Publisher: Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Art Center, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101862
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards with title blind-stamped on cover and printed in black on spine. Mixed-media works by Ellen Gallagher. Introduction by Susan Lubowsky Talbott. Essays by Catherine de Zegher, Jeff Fleming and Robin D. G. Kelley. Includes a list of works, brief biography, exhibition history, and bibliography. Designed by Bruce Mau, Bruce Mau Design, Inc., with Bryan Gee. 80 pp., with 19 four-color plates and numerous supporting illustrations and installation views in color and black and white; printed on heavy matte paper in Canada by Acme Litho. 12 x 9 1/4 inches. Out of print. Scarce.
Published to accompany the 2001 exhibition Ellen Gallagher: Preserve, at the Des Moines Art Center (also traveled to San Francisco and New York).
From the Publisher: "In all of her work, Gallagher merges traditional abstraction with social commentary; this surprising union results in engaging and poetic works that examine the cultural signs of race. The major sculpture in this exhibition and catalogue will have the appearance of a jungle gym, and will be formed of obsessively painted, intertwined wooden dowels. The book as a whole will include essays by several prominent scholars, and will present Gallagher's interest in cultural history, science, and science fiction."