Our extraordinary collection of books for the Art Lending Collection are expanding! Some of these books are fresh on the art scene while others have been gracing earth with it’s presences for quite a while, but it’s new here! So today I’m taking a moment to show off our new toys and inviting all of Pittsburgh to come play! And by play I mean take them home and enjoy them for 3 weeks!
Here what the books on display have to say about themselves:
Edited by Frances Morris & Tiffany Bell
One day Agnes Martin, an abstract expressionist, was thinking about trees. Trees to Agnes represent innocence and thus was born her creation of grids, which equally represent innocence.
Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion For Landscape
Edited by Tim Barringer and Oliver Fairclough
The editors take a look at art from Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales, which give a history of Britain’s landscape. Under the views of multiple disciplines, they are able to reach back as far as the eighteenth century to the present.
Lisa Yuskavage The Brood: Paintings 1991-2015
Includes essay’s by Christopher Bedford, Suzanne Hudson, Catherine Lord, and Siddhartha Mukherjee
Lisa Yuskavage uses controversial and seductive oil paintings to speak on female transgression and empowerment.
Chris Ofili: Night and Day
Edited by Massimiliano Gioni
Chris Ofili, a Turner Prize Winner, uses paint, resin, glitter, and elephant dung to put together semi abstract art.
Edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann and Lisa Gabrielle Mark
Mike Kelley artistically examines cultural identity, production, power and belief using many disciplines.
Essay’s by Carol Becker, Lisa Yun Lee and Achim Borchardt-Hume
Theaster Gates went to school for urban planning, ceramics, and religious studies. His schooling is highly advertised in his politically inclined art which seems to mimic black history.
Latoya Ruby Frazier: The Notion of Family
Essays by Dennis Dickerson, Laura Wexler and Dawoud Bey
Three generations of life in Braddock, 1 family whose roots have been here since the very beginning. Latoya’s photography gives an aerial truth that even Google Maps seems to hide.
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Edited by Eugenie Tsai
Kehinde Wiley uses American and European portraiture to combat race, power and the politics of representation.
How to Draw and Paint Science Fiction Art
By Geoff Taylor
Step by Step teaching of how to design science fiction art.
Hadid: Works 1979-2013
Futuristic architecture designs by Zaha Hadid
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series
Edited by Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall
Jacob Lawrence’s paintings of The Great Migration of 1915-1916.
Elizabeth Catlett: An American Artist In Mexico
Edited by Melanie Anne Herzog
Discovering the “Mexicanness” of Catlett’s work, a 50 year resident of Mexico and a black woman.
Edgar Heap of Birds
By Bill Anthes
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (That’s his entire name) uses his contemporary art to tell Native American History! Yes even the history some societies choose to ignore.
Joan Jonas: They Come To Us Without a Word
Edited by Jane Farver
Joan Jonas, A professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, uses interwoven fragments of videos to speak her concerns about the condition of the world. There is an urging to share with that which we ignore, like air and animals.