Amy Cutler: Paintings and Drawings
Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108585
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Brown cloth-covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate on cover and title stamped in white on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Paintings and drawings by Amy Cutler. Foreword by Diane de Grazia. Essay by Lisa D. Freiman. Includes an index of plates, chronology, exhibition history and a bibliography. 112 pp., with 60 four-color plates and additional illustrations. 9-5/8 x 7 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
From the publisher: "Amy Cutler's exquisitely detailed scenes of women, animals and hybrid beings engaged in otherworldly drama lure the viewer into an enigmatic realm populated by figures with elongated noses, tea-kettle heads or broomstick arms, some wearing altered hoop skirts. She takes inspiration from stories and images encountered in the media, and then mixes them up with Persian miniatures, army survival guides, nineteenth century illustrations, folktales and personal experiences. Her works, which include gouache on paper, paint on wood panel, and drawing, have been described as 'snippets of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Hieronymus Bosch and Masterpiece Theatre.' Her scenarios are often funny and just as often uneasy--for instance, despite or because of the loving care they give, one group of her women subjects watch as their snowmen-companions melt away. This is the first book on the work of this young Brooklyn-based artist."