solarized in the darkroom during a process by which tonality of the image is inverted to varying degrees through a brief exposure to white light. While the small scale of these photographs could be read as referencing reproductive plates of gestural mid-century paintings, the unique nature of each photograph elaborates a highly personalized language that builds upon historical strains of abstraction.

Designed by Abi Chase

Description
Anthony Pearson - Solarizations
Product Options
#OptionPriceStock
1-$25.004
Shipping
Shipping Rate: B
Order Anthony Pearson - Solarizations - @ $25.00
MORE...